Alexander Pall (born 16 May 1985)[3] is of French descent and grew up in Westchester County, New York. His mother is a housewife and his father is an art dealer.

 

Andrew Taggart (born 31 December 1989)[4] is of Scottish descent and was raised in Freeport, Maine. His mother is a teacher and his father sold prosthetics. He was turned onto to EDM at the age of 15 while abroad in Argentina, where he was introduced to the music of David Guetta, Daft Punk and Trentemøller.[5]

 

Musical style

 

Taggart has described the duo's music as "blur[ring] the lines between indie, pop music, dance music, and hip-hop."[6] The pair have cited Pharrell Williams and Deadmau5 as musical influences.[7][8]