Posts tagged "David Guetta"

David Guetta Has Composed A 60-Minute Megamix For Your Labor Day Weekend: Listen

Throwing a party this weekend but have no idea what music to play? Stop stressing, David Guetta‘s got you! The French producer has kindly composed a 60-minute megamix featuring the biggest dance hits of 2014 (with a couple of golden oldies thrown into for good measure) especially for Labor Day parties. And it’s pretty hard to fault his selections.

The hour-long floorfiller kicks off with a double shot of recent Guetta singles (“Shot Me Down” and “Bad”) before transitioning into Afrojack‘s “Ten Feet Tall”. That’s followed by Calvin Harris“Summer” and the 46-year-old’s own smash “Lovers On The Sun”. Other highlights include Clean Bandit‘s “Rather Be” and Coldplay‘s “A Sky Full Of Stars”. Listen to the monster mix after the jump. More »

Ray Liotta Stars In David Guetta’s Spaghetti Western-Themed “Lovers On The Sun” Video: Watch

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Burnin' Up
David Guetta teased the follow-up to 2011 breakthrough LP Nothing But The Beat with a trio of unusually hard electro-house buzz singles before retreating to more familiar ground on the Avicii-assisted, Sam Martin-voiced “Lovers On The Sun”. The blockbuster collaboration now gets a suitably epic visual starring Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta.

It’s refreshing to see a comparatively big budget video in the DIY era and the French DJ makes every cent count with a special effects-filled extravaganza. The veteran movie star plays a villain intent on torturing our hero when he is saved by a poncho-wearing babe with magical powers. It’s a clever twist on your typical spaghetti western with a better than average soundtrack. Watch up top. More »

7 Questions With Bebe Rexha: “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You,” Her Debut Album And The State Of Pop

7 Questions With Bebe Rexha
Bebe Rexha‘s no stranger to a mean pop hook: The burgeoning singer-songwriter is most famously responsible for penning Eminem and Rihanna‘s hit “The Monster” among other pop gems, as well as supplying her distinctive vocals on Cash Cash‘s inescapably catchy club smash, “Take Me Home.”

But Bebe’s got even more exciting things still hiding up her sleeves with her own upcoming debut LP, as evidenced by her crushing new single “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You,” a dark, devastating (and autobiographical!) heartbreak anthem.

We sat down with Bebe in our office to talk about her Melancholia-inspired “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You” video (out today!), the story behind the song, her upcoming album and the state of pop music today. With collaborations and co-writes alongside everyone from Max Martin to David Guetta to Usher coming down the pipeline soon, Bebe had plenty to tell us about what’s coming next — and we’re more than excited to watch it all unfold. Read on! More »

Lily Allen Praises Miley Cyrus And Joins The “Bangerz” Tour: Morning Mix

:: UK songstress Lily Allen will open for the latest leg of Miley CyrusBangerz tour and defends Miley for being a “fearless bitch.” [Billboard]

:: EDM DJ David Guetta totally tripped out at his latest Tomorrowlands Festival set in Belgium this past weekend. Kids, what did we say about doing drugs?!? [Gawker]

:: Legendary beatmaker Swizz Beats shared two Instagram snippets of  Jay Z,  Timbaland and himself during the making of the Magna Carta Holy Grail track “Verses.” [MTV]

:: Justin Timberlake revealed that his solo career was largely inspired by Radiohead’s fourth LP Kid A. [Stereogum]

:: “Hideaway” singer Kiesza and Diplo are working together on a track called “Take You There,” which will be featured on the beatsmith’s upcoming mixtape. [Pop Justice]

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David Guetta Teases Sam Martin-Assisted Club Banger “Lovers On The Sun”: Listen

David Guetta raised a few eyebrows by experimenting with a much harder sound on buzz singles “Shot Me Down”, “Bad” and “Blast Off” but the French producer returns to more familiar territory on new single “Lovers On The Sun”. Featuring the smooth vocals of singer/songwriter Sam Martin, the enduring DJ’s latest is a euphoric house anthem with obvious crossover appeal.

