Zedd announces his long-awaited return to New York City

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Zedd has had a busy year. He’s been nominated for the American Music Awards and released a slew of successful songs, including platinum track “The Middle.” Fans hoping to catch him live soon can breathe easy, because the producer’s announced his long-awaited return to New York City. Zedd will be returning thanks to Light & Life on December 28 at Brooklyn Warehouse.

Attendees can dance in the expansive industrial compound all night long to Light & Life’s prime production, which will include their signature beam of light that guides audience hands to the sky and eye-popping visuals. Zedd has been gathering momentum for five-plus years with hit releases that have led him to ascend more and more into the spotlight. This year has been no exception, and his 2019 is rumored to be even bigger. His recent performance at the AMAs with Shawn Mendes shows he has solidified his spot in not only the electronic music scene, but American pop culture.

Those looking to purchase tickets to see the producer live can purchase them here.

Zedd announces his long-awaited return to New York City

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Zedd has had a busy year. He’s been nominated for the American Music Awards and released a slew of successful songs, including platinum track “The Middle.” Fans hoping to catch him live soon can breathe easy, because the producer’s announced his long-awaited return to New York City. Zedd will be returning thanks to Light & Life on December 28 at Brooklyn Warehouse.

Attendees can dance in the expansive industrial compound all night long to Light & Life’s prime production, which will include their signature beam of light that guides audience hands to the sky and eye-popping visuals. Zedd has been gathering momentum for five-plus years with hit releases that have led him to ascend more and more into the spotlight. This year has been no exception, and his 2019 is rumored to be even bigger. His recent performance at the AMAs with Shawn Mendes shows he has solidified his spot in not only the electronic music scene, but American pop culture.

Those looking to purchase tickets to see the producer live can purchase them here.

ZEDD shines, Marshmello wins big, and Taylor Swift dominates at this year’s American Music Awards

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The American Music Awards took place in Los Angeles last night, and if nothing else, it proved that Taylor Swift still rules the world. The artist made her first awards show performance in three years with track “I Did Something Bad.” She proceeded to take home four awards including the award for Artist of the Year, making her the most awarded artist in AMA history. If nothing else, this year’s award ceremony showcased that hip-hop and pop stylings still predominate mainstream music preferences, but electronic music continues to prove it is worth the seat it now has at the table.

Electronic music highlights include ZEDD performing his “Lost In Japan” remix with Shawn Mendes. The “Happy Now” producer played the piano while Mendes captivated the audience with his singing, all supported by a live band in the background. ZEDD was the only electronic music act to perform at the award show. Elsewhere, The Chainsmokers continued their campaign to bring electronic music to the mainstream with their consistent representation at the biggest music industry award shows. Nominated for one award this year, the duo along with “This Feeling” collaborator Kelsea Ballerini were stage hosts presenting Post Malone‘s performance.

One award was dedicated to electronic music, with Marshmello beating out both The Chainsmokers and ZEDD for the Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist award. The full list of awards and winners are listed below.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Drake
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift *WINNER

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello *WINNER
Cardi B
Khalid
Dua Lipa
XXXTENTACION

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” *WINNER
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B, “Finesse”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”

TOUR OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé & JAY–Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift *WINNER
U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” *WINNER
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Drake, “God’s Plan”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
BTS *WINNER
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK
Drake
Post Malone *WINNER
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift *WINNER

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP — POP/ROCK
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Migos *WINNER

FAVORITE ALBUM — POP/ROCK
Drake, “Scorpion”
Ed Sheeran, “÷ (Divide)”
Taylor Swift, ‘reputation’ *WINNER

FAVORITE SONG- — POP/ROCK
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” *WINNER
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — COUNTRY
Kane Brown *WINNER
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood *WINNER

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP — COUNTRY
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line *WINNER
LANCO

FAVORITE ALBUM — COUNTRY
Kane Brown, “Kane Brown” *WINNER
Luke Combs, “This One’s For You”
Thomas Rhett, “Life Changes”

FAVORITE SONG — COUNTRY
Kane Brown, “Heaven” *WINNER
Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”

