10 Things You Didn't Know About Zedd

Posted at September 2nd, 2015 | by Supreet.cheema | in

The Russian-German music producer Anton Zaslavski aka Zedd gained popularity world wide soon after he dropped his track ‘Clarity’, which later made him bag a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording at the 56th Grammy Awards, in 2012. Soon Zedd made fans worldwide. Marking his 26th Birthday today, we bring to you a list of 10 things you probably didn’t know about Zedd!

 

1. Zedd was born on September 2, 1989 in Saratov, Soviet Union. He moved to Germany at three years old and grew up in Kaiserlautern.

 

 

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2. Zedd started playing classical piano at age 4 and drums at 12. He always thought that he would become a professional pianist. Check him out playing “La Fiesta” at the age of 9 below!

 

 

3. He started writing music before the age of seven and would present his parents with a new song everyday when they got home from work.

 

4. At age 12 he joined his brother’s metal band, Dioramic, as a drummer. He was in the band for 9 years. Although he is no longer a member, he wrote all of the songs on their upcoming album.

 

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5. Zedd won two Beatport remix contests as an unsigned producer in 2010. The remixes were Mousakka Clarke & Fisher’s “Love is Key” and Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice.

 
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6. His hobbies include playing playstation, hanging with friends, sleeping, and “shaving it up.”

 

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7. Zedd’s remix of Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” broke into the Beatport Electro House Top Ten charts, peaking at number 2. Skrillex signed Zedd to his OWSLA label.

 

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8. Zedd produced Lady Gaga’s album ARTPOP. He has also produced for the Black Eyed Peas.

 

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9. He doesn’t prepare his sets in advance.

 

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10. The classically trained musician became interested in producing electronic music after hearing French electronic duo Justice when he was 20 years old.

 

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Here’s wishing the superstar a happy birthday!

 

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Featured image courtesy: Rukes.com

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