The 46-year-old teased a snippet of the song on YouTube today (June 27) and it begins with the now-standard, acoustic moment before exploding with a cascade of shiny synths. “We’re burning up, we might as well be lovers on the sun” is the chorus you’re going to be hearing in clubs all summer. It’s only a brief snippet but the song sounds like another hit from Guetta. Listen after the jump. More »

David Guetta Made A “Perfect” Song For Miley Cyrus

David Guetta has yet to complete his anticipated follow-up to 2011′s Nothing But the Beat. Just two days prior to his closing set at Capital Summertime Ball, he finished a song that would be ideal for Miley Cyrus. “She would be so perfect for the song,” the French producer says to Capital FM, adding, “And it’s such an obvious song for her. I’m like, ‘Wow, who could pull that off?’”

So far, Guetta’s new music has been a radical departure from the sugary EDM anthems that led to multi-platinum success. While he did sample Cher and team up with Skylar Grey for “Shot Me Down”,  Beatport hits like “Blast Off” featuring Kaz James have been more grittier and harder-hitting than his previous work. So if Cyrus was to jump on that song that Guetta just finished – well, your guess is as good as ours. More »

David Guetta Drops Animated “Blast Off” Lyric Video: Watch

After giving us a little teaser on May 27, David Guetta has finally dropped the official version of “Blast Off.” Featuring Australian singer and DJ Kaz James, “Blast Off” is the third song Guetta has released off his much-anticipated follow up to Nothing But The Beat. The track’s menacing heavy-metal guitar riffs and ferocious dub-step drop seem to show the French beatmaker’s complete stray from his usual sugary EDM anthems.

What’s more, the song’s official lyric video (also released today) keeps to the comic-strip theme seen in the videos for new tracks  “Bad” and “Shot Me Down,”  Not to mention, with images like a naked she-hulk rising from the ocean and proceeding to crush everything in her way,  the video is just as chaos-laden as you’d except,. Don’t believe us?  Watch the video below, and see for yourself.  More »

David Guetta Teases New Track “Blast Off” Featuring Australian Vocalist Kaz James: Listen

A snippet of the third taste from David Guetta‘s as-yet-untitled follow up to mega-selling Nothing But The Beat LP arrived today (May 27) and, much like “Bad” and “Shot Me Down”, it’s another fast and furious step away from the melodic, crossover-friendly EDM currently flooding the airwaves courtesy of DJs like Avicii, Tiesto and Afrojack.

Featuring Australian singer Kaz James, “Blast Off” is an explosive — pun intended — chunk of hard house that is custom-made for mainroom mayhem. The aggressive spoken vocal suits the relentless spray of heavy synths and the hook is catchy enough to work on radio in dance-friendly territories. Listen to the Frenchman’s latest floorfiller after the jump. More »

David Guetta Remixes Afrojack’s Wrabel-Voiced Single “Ten Feet Tall”: Listen

Don’t you love it when titans of EDM collide? Afrojack recently called on David Guetta to overhaul his Wrabel-voiced single “Ten Feet Tall” and the French DJ works his usual magic — transforming the soaring dance-pop anthem into a sprawling floorfiller that will, no doubt, be played in clubs from Atlanta to Amsterdam.

The French hitmaker does an excellent job of separating the track’s electronic and acoustic elements. There are moments when everything stops to let the guitars shine but they always give way to an explosion of fast and furious synths. Afrojack’s debut LP Forget The World drops May 19 and boasts features from Sting and Wiz Khalifa. Listen to Guetta’s “Ten Feet Tall” remix after the jump. More »

David Guetta Delivers Another Killer (Literally) Lyric Video For “Bad”: Watch The Gory Animated Opus

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A Zombie Romance
David Guetta‘s visual style has changed almost as radically as his sound since Nothing But The Beat. This era, the French producer is going for a grittier electro-house sound with hard(-er) hitting beats and that has been reflected in his awesome animated lyric videos. “Shot Me Down” was a pink-hued love story among outlaws, while “Bad” gets a murky green zombie treatment. And it’s awesome.

A collaboration with Dutch duo Showtek and Australian dance diva Vassy, “Bad” is an unusually aggressive floorfiller. Which could explain why the highly stylized animated violence in the lyric video works so well. When our zombie heroine isn’t hunting for food, she’s finding the man/corpse of her dreams and escaping the military. Oh and there’s an amusing dance scene that pays homage to Michael Jackson‘s iconic “Thriller” video. Watch up top. More »