Anton Zaslavski, better known by his stage name Zedd, is the son of two classically trained musicians. While growing up in Germany, he learned to play piano by age 4, drums by 12, and soon started writing and recording a rock song nearly every day in his own studio. Despite his pedigree, and dabbling in many musical genres, Zedd is, alas, a true Generation Y-er. In 2009, the youngster started producing electronic music to, basically, immediate critical acclaim. After winning two renowned remix contests, the kid caught the ears of major label big wigs, and since then has released rearticulations of hits by artists as such as Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, and P. Diddy. The dude's got rhythm, and his distinctive style of electro-house is instantly recognizable.
Zedd performs Wednesday, September 11, 7 p.m. at the Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. $25. rochestermainstreetarmory.com.