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Interview…Composer Zach Robinson on Synthwave, Musical Influences and ‘Cobra Kai’

Zach Robinson is an LA-based composer, music producer, and electronic musician. Since 2009, Zach has created 1980s inspired electronic music under the pseudonym D/A/D. His most recent album The Construct (2013) was named one of the best cassette releases of 2013 by NPR and received critical acclaim from numerous online publications including Pitchfork, Ad Hoc, and FACT Magazine.

After receiving his degree in music composition from Northwestern University, Zach cut his teeth working with acclaimed film composer, Christophe Beck, writing additional music for films such as Ant-Man, Edge of Tomorrow, Frozen, Hot Pursuit, Sisters, and The Peanuts Movie.

He most recently composed the score for Quibi’s action comedy Die Hart, starring Kevin Hart and John Travolta. He is currently scoring the horror film Do Not Disturb, a CBS pilot currently in production, and a yet to be announced multi-platform video game. But Zach is most known for working with Leo Birenberg co-composing the score to the mega-hit series Cobra Kai. If you haven’t started yet, stop reading and get to it. It’s dope!

We had an absolute blast talking with Zach about his first album and concert, his musical tastes, ’90s pop culture, his time studying composition and working with Christophe Beck, winning the job scoring the sequel show and a few spoiler-free behind-the-scenes tidbits fans might appreciate.

Enjoy our hour-long chat with this musical macho man, half of the pair helping make Cobra Kai so much fun. And remember: Cobra Kai Never Dies!

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Exclusive Track: “Challenger” from Cobra Kai – Season 3

With a new sensei at the helm of the Cobra Kai dojo, a three-way feud takes center stage. Old grudges — like Cobra Kai — never die.

You can learn more rad info about Zach at his official website. And, if you’re a fan of synthwave music, Mr. Robinson’s synth-forward solo project is called D/A/D and his amazing 2013 album recently got a boss vinyl release. You can get it here:

And for you fans of Cobra Kai, as of January 19, you can now get all 3 seasons on CD exclusively from the bodacious audiophiles at La-La Land Records.