Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon shares the story of how he became a DJ

Posted On: Jan 19, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon shares the story of how he became a DJ

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon is a DJ on the side. His stage name is DJ D-Sol.
Solomon said DJ-ing started out as a hobby until it became apparent that he "was actually developing some skills," he said on the JJ Redick Podcast.
Now, he sees DJ-ing as an outlet and a way to connect with younger coworkers.
Warren Buffett plays the ukulele. Larry Ellison sails. Oprah Winfrey reads books.
And David Solomon, CEO of Goldman Sachs since fall 2018, is a DJ, stage name DJ D-Sol.
On an episode of the JJ Redick Podcast, Solomon said it all started when he was introduced to record producer Paul Oakenfold, who in turn introduced him to other people who taught him how to DJ. For years, Solomon said, it was relegated to a Sunday-afternoon hobby.
Then Oakenfold heard that Solomon "was actually developing some skills." He called Solomon and invited him to DJ for the first hour at a club in New York.
"I said to him, 'I've never done this,'" Solomon told Redick. "He said, 'Look, it's an hour. Pick 10 tracks you want to mix...

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