From her very first album in 2010, Ellie Goulding’s songs have been perfect to remix. I’m not sure what it is about her voice, but some mysterious quality lends itself to electronic music better than almost any other. She released “Close To Me” with Diplo and Swae Lee at the end of 2018, and now it’s received four official remixes, including a stellar, instant classic from Zeds Dead.
Think of the Jakwob remix of “Starry Eyed” or the Bassnectar remix of “Lights” and you can imagine that a Zeds Dead remix of Ellie Goulding would be on a similar or higher level. Well, I wouldn’t say this is on the level of the “Lights” remix, but by Zeds Dead standards, this is definitely a new classic.
Zeds Dead are on a run of new remixes with this one, including their recent remix of Billie Eilish’s “bury a friend,” and I absolutely love it. It feels like a revival of their classic sound and I’m hopeful for loads more original music in 2019, but these are definitely quelling a huge craving all the same.
Check out Zeds Dead’s remix for “Close To Me” below, and listen to the full pack here.