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Skrillex Gives a Slick Remix to Chase and Status' 'International'

Dubstep king tools around with dancehall cut

Chase & Status
Andrew Cotterill
October 4, 2013 9:00 AM ET

British production duo Chase and Status have a new LP, Brand New Machine, ready to drop on October 7th. You can pre-order the album now on Casablanca Records (in both standard and deluxe editions), as well as check out this exclusive, fresh remix of the album cut "International" from none other than Skrillex. The dubstep whiz does his thing on the dancehall-flavored cut, lacing it with laserlike synths and tight builds that explode into unhinged drops of pure pop delight.

"Chase and Status and I were playing Hideout Festival in Croatia last year and they showed me a rough of this song – and ever since then, I've had the 'International' vocal hook stuck in my head," Skrillex tells Rolling Stone. "I wanted to make a track that worked well not only for festivals but in small rooms as well. Was stoked they asked me to do it!"

 

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