Matt Halpern: Zedd - "Straight Into The Fire" Drum Remix

Hey everyone, Matt here!

I've been a fan of Zedd's work for a long time now. In fact, a few years ago, Zedd actually did a remix of my band Periphery's song "Icarus Lives" (linked at very bottom), so I thought it was about time to make my own remix of one of his songs!

The song in this video, "Straight Into The Fire" is from Zedd's new album, "True Colors". The whole album is chock-full of great tracks, and this one immediately jumped out at me for a drum remix. I hope you like it!


Thank you to my friend and fellow Meinl Cymbals artist, Anup Sastry for allowing me to film in his home studio. We had a blast putting this together, and there are more video playthrough's to come!

Drums engineered by Adam "Nolly" Getgood and Anup Sastry
Mixed by Adam "Nolly" Getgood without the use of sample augmentation or replacement.
Filmed and directed by Alex "PressPlay" Wohleber.

Drums used in this play-through are Mapex Saturn IV models, with the exception of the kick drum, which is a Mapex Saturn model.

I'm also using my Mapex signature Wraith snare drum in this video. If you'd like to purchase one for yourself, go to:

Cymbals used in this play-through courtesy of Meinl Cymbals. From left to right:

15" Byzance Traditional Hi-Hats
8" Byzance Splash
20" Byzance Extra Thin Hammered Crash
22" Byzance Symmetry Ride
18" Byzance Extra Thin Hammered Crash
18" Byzance Dark China w/ 17" Jazz Medium Thin Crash Stack
20" Byzance Extra Dry China

Evans Drumheads:

G2 Clear on all toms
G1 Clear resonant head
Heavyweight Batter on snare
Heavyweight Clear Batter on kick

Promark Drumsticks Model 2B Wood Tip

You can grab the heads and sticks I use here:

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For those interested, the mics used on the kit were:

Kick - Shure Beta 91A (inside), AKG D112 (outside)
Snare - Shure Beta 57A (top), Shure SM57 (bottoms)
Toms - Josephson E22S
Overheads - AKG C414
Hi-hat/ride spots - Shure Beta 98DS
Hallway room mics - Shure SM81

Anyone interested in Nolly's engineering and mixing services can enquire via

Anyone interested in Alex's filming services can reach him at

Zedd's Periphery "Icarus Lives" Remix:

Matt Halpern - Zedd - "Straight Into The Fire" Drum Remix