Gorgeous vocals and a track appropriately named Starry Eyed begs the question – was the original a placeholder for a dance remix? Ellie Goulding, 24 year-old British newcomer may say no, but ask AN21 and Max Vangeli, Jakwob, Russ Chimes, or Monsieur Adi the same question, and they may beg to differ.
Ellie’s original version is somewhat tame but remixes nicely into a faster-paced, higher energy dance track or, in the case of the Jakwob remix, a dubstep wobbler. Remix or not, Ellie is hot, this year winning first place in the BBC Sound of 2010 music list, which recognizes top emerging stars. On Lights, Ellie collaborated with Starsmith in producing the album, which went straight to #1 in the UK Albums Chart. Starsmith has produced several dance remixes of popular vocal tracks, including a great one of Robyn’s Hang With Me.
Finding a remix you like might be easy. Finding your favorite might be the toughest. With the array of artists flocking for a chance to remake Ellie’s tracks, you too might find yourself Starry Eyed.