After bouncing around the interview circuit and leading a preliminary social media charge, David Guetta has finally unveiled the full video for “One Voice,” the track he teamed up with vocalist Mikky Ekko and the United Nations on in honor of World Humanitarian Day. Featuring an uplifting and empowering message alongside glimpses from countries in which aid is needed, Guetta’s latest music video challenges his fans to tweet in support of the campaign using the double hashtag “#TheWorldNeedsMore + #YourWord.” Each tweet will yield a $1 donation to humanitarian aid by each of the campaign’s eight sponsors. Fans can head here to pick their word and find out more about the initiative.Posted by
Some songs feel as new as yesterday, but in fact have been out for years. Some songs have the power to bring people back to simpler times when one’s priorities were, well, differently prioritized. “Memories” by David Guetta featuring Kid Cudi takes this writer back to his college days, a time when the dreaded acronym “EDM” had not only begun to gain somewhat global awareness… it skyrocketed.
David Guetta, the celebrated industry veteran, was one of the first to successfully cross dance music into the mainstream with both club and radio hits. Though the French DJ has a controversial reputation when it comes to production (a completely different topic), there’s absolutely no argument that Guetta has a strong ear for knowing what the masses want. Though lacking in the explosiveness and intensity that goes hand-in-hand with today’s festival chart-toppers, “Memories” builds on a memorizing polyphony of piano keys, soft lead synths and pumping bassline. Kid Cudi’s laid-back vocals and intuitiveness for creating incredibly catchy hooks gives the song its defining fun, yet mellow tone. “Memories” manifests the interests of a generation that put modern dance music in its place today: escaping reality, partying and making great memories.Posted by
Following the chart-topping Dance (RED) Save Lives Compilation album, the cancer-fighting (RED) organization has once again put together an astounding lineup of features and tracks for the second part of their compilation series. As standouts from the track list, Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, and Deadmau5 will all own spots on the charitable project, and the yet unheard “Infinite Daps” from Baauer and RL Grime also makes an appearance to heighten expectations and increase the pain of anticipation even further. Dance (RED) Save Lives 2 is already available for preorder, and is expected to debut November 25th.
While the well-known festival circuit keeps electronic fans in Europe and North America busy during the summer months, it isn’t until winter that Australia sees its biggest celebrations of music, and Stereosonic Festival is amongst the few favorites in the land down under. This year, Thump, a Vice Network channel, has allied with (RED) to stream Stereosonic as a celebration of World AIDS Day on November 30th. Although specifics of who exactly will be streamed are so far unconfirmed, event headliners include dance music greats Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, and Sebastian Ingrosso on top of many more.
As dance music festivals spring up in every major city around the world and the Grammy Awards are honoring respected and talented electronic producers for the Best Dance/Electronica Album category, the rest of the world has undeniably begun to take notice of our genre. The Jacksons, a legendary quartet made up of siblings of the late “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson, have expressed their own interest in collaborating with a dance music genre guru – none other than Grammy-nominated producer and DJ, David Guetta.
Jackie Jackson explains that the group is looking to modernize and adapt the classic Jackson sound by incorporating elements of today’s generation of soulful sounds. The Jacksons plan to release a comeback album next year and hope to bring in several well-known producers for their project. Jackie also spoke with the New York Post newspaper and said, “We hope we can do something in the future [with Guetta].”
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Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature Halloween-themed snapshots from Rebecca & Fiona, Tiesto, and Tommy Trash.
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In the fifth, and final, installment of Afrojack’s “March of the Afrojack” docu-series, David Guetta opens up, speaking to the dutch producer’s talent which he saw early on. In an industry that is so cut-throat, it is imperative that someone truly believe in your work. And in this case, David Guetta was onboard with Nick since he first heard his music in Holland. Now, the tables turn as the Dutchman shows his fans how he is mentoring and helping young artists achieve their goals — just like the revered veteran helped him. This beautifully shot mini-episode brings Afrojack’s incredibly insightful docu-series to an end, closing it out with a last look at the Dutch producer’s ecstatic moments at this year’s Ultra.Posted by
French dance music megastar David Guetta has already compiled an impressive resume of accolades that include Grammy winner and DJ Mag’s #1 DJ in 2011. Add global humanitarian to the list.
The accomplished DJ/producer has teamed up with the United Nations to provide a sneak peek of his new music video for “One Voice” with Mikky Ekko to fans who share hash-tagged words related to the causes supported by World Humanitarian Day. Each social media share will unlock funds from brand sponsors to help victims of humanitarian crises across the world, so fire up your Facebook account and take to Twitter to support some good causes.
The video can be unlocked via the official World Humanitarian Day website here.Posted by
After accompanying the robots on their public emergence at the VMAs following the video premiere of “Lose Yourself To Dance,” their second collaboration that follows “Get Lucky,” Nile Rodgers says that Daft Punk isn’t the only electronic act he’s working with. While his collaborations with Avicii are well documented with “Lay Me Down” from True being one of six completed records, it’s being confirmed that the disco legend has been in the studio with David Guetta and that they’ve already cut two tracks. Rodgers claims “it’s a good year for me and dance music,” before going on to reveals that he’s been working on some underground focused music with Tensnake and Chase & Status.
“The guy I’m working with mostly right now is Avicii. We’ve cut like six records together and we’ve got the new record with Adam Lambert. We just cut three records last week. My God, David Guetta! I’ve already done two tracks with [him]. And some more underground stuff with Tensnake, Chase & Status.”
When asked about performing with Daft Punk in a live setting, Nile attempted to keep his lips sealed but simply left it at: “Something might happen.”
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Forbes has just released its list of the top earning electronic talent in 2013. Despite earning more than he had in 2012, Tiësto lost his Top Earner title to Calvin Harris, who netted $46 million dollars in 2013, out-earning not only Tiësto but Jay Z, Kanye West and Katy Perry as well.
Based on annual earning estimates that include income from live shows, endorsements, merchandise sales, recorded music sales, external business ventures and television appearances. The poll also includes DJ Pauly D, who despite his lack of dance music street cred, makes at least half of his income from DJ gigs, matching Diplo for the 12th spot on the list.
Electronic music’s top 12 earners raked in over a quarter of a billion dollars in 2013, DJing their way to $268 million in revenue over the course of the last 12 months. See the full list after the break.
Weekind Rewind: David Guetta appears in video for first ever record, the 1990 French hip-hop ‘Nation Rap’
Before he became the star that’s worked with everyone from Will.I.Am to Akon, the poster boy for dance music’s success that’s taken home Grammy Awards, or the top-ranked headliner of music festivals around the globe, David Guetta had decades of experience beneath his belt. Of course, there were his traditional house records and albums, his FMIF parties that dominated Ibiza, and his push to pioneer the genre he loved, but before all the glammor and glitz, he marked his first musical work as a rap record. Guetta’s debut was the production of “Nation Rap” for French rapper Sidney, and the track’s music video reveals the now-superstar emerged within the 1990′s culture — a setting in which you may have never imagined him in even after award show appearances.
Find David scratching discs after the video’s 2:20 for a comical blast from the past.Posted by