Digital Media Concepts/Zedd
Anton Zaslavski is a DJ, music producer, musician, and multi instrumentalist and song writer. Known by his stage name "Zedd" he has slowly climbed the charts to become one of the most promising music producers today. He specializes in retro and electro house style but has also worked in dubstep and classical music. With songs like "Clarity" and his remixes of different artists songs like Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, and Eva Simons he has created a niche for himself in the industry in which he is becoming increasingly sought after due to his playful and uniquely catching style of creating music. He has released two albums both climbing to the top of the charts and being extremely successful. His first was "Clarity" and the next "True Colors" He has time and time again proven his mettle with everything he releases becoming a hit on the top charts and loved extremely by audiences. Even with hiatuses like the one he took in 2017, he came back and his music continues to strike a chord with the audience.
Anton was born to musician parents. His father is a guitarist and his mother a piano teacher. He was born on September 2, 1989 in Russia but soon moved with his family to Germany at the age of four. At this age, he began playing piano and starred in his band at the age of twelve with his brother where he learned to play drums. His parents tried to teach him how to play classical music in which he had no interest. Once he heard music from French duo "Justice", he was drawn to electronic music. In school, he had a best friend who's name was also Anton. Whenever a teacher would call on Anton, both of them would answer thus urging them to pick up nicknames in which Anton took the first letter of his last name and chose Zed. (Later once his career started, he added the extra Z at the end to make it unique).
Rise to FameEdit
Zedd used basic computer formatting to play with sounds and eventually started creating his own music. He sent a piece of it to a record producing label stating in the email "you'll like my music". once they listened to it, they urgently contacted Zedd for inquiry about signing a deal. He soon had his first original song released named "The Anthem" which entered Billboards Electro House Top 20. As he gained increasing recognition in Russia and Germany, he became a well known name. While going against the status quo of his family being largely classical music based, he was really good at what he does in the Electric music section. It was remixes that continued to gain ground and spread out internationally. He was someone people wanted to hear which urged him to expand internationally.
Zedd began remixes for songs from well known artists like Justin Bieber, Black Eyed Peas, and Lady Gaga in which his remix of "Born This Way" was featured in her album. He signed with Interscope records in 2012 and released his album "Clarity", wrote and produced Beauty and the Beat for Justin Bieber, and had his song Spectrum automatically reach the top of the charts, finished his tour which sold out at 5 venues, and produced "Break Free" with Ariana Grande which was number 4 on the Top Charts. After a 6 month hiatus, Zedd released his second album "True Colors" which reached number one of the Electro Pop charts. On July 17, 2018 Zedd released his song "Happy Now". This year he has had four releases all becoming extremely succesful. In January he released "The Middle" with Maren Morris which became Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. and in March he was given number 7 on the ranking of best dance musicians in the Billboard Top.
Zedd was in a short relationship with Selena Gomez yet the reasons for their breakup are unknown. He recently purchased a 16 million dollar home for himself in which he now lives. He has also purchased a gigantic Skittles machine which resides in his home.
|Moment of Clarity Tour (2013)|
|True coors Tour (2015)|
|Echo Tour (2017-18)|
|Upcoming tour 2019, Name TBA|
https://www.allmusic.com/artist/zedd-mn0002782403/biography https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/zedd-15851.php https://www.billboard.com/music/zedd https://www.zeddlifestyle.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF-Mqs2qC-M