Today, David Guetta is a household name.
Although the French producer had been making waves on the dance floor back in his homeland well over a decade ago in the early ’00′s, it was his 2009 collaborative record One Love — the one that spawned global smashes like “When Love Takes Over” with Kelly Rowland and “Sexy Bitch” with Akon — that effectively turned the DJ into an overnight pop star in his own right.
His now tried-and-true formula, the pairing of distinct vocalists and some of the world’s biggest pop stars with pulverizing House beats, has since become status quo in an EDM-saturated world (an era for which he is largely responsible), influencing fellow DJs like Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Avicii — even Giorgio Moroder‘s forthcoming artist album feels like a response to the Guettafication of dance music. And with his sixth studio album, Listen (out November 24), Guetta shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. More »
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF has paired with Yoko Ono and David Guetta to organize a star-studded singalong — titled the #IMAGINE Project. The sleek black + white video shows various musicians, actors, athletes and dignitaries coming together to sing the inspirational tune, first released by John Lennon in 1971.
Katy Perry, MAGIC!, Will.i.am, Nicole Scherzinger, Cody Simpson, Idris Elba, Lance Bass, Adam Lambert and many more make appearances in the music video, along with images of the late Beatles band member. The individual recordings will be compiled by Guetta to be released as a “world version” of “Imagine” on January 1. More »
Last week, a snippet surfaced of “Hey Mama” — David Guetta‘s collaboration track with Nicki Minaj and Afrojack. Today (November 19), the full version has arrived and it is a BANGER! The French DJ/producer steps away from his usual OTT EDM rhythms and creates a crazed electro-house/trap sound that is definitely going to ring off the in the club.
Minaj manages to ride the wild production, as she transforms her rap flow into a island-tinged romp with naughty lyrics (“Yes I do the cooking, yes I do the cleaning/Yes I keep the nana real sweet for your eating”). “Hey Mama” is the latest tune off Guetta’s forthcoming Listen LP, which will be released on November 24. It includes guests like Sia, Bebe Rexha, Nico & Vinz and Emeli Sande. Take a listen to the collaboration after the jump! More »
David Guetta‘s forthcoming album, Listen, is jam-packed with big-name features — with one of them being Nicki Minaj! The duo’s collaboration track with super-DJ Afrojack is titled “Hey Mama,” and a snippet of the tune is now here. From the sound of it, the song will most likely be a future club-banger — thanks to the rugged dancehall flair from the rapper, the production’s old school call-and-response chants and wild synths.
This marks the third collaboration between Guetta and Minaj, who have previously worked on 2011′s “Turn Me On” and “Where Them Girls At.” Listen, the French producer’s sixth studio LP, will be released on November 24 and features the lead single “Dangerous.” It includes guests like Sia, Bebe Rexha, Nico & Vinz and Emeli Sande.
Take a listen to the “Hey Mama” preview after the jump! More »
David Guetta surprised with his new single, “Dangerous.” It isn’t the EDM that has flooded the pop charts in recent years – see Guetta’s own 2011 breakthrough, Nothing But the Beat. Instead, “Dangerous” (also the opening track of his sixth album, Listen) takes on a midtempo, disco-funk groove inspired by vintage French-Dutch electronica.
Guetta is aware that “Dangerous” is a departure for him, so he enlisted a few DJs for remixes that he could play during his floor-filling sets. (The first was by Guetta himself. He called it the “Banging Remix,” because he can.) Next up is Steve Aoki, who just released his second studio album Neon Future I. As to be expected, the electro house producer brings “Dangerous” up to the speed Guetta likely had in mind, while swapping out the romantic strings for, well, a harder-hitting beat. More »
David Guetta isn’t taking any prisoners this era. His new LP Listen boasts features from A-Listers (Nicki Minaj, Sia and John Legend, for starters) and the music videos have been star-studded affairs. Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta starred in “Lovers On The Sun”, while James Purefoy nabs the lead in the Frenchman’s blockbuster “Dangerous” visual.
Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, the superstar DJ’s latest video tells the tale of rival Formula One drivers. David and James grew up racing toy cars together but their relationship got strained somewhere along the way. Cut to the “Shot Me Down” hitmaker facing off against his frenemy in a big race. There are special effects, scantily clad ladies and the obligatory nightclub scene. Watch up top. More »
David Guetta‘s new album is called Listen, it’s due November 24 and features every second vocalist with a record deal. Ok, that might be a slight exaggeration but the line-up reads like Nothing But The Beat on steroids. The French DJ reunites with “Titanium” collaborator Sia on two tracks (“Bang My Head” and “The Whisperer”) and hits up “Turn Me On” femcee Nicki Minaj for “Hey Mama”.
The rest of the featured artists are fresh and seemingly out of the box. There are soul singers (John Legend and Emeli Sande), rockers (MAGIC! and The Script), rising EDM divas (Elliphant and Bebe Rexha) and quirky singer/songwriters (Jaymes Young and Birdy). It’s a pretty exciting assembly of talent. Check out the full tracklist after the jump. More »
It’s pretty cocky to label your edit a “banging remix” but if anyone can live up to that title it’s probably David Guetta. The French DJ unveiled new Sam Martin-assisted single “Dangerous” earlier this week and surprised many with its uncharacteristically mellow approach to electronica. It was a nice change of pace but the 46-year-old has now unleashed an overhaul keep clubbers happy.
The “banging remix” begins subtly enough with its slightly spooky synth-soundscape but when that drop comes (at approximately the 2:15 minute mark), “Dangerous” turns into a completely different animal. Speaking of animals, it reminds me of Martin Garrix‘s similarly-titled floorfiller at times, which is probably a good thing. Get the party started with David’s new tune after the jump. More »
Something happened along the way while David Guetta was making new single “Dangerous,” in that the song is actually not another terrible addition to the string of so-called EDM garbage currently clogging up the airwaves. It’s like Guetta finally got it into his noggin that, yes, EDM has run its course, stumbled off the track and fallen face-first into a ditch. (The lazily-titled genre, that is — not all actual electronic dance music.)
Anyway, here we are with “Dangerous,” which sounds like something lifted from the Drive soundtrack (so, think Kavinsky or the Chromatics or Electric Youth) mixed with a funky disco bass and the pipes of Sam Martin, who had previously teamed with Guetta for “Lovers On The Sun.” Overall, this wouldn’t be a bad thing to hear on the radio, which is something we probably haven’t said about a David Guetta song since “Titanium.”
Give “Dangerous” a listen below. More »
David Guetta confirmed early on October 5 that he has wrapped his sixth studio album. And he did that in a completely unexpected way – posing with British singer-songwriter Emeli Sande (above), after a late-night and super last-minute studio session. “Very last day of studio before giving the album to press, @emelisande killed it!!!” he said.
Guetta’s forthcoming LP follows 2011′s breakthrough Nothing But the Beat, which was certified two times platinum in the UK. Most recently, the French DJ-turned-hitmaker released “Lovers in the Sun,” which features Avicii and Sam Martin, and its epic Spaghetti Western-themed video starring Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta. The new album is out November 24 on Big Beat/Atlantic. More »