Sahil Sharma (born 2 July 1995), better known by his stage name Zaeden, is an Indian DJ and music producer. He is best known for his remixes of Coldplay's Magic, Maroon 5's Animals and Don't Wanna Know, and Justin Bieber's Love Yourself.
Early life and career beginnings
Sahil Sharma was born in Gurgaon, India to the household of Latika and Ashish Sharma. Growing up, he attended The Heritage School, where he played the tabla and piano throughout school, and at 14, he began performing as a DJ. He briefly studied mass communication at Amity University in Noida before relocating to Mumbai to study sound engineering.
Sharma stated that his given name was too common in India, and so he chose the stage name "Zaeden" as it meant "out of the box thinking" in Latin.
Sharma began his career at the age of 14, by mixing tapes of dance music releases and distributing them among his friends, which led him to release his first single titled "Land of Lords" in 2014. That same year, his remix of Coldplay's Magic aired on Dutch DJ Hardwell's radio show Hardwell On Air; making him one the youngest DJs to featured on the show. He further released his official remix of Maroon 5's single Animals that year.
In 2015, he signed with Spinnin' Records and released his single "Yesterday", a collaborative effort with American DJ Borgeous.
In 2016, Sharma was a closeing act for DJ David Guetta's Mumbai concert. That same year, he became one of the few Indian artists to have performed at the Tomorrowland Festival in Belgium, where he premiered "Yesterday" along with his remix of Justin Bieber's Love Yourself. In July of that year, Sharma released his second single under Spinnin' titled "Never Let You Go", a collaborative effort with DJ duo Nina & Malika. The track featured vocals by Cimo Frankel, and the subsequent music video was shot across Europe. He was also featured on GQ magazine's 'Best Dressed List 2016' and MensXP's list of ‘Top 50 Indians who defined fashion in 2016’. He also spoke at the TEDx conference at The Heritage School that year.
In 2017, Sharma released his official remix of Maroon 5's collaborative effort with American rapper Kendrick Lamar, Don't Wanna Know. He also released his third single titled "City of the Lonely Hearts" featuring Cimo Frankel, and previously planned his Bollywood debut in collaboration with Raghav Mathur. That same year, he was one of the opening acts for the Mumbai date on Justin Bieber's Purpose World Tour.
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Notes|
|"Land of Lords"||2014||—||—||—||—|
|"Yesterday"||2015||—||—||—||Zaeden & Borgeous|
|"Never Let You Go"||2016||—||—||—||Zaeden & Nina & Malika Ft. Cimo Frankel|
|"City of the Lonely Hearts"||2017||—||—||—||Zaeden Ft. Cimo Frankel|
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|