Alex Botwin aka Paper Diamond holds his origins in Livetronic and Acid Jazz when he was the bassist in Pnuma Trio. Since then he has gone solo in the EDM scene and burst to the forefront of trap, transforming the typically heavy sound into groovy, melodic compositions.

He founded the Elm & Oak record label in Boulder, Colorado and in 2010 he signed with Pretty Lights Music, eventually leaving for his current label Mad Decent. He's not new to the forest: he's been hitting the Electric Forest stage since 2012.