German electronic music producer Zedd and vocalist Aloe Blacc have teamed up on the good-vibes-only dance track ‘Candyman,’ which is available now on iTunes via Interscope Records.
‘Candyman‘ started with Blacc’s rich vocals, with only sparse piano chords and subtle pluck synths hinting at Zedd’s signature style. At the hook, however, a sudden shift in the drum pattern spills into a pad synth progression decidedly characteristic of future bass, with a horn section accentuating its melodic peaks.
Born Anton Zaslavski, Zedd has distinguished himself by drawing from his diverse musical training and a background spanning classical to post-hardcore/metal to electro house. He creates detailed, carefully produced compositions that also appeal to audiences outside of the EDM world. The New York Times has said, “his talent is extraordinary,” while Stereogum has noted: “His beats tend to sound like gorgeously engineered spacecraft that shift into warp speed at the drop, their engines overloading and threatening to disintegrate.”
After signing with Interscope Records in 2012, Zedd released Clarity to much critical acclaim. The title track climbed to No. 2 at Top 40 radio, went Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, and won a 2014 GRAMMY Award for Best Dance Recording. The video has racked up more than 122 million Vevo views, while his platinum follow-up hit “Stay The Night“ (ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore) has over 102 million Vevo views and won the 2014 MTV Clubland Video Music Award.
Zedd first made waves with a series of remixes of tracks by Skrillex, The Black Eyed Peas, Fatboy Slim, and Lady Gaga. He has headlined at numerous festivals including Coachella, Outside Lands, Bonnaroo, Ultra, Electric Daisy Carnival, Nocturnal, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, Electric Zoo, and many more.
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