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Zedd

25 Things You Didn't Know

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    Did you know Zedd’s real name is Anton? Learn more about the EDM star.

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    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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    His song "The Anthem" broke into Beatport Electro house Top 20.

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    Zedd's remix of Skrillex's "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" broke into the Beatport Electro House Top Ten charts, peaking at number 2.

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    His hobbies include playing playstation, hanging with friends, sleeping, and "shaving it up."

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    Zedd was born Anton Zaslavski in Russia to two musician parents.

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    Zedd produced Justin Bieber's "Beauty and a Beat" with Max Martin for Believe.

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    Zedd has also produced for the Black Eyed Peas.

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    Zedd is producing Lady Gaga's upcoming album ARTPOP.

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    Most of his inspiration comes from Radiohead and Silverchair.

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    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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    Zedd started playing classical piano at age 4. He also plays drums and thought that he would become a professional pianist. Listen to Zedd on iHeartRadio

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    Zedd gives Lady Gaga credit for making his debut album possible. He took some time off from touring to work with her in the studio for four months. Taking time off from touring also allowed him to work on his own album.

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    Zedd opened for Gaga on the Asian leg of her Born This Way Ball tour in 2012.

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    The first single off of his debut album, Clarity, was "Spectrum." The song, featuring Matthew Koma, hit the Top 10 on iTunes, reached #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Song chart and Beatport Worldwide, and became the dance club song of the year in 2012.

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    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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    The first album Zedd ever purchased was Daft Punk's Discovery.

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    He's toured with Skrillex and is said to be his protege.

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    He has a residency at LIGHT, a nightclub at the Mandalay Bay resort in Vegas.

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    When he got his start his "studio" was a tiny room in the basement of his parents' home in Germany equipped with speakers and a laptop.

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    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.

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    He doesn't prepare his sets in advance.

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    "Clarity" was performed by American Idol singer Jessica Sanchez on an episode of Glee.

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    He loves eating bacon, sushi, and pizza.

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    He performed an acoustic version of "Clarity" on David Letterman this year featuring Foxes on vocals.

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