Goldman Sachs’ Chief Government Officer David Solomon — who moonlights as a techno DJ — will carry out at this 12 months’s Lollapalooza music pageant as DJ D-Sol.
Solomon will likely 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 largest 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” stability.
The 60-year-old monetary titan stated on a podcast last year that his aspect hustle initially raised eyebrows at Goldman, saying he was instructed, “You may’t do this… it’ll damage your profession professionally.”
“I considered it and I stated, ‘I take pleasure in this, I’m not doing something incorrect,’ ” Solomon stated. “I’m having enjoyable… it makes me really feel good.”
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.