Zedd Speaks Out On Metal Music, Rumors, And Sellouts


Jumping out of the “EDM” bubble seems to be the common theme among DJs these days, and now, it is safe to say that Zedd is not an exception. In his recent interview with MUCH at Digital Dreams Festival, he revealed that he doesn’t consider himself as an “EDM producer” but rather a musical act like rock bands “Queen” and “King Crimson”.

He explains:

The only way to be a true musician is to do whatever you want. And technically, I’ve been making electronic music for the smallest amount of time in my life, because i’ve been making metal for far longer than I’ve been making electronic music. I’ve been making classical music for far longer than I’ve been making electronic music, so technically I’m still new to EDM. That’s why it’s so important to me that people don’t ever be in me in the EDM box.

In this exclusive interview, Zedd also discusses his opinion on going mainstream and being a “sellout”. He firmly believes that if something is good, regardless of being mainstream or underground, it should be respected.

It doesn’t really matter who you work with as long as the product is good. Why a lot of people react allergic to hearing their underground artist work with a big pop star is because they think they’re a sell out. But the word sell out, that’s not even something that exists.

Watch the entire interview below:

Source: EDM.com