Slamming the door on genre defiancy and ripping the Beatport charts a new one at every possible turn, Zedd’s ascent has been anything but quiet. But in the wake of first album single and Beatport #1 ‘Spectrum‘ alongside Matthew Koma, Anton Zaslavski makes a glorious return to release his debut artist album ”Clarity” for Interscope Records.
While 2012 has spelt nothing but promise for the thriving Dance music scene, October 2nd sees the Germany-bred producer hit home a highly potent 10-track collection of diverse properties. With a sound scope ranging from the melodic bliss of ‘Hourglass’ and ‘Follow You Down’ right through to the heavier realms of ‘Epos’ and ‘Codec’ and a slightly remodeled version of ‘Shave It’, ”Clarity” ditches the straight up Progressive and Electro now synonymous with Dance music to collect one of the most fluid and multifarious full-length albums to have touched Electronic music in a long time. Boasting a vocalist roster that could make Kaskade jealous, Zedd’s wholehearted take on the spectrum of Electronic music for the masses indicates that among the times of industrious evolution and mainstream accumulation, Dance music with creative soul still exists.
Update (29/10): The extended mix of ‘Lost At Sea’ has been released on Beatport.
Update (12/11): The extended mix of lead single ‘Clarity’ has been released on Beatport.
Update (26/11): The extended mix of ‘Follow You Down’ has been released on Beatport.
Words by Dan Carter