David Guetta’s Jack Back alias connects with Mark Knight’s Toolroom for ‘Grenade’

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David Guetta’s Jack Back alias connects with Mark Knight’s Toolroom for ‘Grenade’David Guetta Jack Back

David Guetta returns to tech house via his new Jack Back moniker, teaming up with Mark Knight‘s Toolroom for a formulaic groover, “Grenade.” A classic house beat ride over a shy, filtered melody that echoes around the ears like wobbling metal. Vocals from Adam Freeland‘s “We Want Your Soul” come into play, setting up the arrangement for that swaying melody to come back with a vengeance, alongside an army of pounding kicks and percussion.

After disappearing for years, Guetta’s housier sounds made an appearance earlier in 2018 with the 12-track Jack Back Mixtape. A week later, he added onto his illustrious discography with the release of his highly-anticipated, double-sided album, adding to the the French producer’s illustrious 2018. While was a statement of pop-dominance overall, Guetta continues to remind listeners how he got there through house and techno releases.

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David Guetta reveals new jungle-bound video for ‘Say My Name’

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David Guetta reveals new jungle-bound video for ‘Say My Name’David Guetta 2018 Credit Ellen Von Unwerth

Despite gifting fans earlier this year with a wide selection of music on 7, David Guetta has decided to adorn his fans with a follow up to one of the more prominent tracks from the project. This time, it’s a wild new video for his Bebe Rexha and J Balvin collaboration “Say My Name.” The newest landing is the fourth music video release for the French DJ’s seventh studio album, following “Don’t Leave Me Alone” with Anne-Marie, “Flames” with Sia, and “2U” with Justin Bieber.

Directed by Hannah Lux Davis, the video has all the makings of an underground jungle rave, with its outpour vibrant colors, exotic uniforms, and some palm tree-bound Iguanas and Toucans. The party appears to take place in several locations, including an empty, abandoned pool, and what can be perceived as a giant furnace burning behind Guetta and Balvin’s Throne Room.

Guetta’s two-sided 7 saw his darker, club-oriented sound from his more nascent production stages reborn alongside his modernized dance pop signature. is his first album since Listen in 2014, with the former including features from Jason Derulo, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, and more.

David Guetta joins Nicki Minaj and Jason Derulo at MTV EMAs for live performance of “Goodbye”

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David Guetta joins Nicki Minaj and Jason Derulo at MTV EMAs for live performance of “Goodbye”David Guetta Anne Marie Music Video

At the 2018 MTV EMAs, Jason Derulo sang an operatic opening of Andrea Bocelli’s “Time to Say Goodbye” that transitioned into his hit single with David Guetta, “Goodbye” featuring Nicki Minaj. The display remained eye-catching from the start, with its subtle opening exploding into Guetta’s electronic pop rhythm amid a flurry of masked dancers and Derulo himseld clad in classic attire, dancing down a staircase built for a mansion. JD then makes his way down to center stage, where the masked dancers surround him in a routine that mimics synchronized swimming amidst Minaj’s catchy chorus. It seems the producers had a classic vision in mind, and summoned some nostalgia for the show. Not to mention, the performance proved David Guetta’s versatility in today’s music world — whether playing more minimal as his new Jack Back alias or blowing away the pop sphere, the French artist is a true chameleon of a musician and performer.

 

The ‘Great Grandfathers’ of house music: 6 Chicago classics that brought house music to Europe

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The ‘Great Grandfathers’ of house music: 6 Chicago classics that brought house music to EuropeObama Frankie Knuckles

A simple press run for David Guetta has turned into an all-out internet burn session against the French producer by October 22, 2018 — and even more so against ABC’s Nightline program.

According to Nightline and the original web copy by the ABC web team, Guetta purpotedly is the “grandfather of electronic dance music” who *apparently* “helped bring house to the US.” There was only one caveat in this tale: the crossover star didn’t bring house music to the United States at all. In fact, some might be shocked to hear that this popular genre of dance music and the vaguely-related pop version that Guetta purveys were actually born right here in the country, in the warehouses of Chicago. Dance music and all its contemporary offshoots wouldn’t even exist, had it not been for minorities and the LGBTQ community gathering together under the banner of house to escape persecution from the outside world. It’s disappointing — albeit, unsurprising — to see a large news organization like ABC choose the watered-down, whitewashed version of history around the sound when really it should be expressing pride in a home-grown movement. Nor did it help that Guetta’s response completely missed the mark as to why he’s the indirect subject of such widespread outrage.

