The Lalit's got DJ Zedd in its kitty
By Ayesha Singh
Published: 19th May 2013 11:27:10 AM
Electronic music sensation, DJ and producer, Zedd, is all set for his first India tour and is slated to perform at Kitty Su at The Lalit New Delhi on May 31. Considered a musical prodigy at 23, he has already worked with artists like Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Eva Simon, Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, P Diddy, Dr. Dre, The Black Eyed Peas and others. “I’ve got great exposure until now. In fact, I am currently producing Lady Gaga’s upcoming Artpop album and that is really exciting. I am excited to come to India. Have heard so much about it and this feels like the right time to get to know the people of this country, their tastes in music and their lifestyle. It will be interesting to see what makes them tick,” says Zedd.
Delhi is his first stop but not the last. From here, he will head to Pleasuredome, The Lalit Mumbai, on June 2. In 2009, Zedd won two Beatport remix contests—the Armand Van Helden/Strictly Rhythm Remix Contest and the Fatboy Slim/Skint Remix Contest which really put him “out there” on the music map.
This caught the interest of Skrillex who found him on the Net and signed him on to his new Owsla label. ‘‘Bringing Zedd and his eclectic music to India for a live performance for the first time is the latest of many initiatives by the Hotel.
Inspired by his diverse musical background, spanning from classical to post-hardcore, metal to electro house, Zedd’s music not only draws from uncommon sources but also has the ability to appeal to an audience outside the realm of EDM,” says Keshav Suri, the executive director at The Lalit Hotel New Delhi, who adds that like always, it was about redefining the norms and breaking away from the conventional. “Since its launch in 2011, Kitty Su has always brought exclusive music labels to its patrons. It has evolved as the preferred choice for not only music lovers but even for renowned artists around the world and we look forward to seeing you have yet another epic night and promise many more such nights in the future,” adds Suri.