AM Only agant Lee Anderson, 31, walked the Grammy Awards red carpet alongside Skrillex this February. That’s how integral he was to the young dubstep troubadour’s explosive success, going from 20- to 20,000-person shows in just two years. “My philosophy is to reasonably push the boundaries for my clients,” Anderson says. “Finding new venues to use, doing several small underplays in a market as opposed to one big show or trying some unique packaging to mix it up.”
For some serious mixing, look no further than Anderson’s brainchild Full Flex Express, an homage to the 1970 Festival Express, a Canadian train tour that featured the likes of the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. In similar fashion, the six-date Full Flex Express featured Skrillex, Diplo and Grimes, shuttling the artists across Canada via private locomotive.
Before that, Skrillex did winter stints in New York and L.A., playing consecutive nights at different venues of varying sizes. Anderson also works with electronic dance music stalwarts Laidback Luke, Wolfgang Gartner and MSTRKRFT; up-and-comers like Zedd, Tommy Trash and Alvin Risk; and a growing roster of fresh young talent. “Every single act I represent gives me music and ideas to be excited about on a daily basis,” he notes.