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Ellie Goulding Premieres New Skrillex Track

Skrillex samples Ellie Goulding and gives the new track a fresh feel.

Ellie Goulding premiered a new mix—yes, a mix—on Annie Mac Presents on BBC Radio One earlier today. Not only is the entire mix a brilliant compilation of ambient music, but Ellie provided listeners with a little surprise at the end—her new track with Skrillex.

The track “Because” is different than most fans would expect from the superstar producer. The vocals were sampled from Goulding’s track “Figure 8” and distorted on top of an airy bassline to give the song a really fresh feel. Skrillex tweeted about that track, saying that the track was made about two years ago, probably while the two were dating.


The entire mix makes for great relaxing or study music, “an hour of blissed out hip hop, r'n'b and electronica.” If that’s what you’re looking for then listen to the stream below.

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