Lido is the moniker used by Norwegian electronic musician and producer Peder Losnegrd. The son of a gospel choir director, Losnegrd's musical talent developed early; he was learning drums and piano and composing at a young age. By the time he was 16, he'd launched a burgeoning career as a rap artist and, based on his self-released 2008 Good Guy Mixtape, signed with Universal Music Norway under the name LidoLido. He went on to release two LPs for Universal -- 2012's Pretty Girls & Grey Sweaters and 2013's Battle Poetry -- and established himself as much for his production talents and beatmaking as for his rapping. By 2014, he'd shortened his name to Lido and began to shift his focus more to remixing and production, releasing the I Love You EP and remixing tracks by major artists like Justin Timberlake, the Weeknd, and Alt-J. He continued to break out internationally over the next year, collaborating with DJ and producer Canblaster on the Superspeed EP and with R&B singer Santell on The Passion Project EP. In addition to launching a sold-out U.S. tour, he produced a track for Chance the Rapper and executive-produced Halsey's 2015 debut album Badlands. In early 2016, Lido posted an eight-minute remix of Kanye West's album The Life of Pablo, titled The Life of Peder, which notched one-million streams in its first 24 hours. Everything, his debut solo album as Lido, arrived later that year, with a remixed version (Everything Remixed) dropping the following year. 2017 also saw the release of the single "Not Enough", which featured indie R&B duo They.
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