Skrillex and his girlfriend Ellie Goulding met up with Swedish House Mafia members Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso for some studio time recently sourced Ingrosso. Swedish House Mafia were also recently in a beef with DJ Sneak.
“We made a demo and it was amazing; we had a blast,” said Ingrosso, a few hours prior to his second night headlining New York’s Roseland Ballroom solo — his first time in NYC since Swedish House Mafia played a sold-out Madison Square Garden in December. “Ellie is a great artist… her voice is amazing. Skrillex, enough said, he is Skrillex.”
Ingrosso admitted that he and Angello were “scared” before the session, but had a bit of extra time to prepare.“Ellie and Skrillex came in 30 minutes late, and we had already started with a melody. Skrillex freaked out, he loved it, and after a few hours we wrote the song.”
the session was set up by Interscope A&R Dave Rene, who has become a matchmaker of sorts for EDM artists, the major label behemoth, and pop stars. At Ingrosso’s request, Rene secured OneRepublic singer and hit songwriter Ryan Tedder to add a vocal line to “Calling,” Ingrosso and DJ/producer Alesso’s originally instrumental underground hit.