Zedd and Canadian singer/songwriter Alessia Cara have synched for a new single entitled ‘Stay’.
A brief video was posted via Twitter on Saturday that unveiled an audio snippet of the forthcoming release. ‘Stay’ is scheduled to drop on 24th February.
Zedd announced that he would be arranging a show to raise funds to help the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) rally against President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration ban earlier this week.
Now, he’s dropped the first phase of the line-up for the show, which is set to take place at the Staples Center, Los Angeles on Monday 3rd April.
Zedd has called on numerous artists to join him in a show rallying against President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration ban, which closes US borders to refugees and immigrants from seven majority Muslim countries.
The order, which blocks entry to the US for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan and Libya for 90 days as well as suspending admission to Syrian refugees, was met by wide condemnation, including that from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who filed a lawsuit against Trump. That lead to a federal judge ordering a stay on the President’s order.
The Indy 500 Snake Pit has announced headliners Zedd and Marshmello as part of the list of performers, scheduled over Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday, 28th May at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Snake Pit will take place during the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. For many, the draw is the hundreds of laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but for music fans the Snake Pit is truly where the action is at.
Ultimate Music Experience (UME), returning to South Padre Island, Texas from 15th-18th March 2017 at Clayton's Outdoors, will host Borgore, REZZ and Tritonal, amongst others with its previously announced headliners Tiësto, Marshmello and Zedd.
Dominican Republic’s top arts and music festival is in its’ second year and the line-up is sizzling! Featuring three stages – LIVE, Circoloco and DANCE – artists across all genres will take to the exotic island over the one-day fest. The festival takes place Saturday 17th December at one of the world’s most impressive destinations: Cap Cana in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Zedd has barely spent a minute out of the headlines this year, winning Best Dance Track at the MTV Video Music Awards, taking home $52K at the 2017 PokerStars Championship in Barcelona and releasing his own range of headphones in partnership with Japanese tech company Double Zero. Musically, it’s been much the same for the Russian-born German-raised US-based artist — known to the taxman as Anton Zaslavski.
With a follow-up to 2015 album ‘True Colors’ still in the works, Zedd dropped a pair of huge singles in 2017, with Liam Payne-featuring cut ‘Get Low’ and Alessia Cara collab ‘Stay’ both smash hits.
His Huge Echo world tour has also made stops across the globe, but it’s his American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) benefit show in April that created the biggest headlines of Zedd’s year, where he called on numerous artists to join him in a show rallying against President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration ban. Skrillex, Macklemore, Tinashe, Imagine Dragons, Incubus and more joined him at the benefit, which Zedd said he was inspired to hold as he felt a "personal connection" to Trump's travel ban. It’s this desire to use his status for positive change, as well as a penchant for huge hits, that’s pushed Zedd up six places in DJ Mag’s Top 100 poll this year.
Diplo and Zedd were embroiled in a Twitter spat last night (March 21) over an advert for M&Ms.
The Major Lazer co-founder criticised Zedd’s musical contribution to a new advert for the chocolate brand which features Aloe Blacc singing a cover the Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory song "The Candy Man."
Diplo accused the EDM producer of plagiarism, claiming that his production features a “fake Flume drop”, and suggested that he was motivated by money.
We think Zedd must have been destined for success from an early age; born to a guitarist father and pianist mother, young Anton was classically trained in several instruments. Having a deeper understanding of his craft results in Zedd leaning far more towards musicality and groove than many of his Top 100 comrades.
Last year, dance-pop poster boy Zedd — real name Anton Zaslavski — clocked in at No.22 in our poll, but had decided to shut himself off from the musical world (it is a job after all) and couldn't answer our questions. Now charting again, DJ Mag were hoping to hear from the Russian-German producer, but alas, this year he's in similar predicament — although for a contrasting reason. Unfortunately for us (although thoroughly exciting and exhausting for him, we're sure), Zedd is deep into his US tour and a strict time schedule requires his full focus.
Zedd's year hasn't just been all about touring, however; back in May, he dropped his second studio album, ‘True Colors’, via internationally renowned label, Interscope. The record features the likes of Jon Bellion and Selena Gomez, the latter of whom appeared on lead single 'I Want You To Know'. The song won Choice Theme Song at the Teen Choice Awards and secured the No. 1 slot in the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart — a feat the album would later go on to replicate in the Dance/Electronic Albums rankings. In fact, despite what some might call a mixed critical reception, ‘True Colors' made it to No.4 in the overall Billboard 200. Not bad for a 26-year-old who's only been producing since 2009.