While the night was clearly defined by American pop culture, and a sweeping victory from Canada’s primary export, Justin Beiber, last night’s American Music Awards marked another milestone in electronic music’s acceptance into the US consciousness. French-pop-house-auteur, David Guetta, took home the very first AMA for the category of Electronic Dance Music, stealing the limelight from fellow EDM-heavyweights, Calvin Harris and Skrillex. Regardless of the inevitable cries of popular culture co-opting and dumbing down the electronic sound, EDM’s official recognition in many of the largest awards ceremonies in 2012 is a good thing. By bringing mainstream validation to what was once an underground phenomena it further validates something we’ve been saying all along – dance music is here to stay.
Last week we brought you Hard Rock Sofa’s big room mix of David Guetta’s “Just One Last Time,” and now the track has come repackaged with brand new remixes from Tiesto and Deniz Koyu. Fresh off his album remode, Nothing But The Beat 2.0, Guetta’s translatable pop vocal from Taped Rai lends itself to sounds across the board. Tiesto’s remix embodies the big room feel, laced with thumping progression and complimented with building melodies. Koyu’s rendition is a plunge into electro, following the hook with frenzied distortion and rolling grunge. Listent to Guetta’s latest remixes and find them downloadable from Beatport.
David Guetta – Just One Last Time (Tiesto Remix)
Just One Last Time (Deniz Koyu Remix)
Fresh from his studio album remode Nothing But The Beat 2.0, David Guetta’s “Just One Last Time” is receiving a dose of big room remedy from Hard Rock Sofa. The upbeat melody and vocal from Taped Rai made the original a radio-friendly pop tune, but the Russian pairing — with their second remix of the day – make it viable for loud speakers and active dance floors. This isn’t the first remix of the tune — as Fareoh has given his rendition away free — and it won’t be the last, so download the latest version from Beatport today.
“Art cannot be criticized because every mistake is a creation.” That’s the mantra for the awesome new video for David Guetta and Nicky Romero’s smash hit “Metropolis.” Directed by Mr. Brainwash, a famous street artist whose real name is Thierry Guetta (no relation — we think), the video shows David and Nicky tagging an abandoned warehouse with spraypaint before playing a show for pretty sizable crowd in front of a DJ booth that reads ‘music is my art.’ If you’re a fan of the Brainwash style, the video will be right up your alley, incorporating lots of slow-motion shots of splattering paint cans, things being smashed, and an absurd amount of controlled chaos. It’s definitely one of the more artistic music videos we’ve ever seen, but it works perfectly with the track and is refreshingly different. Check it out for yourselves and let us know what you think in the comments, and pay attention for the MBW cameo at the end in his signature fedora. If you’re into the Brainwash vibes, be sure to check out Exit Through The GiftShop, a documentary directed by fellow street artist Banksy that reveals much more about the unique artist.
Update: There’s a new behind the scenes video we’ve embedded below.
uetta, Afrojack, Wolfgang Gartner, and more. With a tracklist like this one, there isn’t much that needs to be said. Simply plug in, turn up the volume, and get down to some of the hottest new tracks from EDM’s biggest names. Click past the break for the tracklisting.
Fareoh has been quiet lately after spending the summer touring with Kaskade, but he is back with a new remix after a brief hiatus.”Just One Last Time” was one of our favorite tracks off of David Guetta’s Nothing But the Beat 2.0 early last month, and Fareoh brings his airy big-room feel to the song in a way that feels like it draws inspiration from the man he was on tour with, Kaskade. The track is not radically different from the orignal but it does change up the drop with grinding synths that will make your head bob and some well-placed effects. Fareoh is a talented producer, but we’re still waiting for him to come up with bolder, more distinctive sounds. His free “Just One Last Time” remix is a step in the right direction, but we’re still waiting to see what else he can whip up.
Update: This remix is no longer available after a complaint from EMI. We’re told that the official remixes will be available soon.
David Guetta’s One Love album is credited with being one of the major forces in bringing electronic music to the forefront of the mainstream music scene. However, David wasn’t always the international superstar that he is today. Once upon a time he was just a popular Paris based DJ/promoter with little to no experience in producing music. Enter Joachim Garraud.
Joachim added the technical expertise to David’s musical vision and together the two of them created a string of house anthems including “Just A Little More Love,” “Love Is Gone,” and “The World Is Mine.” Call us old fashioned, but we miss the days of the Guetta-Garraud collaborations and bemoan the fact that Garraud has been replaced by Flo Rida and Snoop Dogg.
Check out the video above for a preview of David Guetta & Joachim Garraud’s back to back set at Red Light Paris in 2005 and then click after the break for the full mix. We hope that some day soon we see the two of them back together crafting a set as incredible as this one.
“She Wolf” was one of the songs we preferred on David Guetta’s Nothing But The Beat 2.0, and now there’s something to watch as you listen to yet another Guetta / Sia collaboration. The video — which does feature a single semi-NSFW shot — features a pack of hunters sledding through the arctic in pursuit of wolves, who proceed to ‘break them to pieces,’ literally. It’s definitely not the typical David Guetta video, but the sweeping nature shots and overall vibe work with the emotional track. Check out the video for yourselves below, and don’t forget to read our review of Nothing But The Beat 2.0 for the full lowdown on all of Guetta’s latest tracks.
The poster child of the American ‘mainstream’ dance music movement is back with a new album — or rather, an update to his last album. Nothing But The Beat 2.0 is David Guetta’s latest take on the current music landscape. Rather than call it an ‘update,’ it’s actually more of a revamp, selecting the most popular songs from last year’s release and adding in a selection of newer dance tracks. To balance out the pop influences from the likes of Akon, Sia, and Usher, Guetta brings in more dance-heavy talents, including Alesso, Daddy’s Groove, and the Nervo twins.
David Guetta is probably one of the most interesting artists still heavily involved in the music scene today. On one hand, he’s one of the most prominent, longest-standing DJs in the game, getting his start as a seventeen-year-old jockey in Parisian nightclubs. On the other hand, he’s the man who brought the world such anthems as “I Gotta Feeling” and “Sexy Bitch,” which have become positively ingrained in American pop culture.
There’s no denying that Guetta’s mainstream appeal has led to his exponential rise in popularity for the past number of years, and his ability to attract long-time dance music fans and new-to-the-scene teenie-boppers is both a blessing and a curse. Never was this more apparent to me than after watching his set at this year’s Electric Zoo.