A more accurate angle of the Nightline report would have been, “How Frankie Knuckles, Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk, and others brought house music to France/Europe.” Since this more accurate angle wasn’t taken, we here at Dancing Astronaut have decided to put our teaching helmets on and educate the masses on a few critical house essentials that actually helped shape the global rave revolution — no David Guetta required.

 


 

“My House” is one of the most, if not the most, sampled American house tunes of all time. It involves Chuck Robert’s famed “In My House” speech, and the original version proves to be far ahead of its time. “My House” by Rhythm Controll was originally released in 1987, and continues to capture the intrigue of dance fans worldwide thirty-one years later. The famed speech was also re-used and cemented into house fans’ cycle when re-patched with “Can You Feel It,” another huge anthem of the era.

 

If there’s one good thing that came out of the Guetta fiasco, it’s that he has good taste in classic house. The producer’s Instagram rebuttal pointed to the above record by Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk as the one that started it all for him as a young teenager in France. It’s one of the biggest anthems of its time, and for good reason — it’s a quintessential house tune at its core, down to its piano stabs and disco elements set to a 4/4 beat.

 

Acid house in particular is what caught Brits’ attention in Ibiza and kicked off the European rave movement that later birthed David Guetta. Phuture’s classic “Acid Tracks” was one of the biggest anthems of this era, and a pioneering track within the then-nascent subgenre of house. Its scintillating synthesis still raises hairs, and the original is still rinsed quite often throughout the international circuit.

 

Marshall Jefferson’s “Move Your Body” pretty much defined the house formula of the day. Many pieces aimed to emulate the catchiness of this song, but simply cannot come close to the original. It’s no wonder this record climbed the charts even before most people knew what house music was. Not to mention, the vocal sample manages to retain a sense of refined class in it despite its repetition that other house vocal clips lack today. Try not to feel transported into a euphoric, sweat-filled warehouse while listening — we dare you.

 

One of dance music’s very first wunderkinds was Adonis, who had a mass hit on his hands at the ripe age of 19 with “No Way Back.” Considering Trax was THE house label at that time (keen readers of this feature can note the majority of our picks came from here), it’s quite the accomplishment to have created a production that’s considered one of the imprints greatest releases of all times. Its encouraging clap samples, hypnotically-classic bassline, and stripped-down atmosphere makes it hit in all the right places.

It would be absolute blasphemy to not feature Frankie Knuckles somewhere on this list. The legendary, and sadly departed, producer and DJ is considered the actual “godfather” of house music and is credited by everyone except ABC for helping to make house a musical institution. His celebrity is so great that even ex-President Obama has been seen celebrating his achievements and contributions to the industry in the past. “The Whistle Song” is from 1991 — a good half-decade or so since he really broke the glass house ceiling. However, its breezy, happiness-inducing nature made it a fitting cap off to an already nostalgic list.

Proud of America yet? Good, we’ve done our job. 

David Guetta Purchases One Of The Ultra Rare Copies Of Half Of Daft Punk’s Latest Record

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Last week Ed Banger records set the world ablaze when it played Thomas Bangalter’s latest record on a social media post. The song called ‘Riga (Take 5)’ was created for the arthouse film, Riga (Take One). The song was never officially released and only a very few copies of the record exist today. The single

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Martin Garrix shows what really went into his Tomorrowland performance in new episode of his show

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Martin Garrix shows what really went into his Tomorrowland performance in new episode of his showMartin Garri Quinn Tucker Coachella G0225014

Even Martin Garrix gets sick apparently, which is what the producer tells his fans and tries to convince himself he will get over as he walks up to his Tomorrowland main stage set. The newest episode of The Martin Garrix Show shows the producer with a sore throat as he is fading quickly before his set approaches. Mentor David Guetta tops his sick day off by playing Garrix’s unreleased track “Yottabyte” before the producer goes on, which is what Garrix was planning on opening with.

