GLDN joined us at Nexus Lounge Virtual at theRoof at theWit in Chicago. GLDN told us all about his career, new releases, and thoughts on the music industry.
GLDN is an independent italian DJ that has already experienced amazing success, even at the age of just 22. He has already racked up more than 30 million streams and his single, “Thinking About You,” is loved by fans all over the world. His work has also captured the attention of some of EDM’s biggest names, including Martin Garrix, Afrojack, and Tiesto, who is now singing his praises.
The producer made sure we knew which direction his music was headed in by teasing new releases, including a remix of INNA’s “Flashbacks.” Deep House influences will be central to GLDN’s next year, which is evident with this remix.
Virtual performances in the future are both good and bad for artists. While acknowledging they will remove some of the barriers to collaboration, GLDN is concerned about the impact of virtual shows on small-scale artists. Ticket sales can be one of the artists’ top sources of income, and without them, some might struggle to sustain full-time music production.