Zedd - Dim Mak Sunday - 11-27-11
Like many other current dance music performers, Zedd plays with a laptop, mixing his own tracks with remixes and bits and pieces of other songs. He dropped "Shave It" early in the set and the audience roared. His remix of Swedish House Mafia's hit, "Save the World," was another crowdpleaser. The best response, though, was for "Stars Come Out." Heather Bright joined Zedd on stage for this song. Dressed in Hello Kitty gear, she shimmied and flailed above the booth seats.
Ultimately, Zedd is a party-rocker. He plays the hits, whether they are his own or others. The Justice vs. Simian anthem, "We Are Your Friends," made an appearance, as did Major Lazer's ubiquitous club track "Pon de Floor."
Zedd's Legend of Zelda remix didn't have the same impact that it did when he opened for Deadmau5 -- and, pretty much every other time I've heard it. Usually, this song prompts really loud screams and a sea of people testing out their best video game-styled dance moves.
When the producer dropped it at Drai's quite late in his set, however, it looked like a good chunk of the crowd was growing tired and preparing to leave. People danced, but it wasn't the kind of gushing I've seen with younger crowds. He mixed in bits of Daft Punk's epic party jam "One More Time" after that, but even that didn't elicit much of a response. He closed with a remix of this year's runaway hit, Skrillex's single "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites," shortly after 2 a.m.
Zedd plays again on Tuesday night at Dim Mak Studios. His next show should make for a better crowd, as it's 18+ and the cover charge is relatively low ($10 if you're under 21, $5 if you're old enough to drink). Heather Bright is also set to appear on Tuesday.