Monday, 8 August 2011


David Guetta, Nothing But The Beat
As he enthused last month, the new David Guetta album 'Nothing But The Beat' promises a lot of David Guetta. With two discs and 21 tracks, it’s the Frenchman’s attempt to straddle commercial radio, club dancefloors and even the bags of “the most credible DJs on the planet”. It’s all part of the Guetta game-plan.

“People going after-hours tripping on my music, that’s my challenge,” he muses in the album’s press release. “And I want to have everybody together with my music playing in the gay clubs and on mainstream radio, my music playing on urban radios and on pop radios. Hip-hop DJs playing my dance music songs, and house music DJs playing tracks where I incorporate raps in.”

A lofty aim, certainly, and while we don’t imagine Richie Hawtin or John Digweed will be playing his latest jams, it’s hard to fault the man’s ambition. As we already knew, the opening CD of 'Nothing But The Beat' is groaning under the weight of appearances from Guetta’s Stateside accomplices like Nicki Minaj, Taio Cruz, Chris Brown and Usher. That “urban radios and pop radios” part of the equation is all sewn up.

On the flipside, the ‘electronic’ disc is pitched at Guetta’s ‘original fans’. “I didn’t want people who’ve been following me for years to feel left out,” he says. There’s not a rap verse in sight, with a suite of the producer’s Ibiza-ready house records, including his hook-ups with Stereosonic 2011 headliners Avicii and Afrojack. Doesn’t sound like the stuff you’ll be “tripping on” at the end of mega bender, but we’re certainly looking at a blockbuster dance LP here.

Tracklist: David Guetta "Nothing But the Beat"

Disc 1
1. Where Them Girls At f/ Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida
2. Little Bad Girl f/ Taio Cruz & Ludacris
3. Turn Me On f/ Nicki Minaj
4. Sweat (Snoop Dogg vs. David Guetta)
5. Without U f/ Usher
6. Nothing Really Matters f/
7. I Can Only Imagine f/ Chris Brown & Lil Wayne
8. Crank It Up f/ Akon
9. I Just Wanna Fuck f/Timbaland & Dev
10. Night Of Your Life f/Jennifer Hudson
11. Repeat f/ Jessie J
12. Titanium f/ Sia

Disc 2
1. The Alphabet
2. Lunar (David Guetta & Afrojack)
3. Sunshine (David Guetta & Avicii)
4. Little Bad Girl (Instrumental Version)
5. Metro Music
6. Toy Story
7. The Future
8. Dreams
9. Paris
10. Glasgow

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