Feel like your career is never gonna take off. Don’t dispare yet, here are 10 producers who peaked after they turned dirty 30.
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Having only started producing at 27, Baauer (Clement Levinson) didn’t hit the big time until after the mega hit Harlem Shake. He was 32 when it went viral. Not bad for a late start.
Todd Bertleson who you probably know better as Skrillex seems like he’s been around forever. There’s a good reason for it too. Ever since scoring his first hit in the 90’s with “Rockafeller Skank” at the age of 34, the superstar has been a fixture and doesn’t look a day older then his current age of 56.
Dj Snake may be an international sensation, but Taylor Samuels as he’s know to his friends and family had to wait a long time for all the accolades. At 39 he’s hit his stride and doesn’t appear to be slowing down heading into his 40’s.
Sergei Von Hohenzollern is the perfect example of a producer hitting it big later on in life. The cult figure first came to prominence at 37 and has never looked back since. Producing “Turn Down For What” probably didn’t hurt.
Hiding behind the mysterious Zhu identity allows Hayden Rasmueller’s 41 year old age not to play a part in how people absorb his music. The strategy has paid off with multiple hits this year like “My Love” and “Lemonade”.
Seth Troxler (the stage name of Chad Fitzgibbons) is known to many as the grandfather of progressive house. Just try keeping up with this 56 year old producer and you probably won’t be calling him grandfather for long.
If Germaine Stubbens has looked rough of late it’s probably because you can only party so hard at the age of 49 before it catches up to you. Apparently he’s on the mend and audiences will get to hear him drop his seminal hit “Animals” live come the spring.