Zedd Delivers Epic Classically-Inspired Score For National Geographic's "One Strange Rock" Series

Zedd national geographic

When it comes to creating scores for nature soundtracks, electronic music producers have often been recruited to lend their talents, translating their vast knowledge of sound design into cinematic soundscapes. Take for instance Flume’s collaboration with Greenpeace for their video highlighting the effects of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef. In similar fashion, Zedd has impressed us yet again with his score for the new National Geographic documentary, One Strange Rock.   

The score for One Strange Rock brings elements of Zedd’s sound and infuses them with those more typically heard in big, orchestral arrangements for movies and TV. Zedd makes use of subtle piano and string melodies as the energy builds, working in ticking clock sounds like those used in his recent hits “Stay” and “The Middle.” The musical intensity reaches a crescendo where Zedd brings in heavy kicks and snares, blasting us with deep horns, epic choir, and more strings. The composition draws from Zedd's classical background. “It is very different,” says Zedd. “I come from classical music, so this is much more in line with what I used to do 20 years ago.”

If this soundtrack alone isn’t enough to get you hyped, this series is produced by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and narrated by none other than Will Smith. The premier of One Strange Rock aired yesterday on National Geographic and is surely something you'll want to check out. The ten-part documentary will focus on life on Earth as seen from the perspectives of eight astronauts who have left and come back. Check out the official trailer and listen to Zedd’s score below. Enjoy!

Love Letter To Earth Ft. Zedd

Zedd Drops Uplifting New Single "Get Low" Ft. Liam Payne

Zedd Get Low

If you've listened to the radio at all this summer, you'll undoubtedly be familiar with Zedd's recent hit single "Stay" featuring Alessia Cara. Coming off the success of this track, Zedd has just released another summery house song: "Get Low," with One Direction singer-songwriter, Liam Payne.

On "Get Low," Zedd creates a tropical atmosphere, with vibrant percussion, warm snaps, and plucking synths. Liam Payne's smooth vocals resonate with catchy melodies and upbeat rhythm. The energy continues to build as the sounds evolve to solidify the chill, beachy vibe. Check out "Get Low" below, out now via Interscope Records. Enjoy!

Zedd - Get Low (Ft. Liam Payne)  

Petit Biscuit Transforms Zedd's "Stay" Into A Chill Summer Jam

Petit Biscuit Zedd

Zedd has recruited six progressive artists to rework his latest single “Stay” to conceive a diverse remix package. One of our favorite remixes on the collection comes from the extremely talented French producer Petit Biscuit. Petit Biscuit has developed a following globally with his ability to magically chop-up any vocal to create bubbly tracks like “Sunset Lover”, which has been streamed over 175 million times on Spotify alone. He demonstrates his talent once again with his remix of “Stay”, turning a poppy Zedd original into a relaxed summer dream.

Petit Biscuit takes Alessia Cara’s original vocals and pitches them down to slow the vibe of Zedd’s version. He then works his wizardry to create an amazing vocal-chop melody that evolves into an uplifting, synth driven, release. This track from Petit Biscuit is incredible and completely transforms “Stay” into a laidback song that will be on repeat all summer. Enjoy!

Zedd ft. Alessia Cara - Sunset Lover (Petit Biscuit Remix)

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