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Watch Zedd and Katy Perry’s ‘365’ Video

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Katy Perry plays an obsessive robot in the video for her Zedd-produced single, “365.” The track, which was released last Thursday, is their first collaboration together.

The visual shows robot Katy Perry and human Zedd living together as part of an experiment. Perry malfunctions after she develops feelings for Zedd but finds out he doesn’t love her back.

“365” follows Zedd’s 2018 single “Happy Now” with singer Elley Duhe. Perry’s last release was 2017’s “Swish Swish” featuring Nicki Minaj.

Watch the video above and download “365” on DJcity.

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Alex Rosales Drops Latin Remix of Zedd’s ‘The Middle’

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Alex Rosales performs at Don Chente Bar and Grill in Los Angeles on April 27, 2017.

Rising Los Angeles-based producer and singer Alex Rosales has dropped a Latin remix of Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey‘s smash hit, “The Middle.” The original version peaked at No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100, making it Zedd’s highest-charting single as a main artist. It was also one of DJcity’s most-downloaded tracks of February.

Rosales replaces Zedd and Grey’s production with a new instrumental, which is driven by Latin-influenced guitar and drums. He maintains most of Morris’ original vocals throughout while adding his own verse and a catchy hook.

Born in Indiana, Rosales is best known for his remix of Becky G‘s Latin heater “Mayores” featuring Bad Bunny. His latest single, “Bailar Asi,” interpolates the chorus from Mana‘s 1982 classic, “Oye Mi Amor.”

Preview Rosales’ “The Middle” remix below and download it on DJcity.

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Related: Watch: How Zedd’s ‘The Middle’ Was Made

Watch: How Zedd’s ‘The Middle’ Was Made

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Zedd in Tokyo (Credit: Rukes)

Most pop hits these days are the work of multiple songwriters and producers. In the case of Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey‘s smash “The Middle,” there are seven credited songwriters and three credited producers. The process took over a year and almost fell apart at one point.

The hard work and patience have paid off, though. “Middle” has amassed hundreds of millions of streams and is currently No. 6 on Billboard’s Hot 100, making it Zedd’s highest-charting single as a main artist.

For the debut episode of its Diary of a Song series, The New York Times “tracked the writing and production of ‘The Middle’ through voice memos, demo versions, text messages, emails, interviews and more provided by those behind the track.”

Watch below.

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Zedd Drops ‘I Want You To Know’ Feat. Selena Gomez


 
Nearly half a year after producing Ariana Grande’s “Break Free,” superstar DJ/producer Zedd returns with another EDM-pop crossover. This time around, the Grammy-winning producer has teamed with his rumored girlfriend, Selena Gomez.
 
“I Want You To Know” is the first single from Zedd’s forthcoming second album, due in Spring 2015. The track also features contribution from OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder.
 
Download: Zedd ft. Selena Gomez – I Want You To Know
 
Related: Zedd Discusses Rock Influences with Nardwuar

Behind-the-Scenes of Skrillex and A$AP Ferg’s Bonnaroo ‘SuperJam’ Performance


 
Last year, Skrillex, A$AP Ferg, and Zedd performed A$AP Rocky’s hit single “Wild for the Night” during the annual “SuperJam” at the Bonnaroo festival. Half a year later, a behind-the-scenes video has been released which shows Skrill and Ferg planning for the event, along with a portion of the performance itself.
 
The video is part of a seven-episode documentary series about the jam, which also featured Damian Marley, Ms. Lauryn Hill, and Janelle Monae, alongside members of The Doors, Grateful Dead, and Incubus. You can watch all the episodes at AT&T’s U-verse website.
 
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Zedd Discusses Rock Influences with Nardwuar


 
Nardwuar is one of the best interviewers. His appearance and delivery might be considered weird by some people, but his videos are almost always entertaining and revealing. While many interviewers ask obvious questions, Nardwuar does a lot of research and inquires about relevant topics, many of which are obscure yet interesting.
 
His latest interview with German superstar Zedd is no different.
 
During the eleven and a half minute conversation, Nardwuar got the DJ/producer to open up about his love for rock music and his family’s musical background. For example, Zedd revealed that his hit single “Find You” was influenced by British classic rock band Queen. We also learned his stepmother is in a cover band that performs his songs, along with those of Pharrell Williams and Lorde.
 
This interview reminds us that the new generation of EDM artists often come from diverse backgrounds. Hit producers like Zedd and Avicii have both said they weren’t originally interested in dance music, and during his interview with Nardwuar, Zedd even admitted he isn’t “very familiar with DJ history.” Whether or not you like their music, this might explain why their approach is so different from others in the EDM world.
 
Related: Watch Zedd’s Documentary, ‘Moment of Clarity’

Watch Zedd’s Documentary, ‘Moment of Clarity’


 
As one of the biggest EDM artists of the last couple years, Zedd has skyrocketed past the confines of the “EDM” label and been wholly accepted as a real force in music. The 25-year-old has received immense Billboard chart success, garnered tons of accolades from peer artists and even scored a Grammy for his 2012 collaboration with Foxes. In this 30-minute documentary, we’re allowed an intimate view into Zedd’s daily grind and given insight into what it takes for him to sustain his movement.
 
Related: 3 Things You Might Not Know about Zedd

3 Things You Might Not Know about Zedd

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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:
 

 
Related: Zedd Diagnosed with Sudden Hearing Loss

Zedd Diagnosed with Sudden Hearing Loss

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Superstar DJ/producer Zedd has been diagnosed with sudden hearing loss in one of his ears. The Russian-born artist, who was recently featured in Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid DJs, revealed his condition via Twitter a couple days ago:
 
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The news has sparked concerns from fans and media alike that the future of Zedd’s career might be in jeopardy. However, an encouraging development came yesterday when the DJ tweeted that he’s feeling better:
 
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UPDATE:
 
Some of our readers have asked us why this story is newsworthy. Aside from Zedd being one of the most influential EDM artists in the world, we believe his unfortunate condition can inspire our fellows DJs and musicians to protect their own ears. Both DJ TechTools and Digital DJ Tips have written articles about ear protection and we recommend reading them.
 
Related: Zedd Admits He Didn’t Listen to Electronic Music When He Started Producing