Garrix fans know that he premiered the track “High on Life” featuring Bonn at the festival, and viewers get a behind the scenes view of how he flew the artist in last minute to showcase the track on the main stage. Dua Lipa also talks to viewers about her first Tomorrowland performance, rounding out the episode with high profile performances and, as always, a look into Garrix’s hectic world.

David Guetta remixes Calvin Harris and Sam Smith’s all-star track ‘Promises’

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David Guetta remixes Calvin Harris and Sam Smith’s all-star track ‘Promises’David Guetta 2018 Credit Ellen Von Unwerth

Is it 2011? Because two of house music’s top guns have crossed paths on a new progressive house remix. Seemingly minutes after dropping his latest album, a tech house mixtape, and a new original with Netsky, David Guetta has stepped in to remix Calvin Harris‘s “Promises,” with the only telltale sign that it is indeed 2018 being that certified star and modern-day pop crooner Sam Smith is in on the momentous endeavor.

Leaning in to his recent creative exploration across genre and sound, Guetta has brought “Promises” from its 80s-leaning neo-pop to an energetic house style. With production that manages to maintain subtle melancholy with a simultaneous uplifting progression, this remix is precise, and a welcome reminder of the progressive house apex in the mid 2010s. Guetta’s rendition works in creating simple synth melodies in a manner that almost sounds (dare we say) Swedish, given the trio’s chord progressions tend to ring with resplendence with minimal production froth to weigh them down.

David Guetta and Netsky Rework Classic Rock Hit In Their New Collaboration

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David Guetta has clearly been a busy man this week. Today he has not only released one of the best remixes of the year with his rework of Calvin Harris’ ‘Promises’ but also a collaboration alongside Drum and Bass legend, Netsky. In an unexpected move, Guetta and Netsky have taken on a classic rock anthem

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David Guetta Remixes Calvin Harris and Sam Smith’s ‘Promises’ Into A Stunning Progressive House Cut

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I will admit that whenever I see David Guetta attached to a project I still feel a bit of hesitation. A few Nicki Minaj collaborations will do that to you. But I need to realize that in this day and age, in 2018 – that hesitation is unfounded. David Guetta isn’t just back, he is

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Premiere: Netsky links with David Guetta for fiery ‘Ice Cold’

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Premiere: Netsky links with David Guetta for fiery ‘Ice Cold’Netsky Photo Credit Diego Andrade E1539208097105

Netsky is as unpredictable as he is versatile. The drum & bass maestro’s successes have spanned nearly a full decade at this point, and he’s made a name for himself with countless original tracks and remixes that showcase his dynamic production range.

Earlier this summer, the Belgian producer revealed he’s hard at work on a new effort: Palmtrees & Powerlines. The project will embody two sides to Netsky’s style: Palmtrees for his pop-leaning tracks and Powerlines for his club-ready anthems. August saw the former exhibited in “Téquila Limonada” with A.CHAL, followed by its accompanying music video in September.

Now, Netsky flips the Powerlines switch to bring the world “Ice Cold” — a booming, anthemic collaboration with dance music veteran David Guetta. Attendees of Tomorrowland 2018 were the first to be treated to this unexpected collaboration earlier this summer, leaving them wondering if the piece would see the light of day. Luckily, sampling Foreigner’s iconic 1977 hit, “Cold As Ice,” the duo have concocted a striking dancefloor piece that’s out Oct. 12 via Republic Records and Casablanca Records. They draw their listener in with an unassuming build, mounting anticipation for what the chorus could hold. Nothing could prepare the ears for what’s to come, though: a daring, bass-filled drop that pulses powerfully with each hit.

“‘Ice Cold’ was such a fun song to make,” Netsky says of the song. “I remember both Stargate and David Guetta making me crank up this demo in a LA studio and all of us vibing to it together. Working with David was amazing, it was inspiring seeing his work routine and energy in studio.” Guetta echos Netsky’s sentiments, calling him a “great producer” and noting how pleased he is with the track’s end result.

When these two get together, it’s anything but frigid.

Photo credit: Diego Andrade