FAVORITE ARTIST — RAP/HIP-HOP
Cardi B *WINNER
Drake
Post Malone

FAVORITE ALBUM — RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake, “Scorpion”
Lil Uzi Vert, “Luv Is Rage 2”
Post Malone, “beerbongs & bentleys” *WINNER

FAVORITE SONG — RAP/HIP-HOP
Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” *WINNER
Drake “God’s Plan”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B
Khalid *WINNER
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B
Ella Mai
Rihanna *WINNER
SZA

FAVORITE ALBUM — SOUL/R&B
Khalid “American Teen”
SZA “CTRL”
XXXTENTACION “17” *WINNER

FAVORITE SONG — SOUL/R&B
Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke”
Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse” *WINNER

FAVORITE ARTIST — ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco *WINNER
Portugal. The Man

FAVORITE ARTIST — ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Shawn Mendes *WINNER
P!NK
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST — LATIN
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee *WINNER
Ozuna

FAVORITE ARTIST — CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle *WINNER
MercyMe
Zach Williams

FAVORITE ARTIST — ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
The Chainsmokers
Marshmello *WINNER
Zedd

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
“Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By” *WINNER
“The Greatest Showman”
“The Fate of the Furious: The Album”

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Kevin Winter

From Martin Garrix and Zedd to Illenium and Kaskade, Hakkasan is bringing a gang of talent to Las Vegas for Halloween

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Hakkasan Group is pulling out all the stops for Halloween 2018. The Las Vegas hospitality giant is extending Halloween to a full week, running holiday themed festivities at each of their properties across the strip, spanning from October 25 – October 31. As the month winds down, an eclectic cast of talent will descend upon Vegas — drawing the likes of Steve Aoki, Kaskade, ZEDD, NGHTMRE, Martin Garrix, Borgore, and Lil Uzi Vert to name a few, for one of the busiest party weeks of the year.

JEWEL, Hakkasan, OMNIA, and 1 OAK Nightclub will also feature supporting sets from DJ Drama, Illenium, and others across Halloween week. Along with themed club decor and unbeatable nightly lineups, OMNIA is even hosting a costume contest with a $5,000 grand prize. For a full list of lineups and events, head to Hakkasan Group’s website.

Purchase Hakkasan Halloween tickets here.

Zola Jesus releases atmospheric remix of Zedd’s ‘Middle’ featuring Maren Morris

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Zola Jesus, who also goes by Yung Zeej, Lil’ Zoji, and Baba Yaga Balladeer, has released a celestial, slowed-down remix to Zedd‘s #5 Billboard chart-topper, “Middle,” featuring Maren Morris. From the original’s 107 bpm, the remake slows everything down to around a melting 85 bpm. The vocals are doused in reverb while melodic bass and deep percussion lay the foundation, creating a zero gravity atmosphere. Strings are introduced at the chorus, evoking cinematic sensations.

On Soundcloud, she writes “i’m losing my mind, just a little.” At speeds that slow, there’s time to take in each and every detail from the static noise to the purposefully-placed acapella anomalies. The entire song carries a beautifully tortured sentiment through its emotive harmonies and longing delicacy.  Fingers crossed Zedd approves this as an official remix.

Zedd’s ‘Lost in Japan’ remix is a feel-good fusion of pop and electronic

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Shawn Mendes sings of a lover who he just “can’t get off his mind” in “Lost in Japan,” the second single released off of Mendes’ same-titled third studio album. Zedd‘s newly minted remix of the song induces an irresistibility akin to that of the track’s love interest in that much like Mendes, listeners simply won’t be able to get this rework off their minds. Chances are they wouldn’t want to, anyway.

Zedd dresses up Mendes’ guitar-grounded original with electronic accessories that lend a bubbly animation to the production. A tasteful piano melody provides an introduction, setting a smooth sonic stage for the refined re-envisioning that remains delightfully yet to come in those initial few seconds of the song. Peppy, spirited synth work ebbs and flows at mid tempo, fluidly but unhurriedly leading listeners from verse to vocal hook.

“Lost In Japan” represents Zedd’s formal return to the remix ring, a space from which Zedd has remained noticeably absent in recent years. The last remix to bear the Zedd stamp was the producer’s 2016 take on DJ Snake‘s “Let Me Love You.” A feel-good and expertly harmonized follow-up to the melancholic “Happy Now,” Zedd’s “Lost In Japan” remix effortlessly evidences the producer’s knack for the pop/electronic hybrid, a fusion that is by no means new, but one that Zedd uncannily reinvents with each successive crossover that he releases.

