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 »
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 »
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 »
‘s no stranger to a mean pop hook: The burgeoning singer-songwriter is most famously responsible for penning Eminem
‘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 »
:: UK songstress Lily Allen
will open for the latest leg of Miley Cyrus
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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raised a few eyebrows by experimenting with a much harder sound on buzz singles “Shot Me Down”
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 »
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 »
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 »