Goldman Sachs’ Chief Govt Officer David Solomon — who moonlights as a techno DJ — will carry out at this yr’s Lollapalooza music 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.
Whereas Solomon makes frequent appearances acting at small golf equipment in Miami and New York, Lollapalooza is his greatest efficiency so far.
The hard-charging Solomon — who has attracted controversy together with his part-time DJ gigs amid complaints from junior bankers about 100-hour work weeks — has defended spinning records saying it helps his “left mind, proper mind” steadiness.
The 60-year-old monetary titan stated on a podcast final yr that his aspect hustle initially raised eyebrows at Goldman, saying he was informed, “You possibly can’t do this… it’ll damage your profession professionally.”
“I thought of it and I stated, ‘I get pleasure from this, I’m not doing something fallacious,’ ” Solomon stated. “I’m having enjoyable… it makes me really feel good.”
One supply near Solomon stated that, regardless of his hard-driving administration type, many Goldman staff have now accepted and even embraced their boss’s DJ’ing behavior.
“Folks respect dedication and he works arduous at it,” the supply stated. His gigs set an instance for Goldmanites to search out pursuits outdoors the workplace, and have made him extra accessible and relatable for youthful staff, the supply added.
Nonetheless, others say Solomon’s musical pursuits have typically rubbed staff the fallacious means. Final summer time, on the eve of calling staff again to the workplace, he launched a brand new single titled “Study to Love Me.”
The appearances have additionally landed him in sizzling water.
In summer time 2020, Solomon opened for The Chainsmokers at a charity profit within the Hamptons that got here beneath hearth for violating social distancing pointers. The live performance sparked a lot anger that then-Governor Cuomo stated the Division of Well being would examine the efficiency.
A spokesman declined to touch upon Solomon’s efficiency.
The Lollapaolooza occasion might be held July 28-31 in Chicago’s Grant Park with tickets starting from $350 to north of $4,000. Lollapalooza has been on hiatus because the outbreak of coronavirus however drew almost 400,000 on the final competition in 2019.