ive you a little glimpse at what it was like before LED screens and lasers were the norm. Back in 2005, Joachim Garraud threw himself a private party to celebrate hitting the 1,000 member milestone in his forum as well as his birthday. Joachim invited some huge talent to the 100 person event, including the entire original Swedish House Mafia — yes, we mean including Eric Prydz — and David Guetta. The video shows some of the biggest names in music before they got so huge, and it’s pretty wild to see Steve Angello, Axwell, and Guetta so young (not to mention Sebastian Ingrosso with a crew cut). Other highlights include a drunken-rendition of “Happy Birthday” in Swedish by Axwell and Eric Prydz, a brief piano appearance from Guetta, and Steve Angello wearing his headphones Axwell-style. It’s a lazy Sunday and there isn’t much else going on, so click the play button above and party like it’s 2005.
R3hab is back with another new remix, this time taking on David Guetta, Chris Brown, and Lil Wayne’s “I Can Only Imagine.” The young producer takes the pop-influenced original and injects a funky electro-synth breakdown while preserving the easily recognized lyrics. After mastering the dirty Dutch bl33p and the chainsaw synth – along with a progressive house stint – R3hab gives us a refreshingly unique new sound that again shows his versatility as a producer. Turn this one up and head over to Beatport to purchase along with the David Guetta & Daddy’s Groove remix.
David Guetta’s Nothing But The Beatalbum is full of radio gems, and one that instantly took to the airwaves was the Chris Brown and Lil’ Wayne assisted “I Can Only Imagine.” Not only did the three superstars unite to produce the track, but they came together again to perform it live at the Grammy Awards. While the single has Top 40 listeners singing along in their cars, it has not had the same effect on Guetta’s house-favoring fans — yet, at least.
Following in the footsteps of Calvin Harris (who just remixed his own pop collaboration with Ne-Yo, “Let’s Go”), the tremendous producer/DJ has also remixed his own track in collaboration with Daddy’s Groove, the Italian trio that also remixed “Where Them Girls At.” The remix differs extremely from the original, removing Lil Wayne’s verse completely and swapping the uplifting piano that is beloved on the radio with high-energy electro that can be appreciated on the dance floor. The new and improved rendition of “I Can Only Imagine” is now available on Beatport via What A Music.
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!