Zedd has been hosting a remix contest with Guitar Center for his recent single “I Want You To Know” with Selena Gomez. To inspire contestants Zedd and Guitar Center have released an interview during which the passionate producer talks about his musical past, detailing everything from his stint as a drummer in a band to the first album that drew him to electronic music and more.

“I think it was kinda my parents that taught me to play instruments, and...I felt the need to show them what I can do,” Zedd said, “When I was twelve, I started playing drums in a band, which was probably the opposite of what my parents wanted…”

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