Zedd Songs Remixed: Listen to 10 of the Best

Zedd, 2017
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Zedd performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield/SummerStage in Central Park on July 21, 2017 in New York City. 

Zedd was one of the first true crossover successes of the dance music industry. He was a fresh-faced youngster that come from Europe ready to shake the bass world into oblivion, but his sound soon evolved to a brilliant and bright form of house that had pop stars ready to grab a mic and join in. He continues to push his sound today, merging genres and collaborators from all sides, to change the way listeners approach dance and pop alike.

Of course, when you're a producer who appreciates diversity, one of the most exciting things can be the way artists reimagine your work. Can you turn a pretty Zedd tune into a trap anthem? Can you remix Zedd's peaks into glitchy drops? Can you turn up the tropical, or embody the bass to turn one of Zedd's classic hits upside down?

Billboard Dance has collected below 10 of our favorite Zedd remixes from some of his closest collaborators through the years. Which one is your favorite?

Zedd Feat. Alessia Cara – “Stay” (Tritonal Remix)

Zedd's song “Stay” is one of the best pop dance tunes of the year, and Tritonal's remix lives up to the original's hype. It comes in like a standard tropical house reimagining, with an island beat and sunny vibe, but the hook is funkier than you'd imagine. The interstellar guitar will get the dance floor jumpin', but it's still sweet enough for first kisses under the stars.

Zedd Feat. Troye Sivan – “Papercut” (Grey Remix)

“Papercut” is one of the most inward moments on Zedd's 2015 album True Colors. Leave it to his proteges Grey to turn that thoughtful repose into a boundless future bass jam. It twists and turns with musical adventure. Electronic and organic sounds mingle in and out of this wonderfully interpretive remix you'll have on repeat for days.

Zedd – “True Colors” (Grey Remix)

What started as a Western-tinged ballad turns into a Radiohead-esque guitar riff on this lofty remix, another incredible interpretation from Zedd's buddies Grey. It's a big deal to remix the title track of the album, and the duo takes “True Colors” to impressive new heights, a.k.a. the synth-heavy peak that awaits halfway through.

Zedd Feat. Jon Bellion – “Beautiful Now” (Big Gigantic Remix)

“Beautiful Now” is a classic Zedd song with shiny synths, big builds, and power-pop chords. Big Gigantic takes that shimmer and brings it down to half-time for a slinkier sound right out the gate. That sax comes in smoky, and the drum'n'bass rhythm lures heads to the dance floor. Big G's got you where it wants you, and there's nothing to do at the drop but blast off.

Zedd Feat. Jon Bellion – “Beautiful Now” (Marshmello Remix)

The sticky-sweet future-pop producer brings his trap-infused beats to the True Colors hit. The year is 2015, and you can hear how this is still the beginning of Marshmello's development. His cartoon colors don't shine quite as bright as they do today, but they're still candy-coat Zedd's romantic groove.

Zedd Feat. Matthew Koma, Miriam Bryant – “Find You” (Tritonal Remix)

Tritonal is going to pump you up. Zedd's song “Find You” is pretty and everything, but this remix wants to tear the roof off the sucker. This is a big, bright, festival-grade explosion. This is a hands-in-the-air, jump-up-and-down house heater. This is a we're-young-and-nothing-can-stop-us anthem. Put this on and feel 22 forever.

Zedd Feat. Hayley Williams – “Stay The Night” (Nicky Romero Remix)

"Stay The Night” is one of Zedd's biggest hits. Nicky Romero slammed the arpeggiator down and pumped up the metronome for a classic big-room house vibe. It's all cascading colors and shiny textures. It's pure 2013 brightness, but it doesn't overpower the song's sweetness.

Zedd Feat. Foxes – “Clarity” (Brillz Remix)

Brillz takes a Zedd classic and gives it the classic trap treatment. This is a Zedd remix for those who want to enjoy the best parts of the original but surprise folks with a twist. You can work this one into almost any set. It's not so hard as to alienate anyone. It's just enough twonk to get booties bouncing.

Zedd – “Stars Come Out” (Datsik Remix)

This Zedd remix is all about the complextro breakdown. You remember that term, right? That glitchy sound producers loved around the 2011 and 2012 that sounded like Eddie Van Halen on a space-age sampler? Datsik brings a bass-heavy version of the gnarly noise. It's funky, it's playful, and it'll get you mean muggin' in half-time.

Zedd – “Shave It” (Kaskade Remix)

Kaskade is beloved for his light and airy emotional productions, but that doesn't mean he can't get gritty with the rest of them. His remix of Zedd's old-school tune “Shave It” is as expansive as it is crunchy. It's got all the Kakade drama with more edge than you're used to. Watch your step, there are some dub vibes afoot.

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