Friday, October 12, 2012


Song: Clarity
Artist: Zedd
Album: Clarity

Zedd (Anton Zaslavski) is a German-born electronic dance producer that got his start remixing for the likes of The Black Eyed Peas, Skrillex, and Lady Gaga.  He signed to Interscope Records this year and released his first major label single "Spectrum" early this summer.  His debut album "Clarity" was just released and I quite like it... growing on me more each listen.  Oh, and he's only 23.

His brand of trance-ish house may just be where all of this dance-pop that's become so popular lately here in the States is going.  It's all very European, but with artists like Flo Rida and B.E.P.'s taking harder dance beats into the Urban genre, and David Guetta getting pop-house on the pop charts... somethings got to give.  We'll see.

This album is as catchy as it is hard... and he might just be involved with pushing this type of music further.  He's producing tracks for Lady Gaga's upcoming record "ARTPOP" which will no doubt give the general public a further introduction, and as a taste of what that all may sound like, Gaga recently leaked a vocal meant to be laid-over Zedd's instrumental "Stache" from the new album, calling it a "SOUNDPUZZLE" for fans.  (listen below)  It gave the song a new dimension, and made me realize how much I'm pining to hear new stuff from her.

"Spectrum," featuring vocals by Matthew Kona, was a slow grower for me but it's a pretty excellent song.  I'm also loving "Clarity" from the new record which is also rumored to be an upcoming single, as well as "Fall Into the Sky" featuring vocals by Ellie Goulding.

Check this out... the more I listen the more I think this is the start of something.  Though... that's what they said about The Prodigy way back when eh?


Stache (Princess High/Stache - fet. Lady Gaga)

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