Goldman Sachs’ Leader Government Officer David Solomon — who moonlights as a techno DJ — will carry out at this 12 months’s Lollapalooza tune competition as DJ D-Sol.
Solomon might be becoming a member of singers together with Dua Lipa, Metallica, Doja Cat and Inexperienced Day on the famed four-day Chicago bash.
Whilst Solomon makes widespread appearances functioning at small golf equipment in Miami and New York, Lollapalooza is his greatest efficiency to this point.
The hard-charging Solomon — who has attracted controversy along with his part-time DJ gigs amid court cases from junior bankers about 100-hour paintings weeks — has defended spinning information announcing it is helping his “left mind, proper mind” stability.
The 60-year-old monetary titan mentioned on a podcast final 12 months that his aspect hustle to start with raised eyebrows at Goldman, announcing he used to be informed, “You’ll be able to’t do this… it’ll harm your occupation professionally.”
“I considered it and I mentioned, ‘I experience this, I’m no longer doing the rest incorrect,’ ” Solomon mentioned. “I’m having a laugh… it makes me really feel just right.”
One source close to Solomon said that, despite his hard-driving management style, many Goldman employees have now accepted and even embraced their boss’s DJ’ing habit.
“People respect commitment and he works hard at it,” the source said. His gigs set an example for Goldmanites to find pursuits outside the office, and have made him more accessible and relatable for younger employees, the source added.
Still, others say Solomon’s musical pursuits have sometimes rubbed employees the wrong way. Last summer, on the eve of calling employees back to the office, he released a new single titled “Learn to Love Me.”
The appearances have also landed him in hot water.
In summer 2020, Solomon opened for The Chainsmokers at a charity benefit in the Hamptons that came under fire for violating social distancing guidelines. The concert sparked so much anger that then-Governor Cuomo said the Department of Health would investigate the performance.
A spokesman declined to comment on Solomon’s performance.
The Lollapaolooza event will be held July 28-31 in Chicago’s Grant Park with tickets ranging from $350 to north of $4,000. Lollapalooza has been on hiatus since the outbreak of coronavirus but drew nearly 400,000 at the last festival in 2019.