Monday, 11 January 2016

Zedd - DJ's get hotter

Anton Zaslavski was born in Saratov, Russia, c. 1989.   He moved to Germany at three years old and grew up in Kaiserlautern. He is a classically trained musician, born to two musicians. His father Igor Zaslavski is a guitarist and schoolteacher and his mother is a piano instructor.

Zedd worked with Japanese singer, Namie Amuro and produced her promotional single, "Heaven" for her album Feel.

Zedd would later work with her again in 2015 for her album, genic, although none of his songs were actually featured in her album.

He began playing the piano at the age of four and drums at twelve. He has an elder brother, Arkadi. Zedd's best-known productions to date are the songs "Clarity" featuring Foxes which charted at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number one of the US Hot Dance Club Songs; and "Break Free", a song which has peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, becoming his first song to do so.

Zedd won the Grammy award for Best Dance Recording at the 56th Grammy Awards for "Clarity".

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