Zedd Talks Live Shows & Plans to Unplug in New Interview

Nick Walker

Forbes just released its annual 30 Under 30 list, honoring big money movers in music, sports, business and entertainment who still count themselves as "young adults." For their 30 Under 30 issue, the magazine spoke with pop-dance crossover icon Zedd who shared some insight on his live performances in an interesting interview that sheds light on the past, present and future of his heralded productions. 

"It used to be really cheap to make a show -- I used to be able to keep all the money," Zedd is quoted. "Now the shows cost hundreds of thousands of dollars."

He also addresses the difference between DJing and what it is he is really up to behind the decks.

"So my live show is not a DJ show at all," he explains. "My platform is DJing and I can change my music and my selection of songs anytime. But essentially, what's most important for me is for the crowd to go home and think that was an incredible experience."

He also teased that there might be something interesting in the works. Zedd is a classically-trained musician who's been writing and performing since he was four years old. Inspired by the live work other electronic musicians have brought to their shows, Zedd adds that he "will one day go unplugged or change my show somehow." Exciting things abound.

Read the full interview at Forbes.


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