David Guetta is now part of Hollywood — literally. On Saturday night, the Frenchman had his hands imprinted at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater, joining some of the most influential names in entertainment history. We’ll remember 2011 as the year that Guetta became the (un)disputed king of EDM. Even if you don’t like his music, it’s hard to argue with the man’s resume. His songs dominate the radio on both sides of the Atlantic, he’s won two Grammys (and is nominated for two more next year), and he’s finally ousted Armin van Buuren as the #1 DJ in the world — according to DJ Mag, at least.
At the ceremony, Guetta came across as humble and honest. He expressed gratitude for the honor, as well as slight bemusement that DJ culture has propelled him to such astounding levels of fame and fortune. After hearing the paparazzi scream his name, it’s clear that Guetta is now an A-list celebrity worldwide — on par with the likes of Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Jay-Z.
Dancing Astronaut would like to congratulate David on his achievement, and we wish him nothing but the
beat best in the future. Sure, his music isn’t the most played on our iPods, but that doesn’t detract from his accomplishments. He’s managed to fuse pop and house, creating urban music for the radio. Without David Guetta, dance music would not be what it is today. His music is a gateway drug — providing casual listeners with an accessible pathway into the wonderful world of EDM. Click past the break for more photos. (more…)
David Guetta’s latest album Nothing But The Beat has inspired some huge remixes so far: Titanium, Without You, Where Dem Girls At. After big releases like Mutate and Music Box, Sidney Samson brings us the first remix of Guetta’s Turn Me On. Sidney changes up his usual style with the original bass-heavy chainsaw drop and then BAM!!! Sidney’s classic bleep bleep bleeps. Check this one out and stay tuned for the release later this month.
David Guetta’s Nothing But The Beat did so much good for the house world it is a joke. Currently, his collaboration with Usher sits atop the Billboard charts and “Titanium” has done incredibly well. The remixes have been teased and drooled over for quite some time now and they have finally arrived. This star studded lineup of remixers have given it their best effort, let’s discuss which is the best option for you.
It takes some guts to believe you can take music from the #1 DJ in the world and make it better. Dutch youngster Nicky Romero seems to be doing just that, taking songs from David Guetta’s “Nothing But The Beat” album and turning them into Dutch bangers. First, he gave us a giant drop on “Where Dem Girls At.” He followed that showing up with his remix of “Without You,” in which he used a similar drop to his “Dynamite” remix. If remixing two of Guetta’s songs wasn’t enough, Nicky decided to go for a third – “Titanium.” We think this is his best Guetta remix to date so check it out and let us know if you feel the same. Stay tuned for the release.
Via: Soundcloud (Nicky Romero)
With all due respect to the original mix and dBerrie’s rendition – Gregori Klosman’s remix is flat out the best. Sorry, this is not up for discussion. The incorporation of the piano as Sia’s voice carries through the buildup is the sort of stuff that gets the chills sprinting (not running) down your spine. The initial drop is ideal, it takes nothing off the table. Towards the end of the preview you get to hear a bit of that chainsaw sound that adds the right amount of dirt to a track that was originally cleaner than a virgin. Brace yourselves before you click play.
Release Date: sometime in November
Via: Soundcloud (Gregori Klosman)
“Without You” is played every ten minutes on US mainstream radio stations. This is both good and bad. It is good because we would rather listen to the original mix of “Without You” than some other garbage. It is also bad, because if the radio stations could actually hear what Armin did to the track, there is no way you would ever go back. The remix brings out an entirely different element from Armin, it is considerably harder than anything we have ever heard from the king of trance. Is it possible that even this far into Armin’s career he is still evolving? The man is truly a legend. Which remix do you like the best – Nicky Romero’s, R3hab’s, or Armin’s? Tough decison – sound off in the comments!
Via: David Guetta
In order to properly decipher what the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ poll actually means we must be able to identify what criteria people are voting on. Is it the best actual DJ? Best producer? Most popular? Shot slamming ability? Hottest Girlfriend? Is it even feasible to determine what the hell a whole bunch of people are actually voting on? Not to burst your bubble, but the answer is a big N-O. Here is what we do know – the DJ Mag list is the only ‘relevant’ (kind of) ranking system we have in the Electronic Dance Music world, well at least it is for now, until we figure out how to craft our own.
Throughout the past few months we have asked big name DJs about whether the list is actually relevant. Two of the biggest names we asked were Fedde Le Grand and Tiesto (click on each name to read their interviews with us). Their answers are transcribed after the jump:
The DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs results have finally emerged, and this year’s top spot goes to the incredibly deserving David Guetta. David stole the title from Armin Van Buuren, who moved down one place to number two. Tiesto rounds out the top three, followed by deadmau5, and Above and Beyond. After a monstrous year, the venerable Avicii shot up a whopping 33 places to number 6, right ahead of Afrojack. The collective trio of the Swedish House Mafia manages to sneak into the top 10 — though Axwell is the only mafia member to crack the top 20 (he’s number 12). Skrillex hit the list at number 19, and that’s just the top.
We’re still combing through the list ourselves, but feel free to discuss in the comments. Who got snubbed? Who surprised you? What do you expect for next year?
DJ Mag Top 100
David Guetta’s latest album Nothing But The Beat featured many great tracks, “Titanium” was one of the better progressive tunes within the first CD. New York DJ/producer David Berrie, creates a melodious remix that may actually top the original. The well engineered vocals are still prominent throughout the tune, the biggest difference between dBerrie’s rendition and David Guetta’s original is that the remix tends to be way more ‘house-friendly.’ There is a fine line between pop and house – David Berrie finds the perfect balance.
Via: Soundcloud (davidberrie)
The Swedish lunatics of Dada Life are known for taking poppy, candy-coated dance tracks, stripping them down to their basics, and reworking them into massive, speaker paralyzing bangers. There really is no better way to describe this remix than how
the duo did over their twitter:
“We took David Guetta and put him in our special meat grinder. This is the result. Serve with shitloads of hot sauce.”
Download: Dada Life – Little Bad Girl (Dada Life Guerilla Fart #13)