Zedd, born Anton Zaslavski, was raised in Kaiserlautern, Germany by his parents, who were both classically trained musicians. Zedd learned to play the piano at the age of four and later learned how to play the drums at the age of 12. In his preteen days, Zedd was already composing and producing his own songs. It wasn't until 2009 that Zedd began to show an interest in electronic dance music after hearing french DJ-duo Justice. Zedd has remixed a number of tracks for big name artists, including The Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga. He even opened for Lady Gaga on the Asian leg of her Born This Way Tour and is one of the producers of her new album, ARTPOP. Zedd's debut album, Clarity, was released on October 2nd, 2012.