Birth name Anton Zaslavski
Born September 2, 1989 (age 23)
Origin Kaiserslautern, Germany
Genres Electro house, progressive house, complextro, dubstep
Occupations Producer, DJ, musician
Years active 2002-present
Labels Interscope, OWSLA, Dim Mak Records
Website Facebook, OWSLA
Anton Zaslavski (born September 2, 1989), known primarily by his stage name Zedd, is a Russian-German electronic music producer and DJ. He primarily produces in the electro house genre, but has branched out, drawing influences from progressive house, complextro and dubstep.
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Zaslavski was born in Russia. He is a classically trained musician, born to two musicians, and began playing the piano and drums at the age of four. In 2002 he began playing for the German band Dioramic, signed by Lifeforce Records. Zaslavski's interest in producing electronic music was piqued after hearing † by French electronic duo Justice. He began producing electronic music in 2009.
Under the name 'Zedd', Anton has produced a wide variety of remixes and originals. He first made waves in the scene when he won two different Beatport remix contests; his first original release, 'The Anthem', broke into the Beatport Electro house Top 20. His remix of Skrillex's "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" broke into the Beatport Electro House Top Ten charts, coming to rest at #2. He has since produced remixes of well-known artists of the likes of The Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Skrillex, and more. Anton creates his music using the Cubase suite of music production applications, and takes advantage of different plug-ins including the Sylenth1, Nexus and Omnisphere synthesizers, and the Kontakt sampler.
In 2011, Zedd's remixes of Lady Gaga's tracks "Born This Way" and "Marry the Night" would appear on the special edition of her third studio album, Born This Way (2011). In September, Zedd's single "Shave It" was premiered as a thirty second teaser on Skrillex's YouTube page, this being Zedd's first release on OWSLA records.
In 2012, Zedd signed with Interscope Records and released his debut single from the label, "Spectrum", with vocals by Matthew Koma, boyfriend of Carly Rae Jepsen. He then produced the Eva Simons song, I Don't Like You, which was also released on Interscope. He also produced the track "Beauty and a Beat" with Max Martin for Justin Bieber's third studio album, Believe.
He also appears in a commercial advertising BEATS by Dr.Dre with a few other stars.
He is producing Lady Gaga's upcoming ARTPOP album.