GDD™ Morning Update: Skrillex and Ellie Goulding, Skream, Flight Facilities, The xx, Feenixpawl

Skrillex and Ellie Goulding to make an album?
• Download 11 Skream Tracks
Flight Facilities tackle fourdecades of music for triple j
• Video: The xx “Chained”
• Australia’s Feenixpawl launching first U.S. Tour


Skrillex and Ellie Goulding to make an album?

Ellie Goulding has revealed that she’d “love” to make an album with her boyfriend Skrillex.

The pair began dating earlier this year and they’ve been in the studio together on track collabs, but this would be the first time they would do a full LP together.

She said: “I think in an ideal world we’d love to make a whole record together… but it just so happens that we’re both ridiculously busy. When it comes to music, it honestly is really professional. Honestly.

“If we start talking about music on the phone, it switches immediately to being professional, and not on purpose, but because we’re both so passionate about music and it’s a very serious thing to us.

“But at the same time we’ve had fun making stuff, and I have fun listening to his new stuff because it blows my mind and it’s so clever to me, so fascinating it makes me want to laugh, and I laugh because it’s so brilliant. He’s listened to a lot of my stuff in the early stages. It’s really good to have one person, regardless of whether they’re a musician or not, it’s good to have one person to keep referencing to and asking (his or her) opinion. He’s definitely been good to have around during the making of ‘Halcyon’.”

The singer released her second LP, ‘Halcyon’, last week (October 8).

(via Mixmag)


Download 11 Skream Tracks

Skream has just given us yet another reason to like him. In honor of hitting 100,000 Twitter followers, he has put 11 unreleased tracks from 2006-2009 up for free download. The time marks the period in between his debut album ‘Skream!’ and follow up ‘Outside The Box.’

You can get them all over here and get tickets to the upcoming Skreamizm tour here.


1. Lemon Drive
2. Smokers
3. Gloitch
4. 2LSD (2D Remix)
5. Fuckin Nutter
6. Maybe It’s For The Best
7. Passion
8. Oiz
9. Shadow’s
10. Woinky
11. Hazey Mind

(via Mixmag)


Flight Facilities tackle fourdecades of music for triple j

DJ, producer and seasoned triple j hostess Nina Las Vegas has been running her Saturday night House Party show every week for a good while now. So in the spirit of keeping things innovative, Nina’s brought Sydney duo Flight Facilities on board as October resident DJs. And the guys haven’t taken their Mix Up Exclusives duties lightly, opting to use their four hour-long mixes to highlight the best of four decades of music. In chronological order, they’re moving through the best of the 1970s to today one mix at a time.

“We’re pretty picky about which music we use, hence why we only do 1 or 2 tapes a year… so doing 4 mixes in one month had to be special,” Flight Facilities explained. “We decided to make things as hard as we could for ourselves while adding some novelty to the project. So here it is: 4 mixes, 4 decades of music, in the order in which it came out.”

Kicking off with 1972-82 in the first week and tackling 1982-92 last Saturday, the Future Classic lads are moving on to 1992-2002 this Saturday night before wrapping up with 2002-2012 next week. You can listen to the first two mixes on the triple j website and head to the Flight Facilities blog for a very in-depth run through of exactly how they managed to condense four decades of music into four hours – a feat they’ve been preparing for since April. Flight Facilities are part of the Harbourlifelineup, tickets for which are on sale through the Fuzzy website.

(via inthemix)


Video: The xx “Chained”

After releasing what was easily one of the most anticipated albums to drop in 2012, UK trio The xx have just shared the official music video for Coexist’s lead single, “Chained.”The excellently shot clip—which was both produced and premiered by The Creators Project—features loads of slow-motion footage, which mostly shows the three band mates submerging themselves in a large body of water as the sparse, downtempo pop song plays on.

 (via XLR8R)


Australia’s Feenixpawl launching first U.S. Tour

The Australian duo Feenixpawl have announced their inaugural U.S. tour.

Signed to Axwell’s Axtone Records and with a buzzing reputation based on the success of their remix of ‘Rolling In The Deep’ and single ‘In My Mind’, Feenixpawl will be playing seven dates across the U.S. starting November 7.

Full dates for the tour for the ‘In My Mind’ tour can be viewed below.

November 7 – Mirror Lounge- Seattle, WA
November 9 – Bliss – Clifton, NJ
November 10 – Tenjune – New York, NY
November 15 – Board Room – Chicago, IL
November 16 – Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA
November 17 – Marquee – Las Vegas, NV
November 18 – 207 – San Diego, CA

(via Mixmag)