Earlier this month Zedd broke new ground when he performed his hit “Clarity” on David Letterman, and last night another big name DJ followed suit. Hip hop star ASAP Rocky, who officially released his long awaited debut album LONG.LIVE.A$AP and has a history of performing with A-Trak, brought the Fool’s Gold label head, Araabmuzik, and DJ Clark Kent along with him for his Letterman appearance. Further bridging the hip hop/dance music gap Rocky chose to perform his Skrillex produced track “Wild For The Night,” as well as the album’s title track. Check out the performance above.Posted by
Last week Zedd captivated audiences with his acoustic performance of “Clarity” alongside Foxes and Alvin Risk on the David Letterman Show. The young producer continues to gain recognition and fans through his evident musical talents, securing himself a permanent position in the dance music elite. This week Zedd released an official video for the acclaimed tune, which heavily features vocalist Foxes in an on-screen love affair. Zedd, who only appears occasionally throughout the video, allows the visuals and Foxes to charm watchers, while his precise production tickles our ears.Posted by
Starkillers returns in the new year with his new electro house mashup featuring Zedd’s massive 2012 production, “Clarity.” The bootleg rendition which Starkillers featured in his NYE performance in St. Louis, fuses the soulful vocals of “Clarity” with soaring electro synths and bumping bass. Starkiller who is known for his technical skills, fluently blends Foxes vocals around his pulsing production making for a subtle yet powerful bootleg output from the American producer. Head over to Starkillers’ Facebook page for the free download.Posted by
Another day, another milestone for Zedd who, alongisde vocalist Foxes, performed their hit “Clarity” on David Letterman last night. Zedd once again proves that he is more than just a DJ — it’s refreshing to see an electronic music artist transcend the genre with his art and abilities. Check out Alvin Risk performing back up vocals!Posted by
In an era dominated by singles and two-track EPs, the album often seems like an antiquated format. So many producers are caught up in a formulaic rinse and repeat methodology of singles that it’s easy to forget our origins as an LP-centric community. In an attempt to give credit to the producers who’ve put their time, heart, and soul into the extended release format, we’ve ranked our biggest albums and EPs of 2012.
A scant eight days after Zedd released the song’s acapella to the public, Aylen has given “Clarity” the remix treatment. The prolific New Jersey producer checked in from his tour with 3LAU to tell Dancing Astronaut he hoped his remix would complement Foxes’ “amazing” singing. He’s succeeded there; the track’s plucky introduction gives way to an upbeat lovestep beat and pleasant synth progressions that leave the limelight for the vocals. We’ve seen Aylen opt for unbridled electro house before, so his reinterpretation of this melodic anthem represents some well-advised restraint on his part. Head to Aylen’s Facebook for the free download.
The title track off Zedd’s debut album is a microcosm of the perfect storm of qualities that made Clarity so memorable. At 23, the German wunderkind has already mastered the delicate balancing act between technicality and musicality in his production, infusing “Clarity” with both the structural handicraft to move dance floors and the melodic sensibility to induce chills. Foxes’ gorgeous vocals are as accessible as they are emotive, soaring over the more hackneyed lyrics of Zedd’s proglectro contemporaries. About the only thing this track was missing was a DJ-friendly extended mix. Expect to hear plenty more of this track now, and head to Beatport to grab your copy today.
Zedd ft. Foxes – Clarity (Extended Mix)
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Last month, Zedd released his impressive debut album Clarity, and has been riding his hot streak ever since it’s initial success. With a helping hand from Interscope Records, Zedd has since revealed extended mixes for “Stache,” “Shave It Up,” “Fall Into The Sky,” and “Lost At Sea.”
This week, he’s back with an extra special elongated edit of “Codec,” which we’ve previously dubbed the most Zedd-like offering from Clarity. Fast paced, well strung, and backed by a signature bassline, the final product makes a statement for Zedd’s developing sound. Head to Beatport for the extended mix of “Codec” and be sure to check out the rest of the album’s mastered cuts.
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Zedd pleased music fans worldwide when he finally released his highly anticipated album, Clarity. The production — a carefully crafted and finely tuned piece of work — reminded us that producers don’t have to follow the same formula in order to see mainstream success. He’s taken one of my favorite cuts from the album, “Lost at Sea,” and expanded it. The new version includes a more dance floor-ready intro and outro.
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“Stache” was one of our favorite tracks on Zedd’s Clarity album, and the extended mix is finally here. If you’re a fan of the electro sounds of the album cut, you will love the extended version — which features a perfectly placed sample from the Mac operating system that will encourage you to turn up your speakers to dangerously high levels. We don’t have much else to say about this track that hasn’t already been said, but be sure to check out the official music video if you haven’t done so yet. We’ve embedded it below for your convenience.