Celebrate seven years of OWSLA with this new playlist stocked full of label highlights [Stream]

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This month, Skrillex‘s LA-based artist collective, OWSLA, celebrates seven years in business. In those seven years, Skrillex went from promising mau5trap recruit, to burgeoning label head, to one of the most ubiquitous talents in electronic music history — and in turn, one of the most renown A&Rs in the game. Skrillex has achieved icon status as one of the most popular producers on the planet. His catalog speaks for itself. But perhaps more a testament to Sonny Moore’s abilities, and possibly what could wind up making a larger impact on his legacy than his own music, is the body of work he’s curated since OWSLA opened its doors seven years ago.

As the story goes, the label, named for the rabbit army in Richard Adams’ Watership Down, came into existence in 2011, shortly after Skrillex connected online with an emerging Porter Robinson. The young wunderkind instantly gripped Skrillex’s attention, and it wasn’t long before he was making plans to launch his own publishing imprint in order to host some of Robinson’s earliest, and most prolific works. Seven years later and here we are. Dancing Astronaut rounded up some of our favorite highlights from OWSLA’s first seven years, including work from Zedd, Anna Lunoe, Kill The Noise, Louis The Child, and many many more. Good people, good times.

Zedd & Elley Duhé drop acoustic version of ‘Happy Now’

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Zedd and Elley Duhé follow the release of “Happy Now” with a barebones acoustic version of the original that strips the song of its electronic trappings to opt only for the minimalistic guitar melody that underlaid the original, and a comparatively more rugged version of Duhé’s vocal.

The acoustic version of “Happy Now” replaces Zedd’s whimsical synth work of the original–arguably “Happy Now’s” particularly sweet sonic spot–to create an atmosphere that is more mellow, and less obvious in its euphoria induction. The simply-styled acoustic rendition of the re-work still taps into the sanguine sentiment of the original, but does so while offering a softer, singer-songwriter take.

 

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Midwest’s new ‘JAWBREAKER’ Halloween fest to feature ODESZA, Louis The Child, ZEDD, + more

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Milwaukee’s The Wisconsin Center is housing the Midwest’s quintessential Halloween festival this year: the very first double-headed JAWBREAKER, specifically tailored for electronic lovers, October 27-28. With a fully-loaded lineup featuring the likes of ODESZA, Louis The Child, RL Grime, ZEDD, SLUMBERJACK, and more, the festival is sure to spawn a fierce following.

The event will also house some haunting new local talent, including trap guru, Crystal Knives, and bone-chilling bass duo, RCKT PWR. Easily accessible to Chicagoans, the other electronic mecca of the Midwest, the venue is located just a few blocks from the Milwaukee Amtrak station. Tickets are on sale now here.

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Zedd hints at possibility of forthcoming Katy Perry collaboration [Watch]

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Releases like “Clarity,” “Stay The Night,” and comparatively more recent singles like “Stay” and “The Middle” represent a consistent stylistic trend among Zedd releases: the centrality of a powerhouse female vocal.

Match Zedd’s penchant for a strong female lyricists that acts as the songs’ centerpiece with Katy Perry’s prowess in the pop sphere, and a collaboration appears not to be a question of “if,” but rather one of “when.”

Zedd’s increased movement into pop territory over the years and his provision of direct support for Perry’s WITNESS World Tour seem only to further ensure that both artists will spend some time together in the studio, if they haven’t already. As Zedd’s recent recap video from the Australian leg of the tour suggests, the duo might have more than just a few performances together up their sleeves.

The video includes brief footage of Perry in the studio, visible from the 18-20 second mark of the 58 second snippet.

Zedd previously told Australian radio host Smallzy that he was “always relatively open about the fact that [he] make[s] a lot of music with people.” “It doesn’t always come out, but we’ve been working,” Zedd said when asked if there was “any song happening” with Perry. “I always wanted to release a song with her, so if we all get lucky, then maybe we’ll finish the song and it will come out, and if not, then maybe another time.”

Cross your fingers, Zedd and Perry fans.

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