You might call us mainstream or tell us that we have no idea what were talking about, but David Guetta’s skills as a DJ and producer — not to mention his happy-go-lucky demeanor — still makes him one of the best acts in the business. This video recap from his F*** Me I’m Famous party at LIV nightclub during Miami Music Week, however, proves that Guetta and his wife Kathy know how to throw an awesome party. Between the girls dancing in the giant martini glasses, the endless array of glow sticks and light-up people, the appearances by Afrojack and Nicky Romero, and a whole lot of neon — it’s easy to see how this made for an awesome night at one of Miami’s most exclusive nightclubs. Fun fact: Guetta’s been using the Pioneer RMX-1000 in his live sets recently, which really gives him complete control and the ability to interact with the crowd.
Nicky Romero is having an unbelievable year and today marks the release of his second collaboration with David Guetta, “Metropolis.” We’ve already seen these two create magic with “Wild One Two,” and this debut release on Guetta’s new JackBack Recordings could be even bigger. The song starts with heavy, gritty synths that help the track rise and fall, while a steady bassline is omnipresent in the background. Folks have pointed out similarities to Axwell’s edit of Michael Calfan’s ”Resurrection,” but we’ll leave that decision to your own ears. Regardless, it definitely worked at Ultra, it worked at Cosmic Opera, and it’ll work through your computer speakers should you choose to pick it up on Beatport.
If you consider yourself a true fan of the festival culture, then you’re probably one of the 31 million people who has seen the Tomorrowland after-movie. Yes, ID&T — the same folks who brought the world Sensation — knows what it is doing when it comes to throwing a killer festival, and this year’s Tomorrowland looks to be no different. This year’s Tomorrowland in Belgium is going down July 27, 28, and 29, and tickets go on sale at 11AM EST tomorrow. Prices start at €172,5 (~$225) for a 3-day pass, €72,5 (~$95) for a 1-day pass, and €242,5 (~$317) for 3-day VIP.
The lineup is nothing short of amazing; Calvin Harris, Alesso, Avicii, a Carl Cox & Friends tent, a Group Therapy tent, Swedish House Mafia, Chuckie, and David Guetta are just a few of the big names attending. If you’re in Europe this is not something to pass on, and if you’re making the trip from the USA, we wish we were going with you. Maybe Tomorrowland 2013 will have a Dancing Astronaut stage…
David Guetta has just revealed the name of his new label on Twitter: Jackback Recordings. He first told us about his plans to start a new electronic imprint during his Ultra 2012 set, and we’ve known that his collaboration with Nicky Romero, “Metropolis,” would be the first release. Interestingly, he says that the first release won’t be dropping on Beatport until Wednesday, while the aforementioned track was previously set for release on Monday. We’ve reached out to Guetta’s camp for clarification on the matter, and it looks like the track has indeed been pushed back a few days. (Perhaps giving you a bit more time to enjoy the previous Jackback track, “Wild One Two.”)
Additionally, David will be streaming his show from the Palais Omnisport Paris Bercy tomorrow night on his Facebook channel. The one hour set kicks off at 11PM Paris time, which is 4PM on the East Coast and 1PM out West. It’s not the longest set in the world, but between 31 million Facebook fans and 4 million Twitter followers, it may be one of the largest to be streamed online.
Let’s stop the confusion right here, right now. Jack Back is not a new upcoming artist, the name represents the new team formed by Nicky Romero and David Guetta, that’s all. Their release of “Wild One Two” received the highest praise one could receive in the world of EDM — our beloved “Anthem Status” badge. The remix package has just been released today and features the likes of Jaywalker, NO_ID, and Disfunktion. Read the details and give each one a listen after the jump.
For those of you looking for an exciting way to end your reign in college or to welcome the great weather — Las Vegas Memorial Day Weekend is the way to go. We previously announced the Encore Beach Club and Surrender lineups for this loaded weekend, and this time around we give you the rundown of XS nightclub’s billing. (Click on the names of the DJs in order to get your presale tickets now). Make sure to grab your tickets as soon as possible, Memorial Day Weekend is one of the biggest weekends of the year for Vegas.
David Guetta announced during his Ultra Music Festival set that he was starting an electronic label “this month” and his latest song with Nicky Romero “Metropolis,” would be the first release. If you don’t believe us, you can see for yourself in the video above at around 2:15. It’s undoubtedly a huge release and was one of the harder highlights of David’s set. Nicky told us he made it just for WMC, and it’s definitely way different from their last collab, “Wild One Two.” There’s no set release date that we know of yet, but something tells us we’ll be learning more about the release date and accompanying label soon.
Update: ”Metropolis” is set for release on April 2nd. Thanks Anton!
Saying the word “Guetta” after the word “David” invariably stirs debate in dance music circles. To some, he’s a prophet and visionary; the man who almost single-handedly took dance music from dingy nightclubs and sweaty raves and shoved it down the throats of people who are horrified by the thought of dingy nightclubs and sweaty raves. David Guetta showed us that everyone likes dance music, simply because everyone likes to dance. He’s the reason that Usher and Flo Rida continue to dominate the radio and the YouTube charts. (more…)
We still can’t quite put our finger on it, but there’s just something about David Guetta that is unparalleled by any other EDM artist on the planet. While he often gets some flack for creating more pop-style tracks and venturing away from pure “house music,” it’s impossible to deny that he is one of the most influential members of the dance music community.
“Do you realize what’s going on in the world — and in America especially?” he asked the crowd about halfway through his set. “Our music is taking over and it’s crazy!” he proclaimed as he prepared to drop his FMIF remix of “Memories.” “I never thought that one day this would happen, but it’s unbelievable.” He went on to deliver a classic Guetta set that combined brand new tracks with established favorites, and the end result was arguably one of the most fun sets of the entire weekend.
David Guetta and Nicky Romero’s “Wild One Two” incorporated a poppy vocal from Sia that had all the makings of an instant crowd pleaser, but now we’ve got the first crop of remixes that take the melodic house track and bring it to whole new dimensions. We saw NO_ID back at Cosmic Opera, and their remix preserves the catchy vocal but changes up the drop and incorporates sounds that remind us of Alesso. Jaywalker brings in big room, progressive chords to create a high energy rendition that is impossibly catchy. Last but certainly not least, Disfunktion leaves only the original’s vocals intact, replacing the melodies and builds with a big build that drops into a playful electro breakdown. All three will be available on Beatport starting April 3rd, courtesy of Big Beat Records.