One of France’s most steadfast electronic exports, veteran mega-producer, David Guetta, is back with another larger-than-life big-room track, “Your Love,” hot off the heels of his most recent club sensation with Martin Garrix and Brooks, “Like I Do.” This time around however, Guetta has recruited some additional star power from European house’s heyday with Showtek.
“Your Love” sees Guetta enlist the tried-and-true talent of the Dutch producer duo for a anthemic progressive product that emulates all the tropes of a massive main stage hit from the early 2010’s. It should come as no surprise that the three forces at work here forge another invigorating dance floor bombshell, bringing two of the most enduring names in European dance music back together for another collaboration, four years after 2014’s “Bad.” Now, their new track’s melodic synth displays and colossal big-room fervor make it the perfect inclusion to poolside playlist and club sets alike.
Robin Schulz, the German producer widely recognized for his island-channeling guitar riffs, has delivered his warm-weather remix of David Guetta and Sia‘s “Flames.” Guetta and Sia recently reunited for the track to follow up the unearthly success of their 2011 single, “Titanium.”
Schulz offers “Flames” his signature tropical touch, further accentuating Sia’s sweltering vocals. With Guetta’s subtle percussion replaced by Schulz’s momentous drum beats and distorted voice synths, the remix transcends the pop-centric “Flames” into a more forthright dance track.
Schulz secured his consummate remixer status in 2014 after both his renditions of Lilly Wood and The Prick’s “Prayer In C” and Mr. Probz‘s “Waves” went gold and platinum, respectively, topping worldwide charts.
There are few duos more formidable than David Guetta and Sia. The two have amassed over a billion streams for past collaborations, including hit record “Titanium.” Now, they are back with collaboration “Flames,” and an action packed music video has been released to accompany the pop track.
Guetta is an evil emperor who ultimately ends up in none other than flames, as the track is titled.
Along with the weekend came a bevy of top industry taste maskers spotlighting the upcoming year’s most popular dance floor anthems in their sets. Over the weekend, 1001tracklists.com compiled a list of the Top Ten most-played tracks at Ultra Music Festival. From singles one might expected to see from names like Drake, Skrillex, and GTA, a deeper listen into the list reveals some tracks that will surely surprise and delight.
In years past, the tracks dominating Ultra’s main stage were seen as a way to forecast which generic trends might be dominating the festival season cycle. The sheer diversity in this year’s compiled list displays a wider range of genre crossing, however, which speaks to dance music’s diversification of tastes and sounds.
Here are the top ten tracks most played tracks at Ultra 2018.
1. Drake – God’s Plan [OVO]
2. Gammer – The Drop [Monstercat]
3. 4B &TEEZ – Whistle [Premiere Class]
4. 4B & Aazar – Pop Dat [FREE]
5. Valentino Kahn – Lick It [Spinnin’]
6. GTA ft. DJ Funk – Booty Bounce (GTA Hyprr Mix) [Free/Mad Decent]
7. DJ Snake – Magenta Riddim [Geffen/Universal]
8. David Guetta, Martin Garrix, & Brooks – Like I Do [What A Music]
9. Skrillex & Habstrakt – Chicken Soup [OWSLA]
10. Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini [Atlantic/Warner]
Living up to its promise to “expect the unexpected” in 2018, UMF capped off a lofty Miami Music Week with a number of attention-grabbing acts from dance music’s top tastemakers, including David Guetta, Kaskade, Eric Prydz, and Above & Beyond, along with an illustrious cast of newcomers in REZZ, Jauz, and Virtual Self. The most exalted act of the weekend came in the form of a highly anticipated reunion from Swedish House Mafia, who filled the surprise guest slot to close out the festival. Marshmello made his main stage debut and premiered his newest collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert, The Chainsmokers put the naysayers to bed with their high-energy performance, which included four unreleased tracks and a flaming drum solo, and Sir Carl Cox delivered a high-powered spectacle in his Resistance Megastructure.
Other notable moments came care of DJ Snake, who brought out Tchami, Malaa, and Mercer to debut their new collaboration, “Let’s Get Ill;” Axwell Λ Ingrosso, who opened their set with a captivating new track ID; Tiësto, who invited out his new fiancé, model Annika Backes, to the stage; and Steve Aoki, who assembled Daddy Yankee, Elvis Crespo, and Play-N-Skillz for a live performance of their recent release, “Azukita.”
For those who can’t count themselves lucky enough to have witnessed the live weekend spectacle, DA has compiled a comprehensive list of streams from UMF 2018 to relive the festival’s most magical moments.
There are few more formidable forces in pop than David Guetta and Sia in collabo4q5ion. Their first joint effort, “Titanium,” amassed over 500 streams globally, and it has gone down as one of the collaborations that helped to bring dance music to the mainstream. The duo have reunited for their fourth track together, “Flames,” and it is certain to be another hit to add to their roster of releases together.
Guetta commented on his latest work with Sia,
“Titanium’ is still one of the tracks I am proudest of and Sia is one of my favorite artists to work with. She’s a great songwriter and has an amazing voice. I’m just super excited that we get to release another track together.”
“Flames” centers around Sia’s powerful vocals with a commercial house backdrop perfect for pop/dance music crossover fans.
The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed.
Carnage teamed up with Steve Aoki and Lockdown for “Plur Genocide.” The most impressive thing about this track is that it could be a contender to beat out The Chainsmoker‘s “Selfie” as electronic music’s most annoying track.
Martin Garrix continues to solidify his status as a music making machine, debuting a brand new ID while behind the decks of Goa, India’s TimeOut72 festival. The unnamed track, trumpeted as “brand new music!” by the Dutch renegade, trails Garrix’ recent collaboration with David Guetta, “So Far Away.”
A punchy number defined by its soaring notes, the song reverts back to Garrix’s electronic roots, the single a noticeable deviation from Garrix’s late experimentation with pop crossover constructions. A welcome and impending release from the Garrix camp, the ID can be expected to gain its release as a fully fledged song come 2018.
Martin Garrix and David Guetta’s collaboration “So Far Away” has deservingly received its very own six-track remix pack. When the single dropped Dec. 1, it received split reviews, as Garrix’s music has long been divisive in the EDM community. Surely, though, if listeners hadn’t enjoyed the original they were sure to enjoy the plethora of alternatives it would soon spawn. Now, the Jamie Scott and Romy Dya-led hit has done just that.
Garrix has gathered six remixes of “So Far Way,” ranging in sounds. With an amped future bass take by Blinders, a more big room, future house take by Nicky Romero and a deep house dive by way of BLR, Garrix suggests that the track’s true grandeur is its ability to shine in a wide variety of interpretations.
DubVision and Afrojack have teamed up for “New Memories,” and the simple, yet catchy tune is set to be a radio hit. Progressive chords are the perfect backdrop for the folk-pop vocals, and the feel-good track has broad appeal to electronic and pop fans alike.
This release is coming off of a busy 2017 for Afrojack, who has released multiple heavy hitting collaborations inclusive of “Hands Up” with Hardwell and “Another Life” and “Dirty Sexy Money” with David Guetta. DubVision recently released “Paradise,” and the brothers show no signs of slowing down either. “New Memories” is a product of Dutch powerhouses coming together to make a hit track.