Zedd

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Birth Name: Anton Zaslavski

Place of Birth: Saratov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)

Date of Birth: 2 September, 1989

Ethnicity: Russian, possibly other

Zedd is a Russian-born German record producer, DJ, musician, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. He is a Grammy Award-winner.

Zedd was born in Saratov, Russia, then in the U.S.S.R., to musicians, Marina Vladimirovna Zaslavskaya and Igor Zaslavski. He moved with his family to Germany as a child. He grew up in Kaiserslautern there.

Zedd’s surname, Zaslavski, is often Jewish, but it is not clear if Zedd is of Jewish origin. Zasławski can also be a Polish surname. Most Russians who live in present-day Germany are of Jewish or ethnic German background.

Zedd speaks fluent Russian, German, English, and a little French.

He is a classically trained musician, and began playing the piano and drums at four. In 2002, he joined the German band Dioramic, signed by Lifeforce Records. His interest in producing electronic music was piqued after hearing † by French electronic duo Justice. He began producing electronic music in 2009.

One of Zedd’s grandmothers’ names is Margarita.

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46 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Father?
    https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=132774

    If so, his paternal grandfather was named Dmitri.

  2. neiltennant says:

    UPDATE

    it is confirmed that he is jewish !!!!!

    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zedd

    Im September 1992 wanderte seine russisch-jüdische Familie nach Deutschland aus

    in september 1992 his russian jewish family migrated to germany

  3. neiltennant says:

    UNFORTUNATELY nearly nobody knows him in germany

    he made a couple of interviews via radio where he talked about his russian roots

    he belongs to GERMAN-RUSSIANS … his ancestors include many germans but also russian

    he has also said that he is part jewish but an atheist

    I DO LIVE IN GERMANY AND PEOPLE LIKE HIM WITH THAT LOOK I RECOGNIZE IMMEDIATELY as RUSSIANS not germans

  4. phaedra says:

    What’s wrong with being Jewish? Looks like somebody is jealous and hard-pressed.

  5. Capricious says:

    He is definitely an Ashkenazi Jew from Russia.

    He knows of the Jew hate so I can see why he’d hide it.

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