Soundwave is the wildest indoor beach party! It all goes down in North America’s largest indoor waterpark at West Edmonton Mall.
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Friday, September 28, 2018, World Waterpark at West Edmonton Mall
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Tickets available for purchase in-person at West Edmonton Mall Guest Services locations.
Soundwave is Canada's hottest year round beach party hosted in North America's largest indoor waterpark (at over five-acres and a balmy 31°C (88°F)) and the World's largest indoor wave pool, situated in the world-renowned West Edmonton Mall. This is no kiddie pool, however, as this event is 18+ and will be fully licensed to serve alcohol.
Grammy-winning electronic producer Zedd is known for his dynamic, electro-house tracks and glitchy, pulsing production style. He broke onto the European dance scene in 2010 with a remix of Skrillex's "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" before parlaying that buzz into mainstream success with his 2012 debut, Clarity. Buoyed by the single "Stay the Night" with Hayley Williams, the album hit number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned him a Grammy for Best Dance Recording. His sophomore album, True Colors, spawned the hit "I Want You to Know" with Selena Gomez and landed at number four on the Billboard 200 and number one on the dance charts. Along with his own work, he has remained an in-demand producer, collaborating on tracks with a bevy of pop luminaries including Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande. In 2018, he paired with Grammy-winning country singer Maren Morris and L.A. electronic duo Grey for the Top 40 hit "The Middle."
Born Anton Zaslavski in 1989 in Saratov, Russia, Zedd grew up in Kaiserslautern, Germany, where he started out on piano at four years old. Classically trained, he eventually moved on to drums and by the early 2000s was playing in the German deathcore outfit Dioramic. Along the way, he discovered electronic music and in 2009 began experimenting with producing his own tracks. It was around this time that he adopted the stage name Zedd (inspired by the non-American pronunciation of the letter z), and quickly built his reputation by posting tracks to Beatport and remixing songs by well-known artists, including tracks like Skrillex's "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites," Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," Armand Van Helden's "Witch Doktor," and others.
Zedd also began releasing his own singles and EPs, and in late 2012, delivered his first full-length, the club-worthy Clarity. Included on the album was the song "Spectrum" which shot to the top of the U.S. dance chart. One of the follow-ups, "Stay the Night" featuring Hayley Williams, also garnered attention, reaching number two on the British pop charts and cracking the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. The title track, featuring British pop singer Foxes, won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording in 2014. That same year, Zedd scored another hit with Ariana Grande's track "Break Free."
In 2015, he released his sophomore LP, True Colors, which presented more stylistic diversity, dipping into rock and hip-hop influences. The collection featured Selena Gomez, Troye Sivan, and Logic among its guests, and topped the Billboard dance/electronic chart. An international tour in support of the album followed. In 2017, Zedd issued the single "Stay," featuring Canadian singer Alessia Cara on vocals. The following year, he paired with country sensation Maren Morris and electro duo Grey for the single "The Middle," which topped Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs charts and landed three Grammy nominations. 2019 saw Zedd team up with Katy Perry for the single "365" and later with Kehlani for "Good Thing."