Words matter. These are the best Zedd Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Being yourself is what will make you survive through anything. If you make music to please someone, it’s the first step in the wrong direction. Always do what you believe in, no matter what people say. Only way to go!
For the longest time, I wanted to become a pianist. That was kinda my thing.
I used to be a drummer in a band, and I really loved playing the drums, so I look forward to the right opportunity to do that at some point. Maybe even on TV. Every single live performance I’m doing on TV, I want it to be different and unique.
I definitely don’t sit down every day and make a new song.
A lot of EDM is not bad at all when it’s simple, but a lot of it is not really musical. That’s just what I really like to do: taking what I had at the beginning, which is classical and jazz influences, and putting it into electro.
A DJ can’t just play one song. It’s about playing a set, or how you connect songs in those two hours, and where you place them.
I personally see myself as a musician in the first place. You know, I don’t want to say I will be a producer and DJ for the rest of my life. I can totally see myself being in another band in five years, if that’s what my heart and soul wants to do, if that’s what will make me happy. I’m totally happy to just not DJ anymore.
If you’re convinced as an artist of what you’re doing, the only move is to, no matter what people say or what management says or your best friends say or people on Facebook, do what you do, and people will find their way to it.
I don’t want to put 12 singles on an album. I want to make a story, a little movie.
I’ve been making music for a long time, since I was very young, but at the same time, I’m still exploring what works for me. I feel like I’m just starting out.
I can’t just sit down and make a song in a day. It’s only possible if you focus on the music and not the sound.
When I played in a band, people just stand there and look at you and criticize what they didn’t like. But if you watch a D.J. show, people go crazy from beginning to end. Say what you want against D.J.’s, but you can’t deny that the energy level in the audience is for the most part far above what rock bands have.
I always take care to have interesting chord progressions, because you can have the best sound design in the club, and you’ll kill it in the club, but in five years, kids will have better sound design. But if your music is good, you’ll always be able to listen to it, even in 20 or 50 years.
What I don’t like to hear in music is something has not been thought through: that a sound is just there randomly. I want to make sure that every single little noise that’s in my song is there because it’s supposed to be there.
I really like working with unique and unknown artists, as they usually bring something fresh to a song.
I never feel like I need to make a song that sells 5 million copies; that’s not the point of why I make music. It’s great if that happens, like it did with ‘Clarity,’ but my goal is to always make a better track than the last one.
Whenever I’m in the U.K., people say I have an American accent. Which is, obviously, funny.