David Guetta is the happiest man on Earth, or so it would appear after watching his new documentary, Nothing but the Beat. This feature-length film takes viewers into the ever-so-exciting life of the renowned DJ and producer, following him everywhere in his private jet to the largest stages around the world, all saturated with diehard fans. Aside from the awkward transitions between scenes, this is the most professional documentaries made about EDM thus far — it simply blows Take One out of the water. It also tells an exceptionally inspiring story, showing how a club DJ from Paris merged an ostracized genre (house) with pop, creating an ambiguous category of music that the world not only recognizes now, but is completely infatuated with. Read on to find out more.
Guetta explains how he dreamt of becoming a resident club DJ as a kid, but didn’t have the money to buy his own turntables. He would go to the record stores and just stare at the equipment for hours, hoping that someday he would be able to turn his dream into reality and become a DJ. When his math teacher would call home and tell his parents that he wasn’t doing very well, he would explain “but I don’t need to know math, I want to be a DJ!” All odds were against him, but not only did Guetta soon become a household name in his hometown of Paris, he went on to become one of the most skilled DJs in the entire world.
The film also reveals Guetta’s true charisma — bursting with love, happiness, and drive. It’s evident after watching his interactions with other artists, DJs, and even his wife, Cathy, that he is an all-around cheerful person with a good heart. He feeds off the energy of his fans and thrives when producing hits. Nobody had a bad thing to say about him and we were left in an infectiously good mood when the movie was over.
Unlike the EDC Experience screening, the Nothing but the Beat screening we attended in LA was very organized and well-planned, not to mention flashcrowd-free. Viewers were not only able to take photos on a green screen outside of the theater, but could view them on the provided iPads, and even print photos to take home. (They were later posted on his Facebook page.) These weren’t the only party-favors we got to take home, as the Egyptian Theater handed out free popcorn and soda to all viewers, along with stickers and glow-in-the-dark wristbands.
The best part of the night, however, was when the man-of-the-hour walked into the theater and did a Q&A with the audience. Guetta told us that he’s not completely finished with the film but was eager to show it while in Los Angeles. He also explained the reasoning behind his double-disc album — he wanted his fans to hear both sides of his talent. The more pop side features many well-known artists like Will.I.Am and Chris Brown, and his dirty electro roots get to shine on the second. It’s safe to say that Guetta will forever push the limits and blend genres of music to create new and exciting sounds. If you haven’t bought his new record yet, grab it below.
The highly rated Dutchman that has forged an advancing wave of prosperity as the result of the releases of the peerless Autosave, its Running sequel and most recently, the tech peak-timer Metrum – unveils a new take on David Guetta and Taio Cruz‘ brand new Little Bad Girl challenger, joining in on the remixers list alongside Norman Doray. The Holland resident has truly soared lately, not only becoming a resident DJ and entertainer on festivals across the globe. It’s due to be released soon on EMI Music, have a listen!
Since the launch of his uplifting remix of My Feeling in mid 2010, numerous hits such as Lose Control and the remix of Back To The Dancefloor have immersed Deniz Koyu yet further into the House scene. Having just unveiled a new, acid-influenced tune named Hydra, to be released soon on Joia Records, Koyu falls into line under Funkerman and Fedde Le Grand’s Flamingo Recordings banner, joining in with the vigorous Tung! single alongside acclaimed anthems like Autosave, Running and Diamonds In The Sky. Following a long-time support and playlisting from label owner Fedde himself, Tung is another anthem to, most likely, get championed by the Dutch superstar from now on. With support flying in from Kaskade, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello among others, this heavyweight is now available!
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source: http://funkagenda.posterous.comUK house and tech-house producer Funkagenda has caused some stir in the dance music world this week, by launching an array of complaints in defence of a certain French superstar DJ.
“Just doing a little post after a convo I had on twitter with an EDM fan. He claimed that a certain French DJ had “sold out” and “bastardised” dance music. On the surface you might think he had a point, but you have to look a little bit deeper to realise what utter poppycock that is. True, the un-named Parisian artist in question now makes what is closer to pop music than house music. But is it selling out? Of course not. And I know this to be true because of the following:I could play my favorite seminal Sasha set, recorded at Privilage in 2002, to one of these new wave of ‘dance music’ fans and they would look at me like I was just playing them brown noise. “Where’s the vocals?”. “How do you dance to it?”.But play one of monsieur’s tracks to them + they will bounce around the room like a spastic woodpecker on Adderall.See, the thing is, this person would have NEVER liked the set that I played him/her, because they just aren’t wired that way. They want to hear simple riffs, hooky repetitive vocals and commands telling them to “Throw Their Hands Up” or “Rock The Party”. Does that sound like a Sasha and Digweed fan to you? No, me either.So then ask yourself this question: Would I have gone to a club to listen to pop music before HE started making it? The answer In my case is a resounding no (unless I was VERY drunk and thought I had a chance with some college girl possibly).So my conclusion is thus:I don’t like pop music. I would rather listen to the wealth of more ‘intelligent’ dance acts out there…Pop fans DO like this particular person’s music but will probably NOT be attending gigs or buying music of the aforementioned more ‘intelligent’ dance acts…Hmmm… So… What exactly has changed? NOTHING, that’s what. He will continue to delight pop fans worldwide, and on rare occasions, will be a helpful gateway for newcomers to the EDM scene who might wanna do more than scratch the surface. However the more highbrow listeners out there will NOT be listening to him + will instead be prattling on about how things were better in the 90s, how everything is commercialised these days and generally dishing out vehemence about anything that anyone else likes…Sounds like the same old EDM scene to me so you can all relax. Mr Guetta did NOT kill dance music…Dammit… I was doing him anonymously wasn’t I? Oh poo.”