Artist Spotlight: Lido

This series highlights some of the most anticipated heavy hitters and up-and-comers performing at the first-ever Middlelands. Get to know these beat-makers ahead of their debut on the Middlelands stages.



From: Norway
For fans of: Alison Wonderland, Cashmere Cat, Mr. Carmack, Tennyson
Releases on: Pelican Fly, Because Music, Mad Decent

Why you should be listening: Lido is an embodiment of his production. A musician first and foremost, his creative boundaries for writing and creating electronic-based music are wide open. His ingenious ability to integrate a full orchestra, distinctive vocal stylings, and rap features across his debut solo album, Everything, is unique in itself and elevates the art form. He makes it possible for electronic music to feel cinematic in a way that’s far beyond the dancefloor.

Take a spin: From its divine descant to its raw message, “Angel,” a beautiful cut off Everything, recognizes and accepts the end of a dying romance in both musical and lyrical truth. In this special live version, Lido leaves his vocals unprocessed and untouched to best express the purity of his emotional clarity.

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Tickets and camping passes for the first-ever Middlelands are available now.