"I definitely think Nicki Minaj is an alien." - David Guetta
That is probably one of the most hilarious statements that I've ever heard come out of a DJ's mouth. And he just said with a big smile on his face. But who can blame him? Have you seen Nicki Minaj? She's probably the closest thing to an alien that we have on this planet. Oh wait.. let me think about that for a second...
Ok, ok. Lady Gaga takes the cake. But Nicki definitely comes in at 2nd place!
As for the interview, David Guetta delves into how his pop hit "Turn me On" was created into a music video and how he is glad that it doesn't do the normal party movie formula. Check out the interview for yourself!
That’s right, Electric Zoo 2012 is almost here and arriving with full force with incredible DJ’s. It’s 3 days of the best partying, dancing, and head-banging experience to ever take place in New York. You know that one good looking and attractive girl/guy you know? Well, Electric Daisy Carnival and every other festival is that person and E-Zoo is their older, hotter, and better sister/brother. The venue is at Randall’s Island Park, which is an island located between Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens. Essentially, you’ll be raging as the city skyline surrounds you. Hopefully, I will be able to hype you guys up. So without further ado, here is a quick day-by-day rundown of some of the artists that are a part of the lineup.
Tomorrowland 2012 is here. For the hundreds of thousands of people who made the trip to Belgium for the festival... I'm jealous of ALL of you! But it's okay, i'll wait my turn. Tomororowland 2013 or 2014. We are Coming.
Watch the Live stream of Tomorrowland 2012 straight from Belgium Here --> http://www.youtube.com/user/TomorrowlandChannel/live
Ya, nice pic. You could only imagine to have this view in your wildest dreams.. I know. It hurts. But now focus on this new R3hab track. With tens of thousands of plays on soundcloud in only 24 hours, this track will most definitely hit the dj circuits soon and will make all those booties which you love so much, shake and shake it good. Thankfully, R3hab knew that the Lil Wayne part sucked and took it out. Way better than the original in my opinion. For a pop track, I approve.
This is HUGE news. Now while there might be a small translation error to what "retiring" means, this is definitely a big step for Guetta. It seems like he wants to take a back seat and work on his label, JackBack records and take a break from touring. Let us see if this isn't similar to Jay-Z "Retiring," because if it is, that means we still be seeing plenty of Guetta, just maybe not as much.
What are you thoughts on this huge decision David Guetta?
Find the full article here - http://www.rtl.be/people/people/news/723903/david-guetta-prend-sa-retraite
It is in French, so I took the liberty of translating it for you all:
Rewarded as the best DJ in the world, David Guetta has announced via an interview that he wanted to retire! "Everything has become so huge with electronic music that I think it's time for me to make smaller projects."
The man decided to keep his decks to focus on his new label, JackBack Records, on which he wants to find and produce new talent to move the world of the night. David Guetta is really serious or appeal of the music and the scene will soon change your mind?
Here are this week's top tracks! For last week's edition, click here!
First on the list is an explosive new preview by dubstep and electro house artist Feed Me (AKA Spor in the neurofunk DNB circles). This new track is called 'My Little Cat Steps'. Coming from Mau5trap records, this song sounds like it's going to be pretty huge.
Lauren Lane, another DJ on the rise, has released some SICK deep house. Really liking this tech-inspired, refreshing take on the genre, check out her track 'Lazer Eyes' below!
It's not often you hear an electro house remix of a reggae track, but that's what Benny Benassi has decided to do. He's taken Bob Marley's classic 'Jammin' and has turned it into a banging, upbeat hit!
Abruptly cutting off their new track at the height of its climax in this preview, Dirty South & Alesso made me laugh rather than tear up with emotion. However, I do think this track will be epically tender like usual, and I'm looking forward to its release.
Thanks for listening, and be sure to check out the next edition of weekly beats!
Jack Back reunites once again as Nicky Romero and David Guetta collaborate on yet another stellar track. "Oval" is highly reminiscent the newer David Guetta sound heard in tracks like "Alphabeat" and "Stockholm" off his latest release "Nothing But The Beat". While Nicky Romero's signature low end wobbles aren't as prominent as his previous collaboration like "Wild One Two", I still like the direction this track heads in. The beat is much more grounded in french style electro (melodic David Guetta style, not SebastiAn style...) as opposed to the big room house that's been inundating the market in recent months.
Check out the preview below!
The results are in! And the new winner of DJ Mag's Top 100 DJ Contest is none other than David Guetta. He takes the top spot from Armin Van Buuren who moves to a solid spot at #2. Followed by one of my favorite DJ's Tiesto at the #3 spot. For a full listing from DJ Mag, check out the link here.
Top 30 Results!
1. David Guetta
2. Armin Van Buuren
5. Above and Beyond
8. Dash Berlin
9. Markus Schulz
10. Swedish House Mafia
11. Paul Van Dyk
13. Gareth Emery
14. Fedde le Grand
16. Sander Van Doorn
18. Ferry Corsten
20. Laidback Luke
21. Infected Mushroom
22. Aly & Fila
23. Steve Angello
26. Sebastian Ingrosso
27. Benny Benassi
28. Daft Punk
29. Martin Solveig
Love this stuff!! Long live dance music everyone.
It's that time of the year again folks. It's time to vote for your favorite DJ in DJ Mag's yearly poll to name the most popular artist for 2012! Last year we saw David Guetta snag the top spot from perennial winner Armin Van Buuren.
Who will take the top spot this year? Will Armin retake that throne and prove to the world that he is fact the best DJ/Producer from the past year? He sure has a great chance as his A State Of Trance 550 Invasion Tour was one of the greatest single events to ever happen in recent EDM history. With several shows in Europe and America selling out almost immediately and interest already booming for his upcoming ASOT 600 show.
Or will it be Above and Beyond? With their Group Therapy Tour causing just as much hype and excitement around the globe?
Perhaps it's time for someone new to take the reign as the #1 DJ for 2012. American producer Deadmau5 always has a shot as his past year has been riddled with his outspoken chatter on his social media pages. His popularity has soared with people supporting his bashing of David Guetta for being a "just hit play" DJ and his bashing of Madonna for being a "funky grandma." Not to mention his response to Madonna's drug reference at Ultra Music Festival. On top of it all, he scored the cover on the recent Rolling Stone magazine.
Or maybe it will be Skrillex? He is the first electronic music artist to win 3 Grammys after all.
The list goes on and on with talented artists such as Tiesto, Markus Schulz, Kaskade, and the Swedish House Mafia having an opportunity to take the top spot as well. Only time will tell and the power is in your hands.
Vote Now for your top 5 favorite EDM artists. Polling Ends on August 29, 2012.
Who will the world decide is 2012's biggest Electronic Dance Music artist? I'd love to hear your comments below!