As R3hab continues his busy North American Tour of Summer 2011, he made time to tease us with a new remix he premiered at his Las Vegas tour destinations XS and Surrender night clubs. Just as everyone was crediting Nicky Romero with the one and only exceptional remix to Guetta’s “Without You,” R3hab released a colossal preview just to remind us all how he has not slowed down one bit. Including Usher’s satisfactory vocals from the original mix, R3hab transforms the track to make the vocals sound that much more animate and alive! Mastering the craft of melodic electro synths, bleeps, pounding drums, and tons of white noise, R3hab has managed to create that same authentic and robust sound on his remix of “Without You,” that all of us at Dancing Astronaut continue to love him for. As the remix is set to release September 20th on David Guetta’s F*** Me I’m Famous imprint, R3hab is remaining at the top of his game and dedicatedly pleasing EDM fans around the world.
Nicky Romero is closing out 2011 by turning up the amount of releases, possibly trying to inch his way further up DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJslist. Following up his track with Apster on WALL Recordings, “Bootcamp,” he’s turned back to David Guetta to remix another track off his latest album. Following up his earlier remix of “Where Dem Girls At,” this time he takes on Usher’s dance ballad, “Without You.” This track wasn’t one of our favorites when we reviewed Guetta’s Nothing But The Beatalbum, but Nicky’s remix takes it to a whole new level. The first drop might sound familiar if you’re a fan of his remix to “Dynamite,” but adds more white noise and growing synths — finely tuning it into a perfect primetime selection for any DJ set.
David Guetta has been at the forefront of house music for a reason. He releases huge tracks every year and has been one of the few transcendent DJs of the last decade or so. Nothing But The Beat was released on August 26th and features two discs, one being a vocal mix and the other an instrumental disc. Does this album have what it takes to topple the success of Guetta’s previous album One Love? Read our ‘transcript’ of each disc (and grades for each song) below as we go through one of the biggest album releases of the year.
In our preview of his upcoming film, Nothing But The Beat, we told you that David Guetta seemed like a genuinely happy guy with a serious passion for pleasing people’s ears with music. After seeing him at Electric Zoo this weekend, we can say with certainty that is the case. David’s headlining set may have taken place at 7:30PM, but he completely shut down Randall’s Island with a combination of new tracks and old that proved to be the perfect set for the NYC crowd. Care to hear about the details? Head past the break for more. (more…)
“My drug is the connection with the people” – David Guetta
David Guetta’s latest album, Nothing But The Beat, hits the stores on August 30th in North America. Tracks such as “Lunar” and “Sunshine” will be featured on it, as well as others from top DJs like Avicii and Afrojack. There have been some rumblings about the bridge made between house culture and “urban” culture and if Guetta himself has been “selling out.” After watching this trailer, we can safely tell you to shut your mouths. This man may single-handedly be the reason for house arriving to the forefront of pop culture, and it is time we gave him due credit.
Hot off the tantalizing preview from a few days ago, heavyweights David Guetta and Afrojack have finally unleashed the full version of “Lunar” that will surely send some of you astronauts into orbit. In a note on his Facebook page, David Guetta himself reveals that this is the first single from the electronic side of his upcoming album, Nothing But The Beat, which is slated for release on August 29 (August 30 in the US).
Reminiscent of early Daft Punk (and perhaps 80′s 8-bit video game music), “Lunar” sports a spacey sound that most avid fans would not have expected from either DJ individually, which is refreshing. In the end, it is vastly clear that both DJs went out of their comfort zones to produce this single, and for that we couldn’t be happier.
David Guetta & Afrojack – Lunar (Original Mix):
David Guetta and Avicii’s new heater “Sunshine” gets a boost from Jonathon Mendelsohn’s vocals in Laidback Luke’s smasher “Till Tonight”. Who is Pixel Cheese you ask? 18 year old Dorian Tomasiak is a DJ/producer from Poland, you may be familiar with the name ‘DJ DorQ” which was his alias before he made the switch to Pixel Cheese. Look out for this talented youngster to make big waves in the future!
Finally gracing our ears is one of the tracks we’ve had in the back of our heads since way back at Ultra. We recall Afrojack dropping this bomb in the Carl Cox tent like it was yesterday — and we’ve since relived the set many times of course — but now we know it’s a collaboration with David Guetta and it’s called “Lunar.” It’s set to be released on David’s upcoming album, Nothing But The Beat, which already has that Avicii collab “Sunshine” and is really shaping up to be a massive release when it drops August 29th. For now, this is all you get — deal with it.
Last night, the one and only Pete Tong released his Essential Selection for the upcoming festival-packed summer of 2011. In this festival special edition on his famous show on BBC’s Radio 1, Pete Tong gives his thoughts on the tracks that he believes will be featuring heavily in DJ sets this summer in festivals worldwide, and plays his list of “essential contenders”.
Listen to it for the next week on BBC Radio 1, or if you’d like to download it, check it out here.
Snoop Dogg’s “Sweat” gets an electro house boost from dance music pioneers Afrojack and David Guetta. If things are not to your liking, wait until 4:30. The uplifting synths kick in and you hear a few trance layered elements within the track. This blows David Guetta’s remix of Snoop Dogg’s “Wet” out of the water. It would be ideal to hear this at Afrojack or Guetta’s pool party during our stay in Vegas this weekend!