Empire of the Sun struck gold with their summer anthem “Alive,” and have enlisted some of the biggest names in electronic music to bring the tune to another level. First came Zedd‘s take, a complex array of stabbing synths glazed by his signature energy that made Clarity a top album of 2012. Mat Zo‘s offering followed, an easy-listen built upon crisp chords and hypnotic builds and loops. Coming fresh with the official release of the remix package is a rendition from David Guetta, a big-room gem jam-packed with all the bulky-electro “Alive” could squeeze between its catchy hooks.
Editors Note: Listen to Dave Winnel’s ‘Godspeed Remix’ as a bonus
With IMS Ibiza in full swing, Twitter has been inundated with 140 character anecdotes from some of the days’ most notable speakers. Some interesting snippets from Nile Rodgers’ talk have made their way across the social sphere, discussing the disco icons future collaborations.
After working with Thomas and Guy-Man on Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, Nile continued working with electronic producers including Avicii, calling the young Swede “one of my favorite songwriting partners I’ve had in a long time. I have so much respect for him.” UK Garage revivalists Disclosure are also in Nile’s collaboration rolodex, alongside Chase & Status, Etienna Daho and David Guetta.
Although the highlight of the Billboard Music Awards may have been Miguel’s leg drop on an unsuspecting fan, dance music mainstays David Guetta, Skrillex and Baauer all took home awards for Best EDM Artist, Best EDM Album, Best EDM Song and Best Dance Song before the night was over. Not suprisingly David Guetta took home the Best EDM Artist award, acknowledging in his speech that;
“When they put me on the cover four years ago and said EDM would be big, I thought ‘these guys are crazy – this will never happen.’ Imagine how I feel today.”
Skrillex took home the award for Best EDM Album while viral-sensation Baauer won both Best EDM Song and Best Dance Song – bringing the “Harlem Shake” legacy full circle with two awards.
Before Armin van Buuren released his latest studio album,Intense, this past Friday, his lead single with Trevor Guthrie had swept the world with a remix from W&W. Today, “This Is What It Feels Like” has a slew of new remixes, adding to sounds contributing to diverse selection of trance showcased on Intense. Antillas & Dankann and Giuesseppe Ottaviani turn up the bpm in similar taste, but no one switches up the pace like David Guetta. On his rendition, Guetta gives extra attention to the acapella and delivers a distorted beat with the previously pop drop.
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 gems from Steve Angello, Afrojack, and Diplo.
David Guetta‘s monstrous success in the United States is nothing new, but it hasn’t slowed down since its surge. Just this month, the French electronic artist reached 40 million fans on Facebook to become the 17th highest ranked musician on the social networking site, and in return he gave away R3hab’s remix of “Play Hard.” This week, it’s been announced that Guetta has been nominated for six Billboard Music Awards, occupying the categories of Top Dance Artist, Top EDM Artist, Top Dance Album, Top EDM Album, Top Dance Song, and Top EDM Song. Following the announcement, the success of “Play Hard” continues further with its official music video.
Coming off strong after their first Coachella performance in the Heineken Dome, Dzeko and Torres have unleashed “Down To This,” a collaborative effort with hard-hitting Dutchman Chuckie. Premiered during David Guetta’s Ultra Music Festival set, the track has seen support ranging from Hardwell to W&W drawing testament to its wide appeal. Hampering characteristic drops coupled with big room bass the track takes the term ‘anthem’ to an entirely new level.
Last month, David Guetta took Ultra Music Festival‘s main stage and outed a set that went overlooked despite its global live stream. Rather than a strictly mainstream set that most would have predicted, he offered a compromise between popular tracks, his own material, and unexpected drops. Thumping remixes of “Play Hard” set the tone for his big room presentation and was followed by unreleased edits with a splash of the festivals biggest anthems.
David Guetta has reached 40 million Facebook fans, placing him at the number 17 spot among the highest ranking musicians on Facebook, and the number one spot for electronic artists. In celebration of his impressive milestone, Guetta is showing gratitude to his supporters by giving away a free download of R3hab’s remix for “Play Hard.” Coming off Guetta’s fifth studio album, Nothing But The Beat 2.0, the pop record receives a fiery electro-upheaval from Dutchman R3hab, joining renditions from the likes of Spencer & Hill, Albert Neve and Maurizio Gubellini.
David Guetta has resurrected his Ne-Yo assisted track off Nothing But The Beat 2.0, “Play Hard,” six months after its original release. Now sporting a six-track remix package with renditions from the likes of Spencer & Hill, Albert Neve, R3hab, and Maurizio Gubellini, the pop record has become translatable beyond the radio. Albert Neve’s take was the first to be released, hitting Beatport earlier this month, and Guetta played Gubellini’s remix at Ultra Music Festival hours before the package dropped. Spencer & Hill amplify the big room record with the same distorted horns that Guetta has previously signed to his Jack Back label and R3hab tears through the radio-killer with his electro-chainsaw.