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IN Celebrities ON 15 Jul, 2016
It's the Edm generation and this musical genre is on its all time high and is spreading faster than before. The Popular EDM artists had different jobs before making it big in the music industry.
To multiply their income they did everyday jobs so that they can pursue the career which they like.
Let's have a look at some of them.
Diplo taught kids in the school before his musical days. He worked as a school teacher in Philadelphia and was helping kids with behavioural problems in learning how to read and solve math problems and other subjects.
Diplo ultimately decided to quit teaching due to the demanding atmosphere and also lack of respect for teachers and his strong desire to pursue his DJ career instead. Diplo once retweeted some pictures of a teacher twerking which resulted in the teacher getting fired.
Calvin Harris was ranked the highest-paid DJ in the world for two years in a row. He worked at various grocery stores before making it big. Calvin Harris told in an interview that he succeeded as a grocery store employee due to his height because it allowed him to pick items off high shelves.
He also told that he didn't have any positive experience working there. Calvin also worked at a fish factory for over a year but was fired on his birthday.
Moby- might not be a familiar name for new EDM listeners but he was the one who laid the groundwork for many of the producers and DJs working today. In an interview with the TIME magazine, Moby said that he took the golf caddy job just to buy David Bowie's album "Lodger".
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Laidback Luke, the Dutchman wanted to become a comic book illustrator and so he decided to become a graffiti artist. His graffiti days ended when one of his crew members got caught while putting up graffiti and also told the police about the identities of his fellow artists.
Luke was then arrested and from then on he decided to quit graffiti and focus on his musical career.
The duo was recognised for their music later but for their looks earlier. They have maintained a good balance between their music and modelling career. At the age of 16, both girls started their modelling career. They modelled for Chadwick Models agency and were in the Opera Australia Academy but they dropped out to pursue a songwriting career.
Richie Hawtin is one of the major figures in the techno scene and that he worked at McDonalds may surprise many of us. Before McDonalds, Hawtin had his first job as a corn detasseling and has also worked at a video store.
Destructo is a music executive by day and a DJ by night. Richards was an on-air radio personality and was dubbed "The Bush Man". He also became the youngest ever radio show host for power in 1989. A rare video of "The Bush Man" was uploaded a few months ago on YouTube.
Pete Tong is the most influential radio personality in the history of EDM. He did various jobs before becoming a DJ. He worked as a staff writer and editor at "Blues and Soul" magazine. He held that position until 1983.
Paul Van Dyk had a tough childhood. He had an interest in music but circumstances prevented him from pursuing his musical career. Van Dyk first worked as a technician and then later as a carpenter. When both the things didn't work for him he decided to make people dance on his beats and became a DJ.