ZEDD calls out One Direction in Facebook post

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In a Facebook post that went live at around 6:30PM EST, ZEDD passively called out UK boy-band One Direction for their similar lyrics featured in their newest track “Drag Me Down.” Earlier this summer, the German musician released his second studio album “Colours” featuring the track “True Colors.” In the video, ZEDD briefly plays a clip from his track and compares it side-by-side with “Drag Me Down.”

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Dillon Francis and Madeon to join Zedd on “True Colors” Tour

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If you weren’t already excited for Zedd’s massive True Colors tour starting this fall, now you will be. Zedd just announced that Dillon Francis and Madeon will be supporting acts at almost of the shows. Both newly announced artists bring a unique sound and style when it comes to live shows. With over 30 stops across the country starting September 8th, there is no excuse for missing this show.

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“I Want You To Know” by ZEDD ft. Selena Gomez

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Our good friend Elephante is out with another banger of a remix. Elephante is a name that has taken the remix game and flipped it upside down. With every remix, the melodic leads that he uses completely takes over. His rendition of ZEDD and Selena Gomez’s newest track is no different. The sound is slightly different from his earlier tracks, but we still get that energy that fans know and love as the Elephante sound.

“Addicted To A Memory” by ZEDD ft. Bahari

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The old ZEDD is back, and it’s nowhere near the pop vibes he’s been pushing out recently. If you’re a fan of “Slam The Door,” the familiar gritty synths have made a return.

The track features vocals by Bahari, who still leads you through a progressive house melody. But once the drop kicks in, be ready for a surprising but refreshing twist.

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Event: Snowglobe in South Lake Tahoe, CA [Dec. 29th – 31st] – New Years 2015

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Here’s some New Years Eve news for ya. This looks like the place to be at the end of 2014. Porter Robinson alone on NYE would be worth the ticket but the line-up already looks insane. Snowglobe is unique in the sense that it’s outdoor in the heart of winter. Never been to an outdoor venue in the winter time so this would be something new for most festival-goers. Tickets are on sale now. Finish 2014 off right.

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“Rude (Zedd Remix)” by Magic!

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Been waiting for an official release of this one since hearing it in Zedd’s Lollapalooza set. Zedd remixes Magic’s superhit “Rude” into a high energy, festival-ready anthem the way only Anton Zaslavski can. This one’s gonna be stuck in your head for a while, my best advice to you is to just not fight it.

Release Date: September 2, 2014

Video: “Break Free” by Ariana Grande ft. ZEDD

I guess when it comes to “EDM” for major labels, it means space and the future. It seems to be the theme recently with more mainstream dance music songs, and Ariana Grande follows suit. I’m not a huge fan of the video, and honestly, I lost it at the boob cannons that Ariana Grande sports towards the end. I wish the production quality for the video was better, but, what can I do…

Regardless, we’re here for the music. Like I mentioned in my review, the song does an amazing job bridging the gap between pop and EDM. This track definitely creates more opportunities for future collaborations between the two genres. The one thing I’d like to mention that I enjoyed in the video is ZEDD’s cameo. Oh, and Ariana Grande is a total babe.