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GRAMMY Pro recently caught up with 25-year-old EDM superstar Zedd at Lollapalooza to discuss the process of writing and recording “Clarity,” how winning a GRAMMY has impacted his career, and his friendship and working relationship with Skrillex. Here’s a couple interesting facts mentioned in the interview that fans might not know about:
He comes from a musical family.
“I started making music when I was four because my parents both play instruments and they just taught me to do that. And I got into the music business at around 12 when I made a band with my brother — it was like a rock/metal band and we started playing contests and recording.”
He didn’t like electronic music at first.
“I was around 17 or 18 when I found my love for electronic music. It was very much non-business, I just did it because it was a fun thing to do. I didn’t know anything about it, I didn’t like electronic music either, so I just learned something new and I like learning new things. That became a business in a way but it wasn’t intended to be, it was just intended to be something that liked doing next to being in a band.”
He met Skrillex on Myspace.
“I just wrote a totally random Myspace message to Skrillex and told him to check out my song . . . he checked out the song, he loved it, and then he brought me on tour, and I made a bunch of remixes for him, and we’ve worked together and been best friends ever since.”
Watch the full interview:
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