A couple of weeks ago, The Real Cost, an anti-smoking organization, released a series of anti-smoking videos featuring our very own EDM saint, Zedd. The two main videos of the bunch are a full interview with Zedd and an exclusive instrumental performance of Zedd’s massively popular tune “Stay The Night.” In the interview, Zedd briefly talks about his childhood, how he got into music, and where/how he draws his inspiration.

I need to feel inspired, and I need to have energy… for that to happen, you need to sleep, eat, and try to be healthy.

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You have to know for yourself; what’s right for you, what’s wrong for you, what you would be sacrificing by smoking. What I would be sacrificing is my health and potentially not being able to do what I love, which is making music, for as long as possible, and I don’t want anything to take away from that.

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Check out the videos down below.

The interview:

The (amazing) performance: