Happy Friday! We’ve made through yet another week and I have another GDD™ Morning Update to close it out. Today’s news features Electronic Music Grammy nominations w/ Skrillex, the Future Music Festival lineup, Boys Noize & Mr. Oizo start Handbrakes, The Chemical Brothers’ live DVD, & LCD Soundsystem’s final show documentary. See it all after the jump.
Yes! Just the day we’ve been waiting for, Friday. We’re bringing in the weekend strong with the most packed GDD™ Morning Update ever. Rather than listing a more specific overview of the content, you need to go straight to the articles since there is so much great content. See it all after the jump…
Good morning! It’s freezing outside and I’m very comfortable sipping my cup of coffee as I write this. I have a lot of great news today to get you informed for the weekend. The stories include the SnowGlobe Music Festival, how David Guetta does Ibiza, a Joker album review, a Seth Troxler interview, and the Red Bull Elektropedia Awards 2011.
ALAS!Just when you thought it was “too Top 40,” our favorite Swedes Dada Life have taken Guetta‘s ‘Little Bad Girl’ (sorry Freddie) and given it the Sausage Fattener treatment. I know it’s tough playing out those cheesy radio house tunes these days, so thankfully we have the crazy Swedes to give us some crunch for the club. We present this next one to you for FREE, as part of the exclusive Dada Life Guerilla Fart series. Here’s what the boys had to say about it:
“We took David Guetta and put him in our special meat grinder. This is the result. Serve with shitloads of hot sauce.”
Guetta‘s new album is perfect for those just finding their way into electronic music – a bridge formed for those coming from the lands of the top 40 and pop world. But what does that prove to the the tough crowd of educated listeners? The 2CD Edition of his new album ‘Nothing But The Beat’ features a second non-vocal electronic album, flexing an array of better DJ friendly tracks that cover the sub-genre spectrum. The prime example of that is in the new creation “Glasgow,” an homage to euro-acid and a heavy one at that. Say what you will about the first cd, but the 2CD edition is worth more than a listen. Impressive sir.
While your stuffing your little faces today, heres a treat for all you Daft lovers and TRON fans…
Breakdown got caught up in all this Daft Punk, Tron & Disney mania so decided they needed to rip Derezzed a new asshole. This one is a 50Hz explosion in your face!!! The stabs and tech percussion drive harder then a road raging redneck in an 18 wheeler – and with a massive drop like this, your dance floor better be equipped with airbags!! These crazy LA-based brothers have been on a roll as of late with support from artists such as David Guetta, Will.I.Am and Dada Life on their latest tracks. This coupled with crazy gigs in 2010 at such events as the Electric Daisy Carnival and Monster Massive along with their consistent flow of fresh bangers on the regular is what makes them a group to keep your eyes on well into 2011.
You hear his name more now than MTV (quote unquote) musicians. His tracks have been supported and praised by almost every DJ you’ve ever seen. His work has been a staple of house music for years on end, but now David Guetta is facing mixed reviews for being called a pioneer in bridging the gap between electronic music and pop and hip-hop. The release of his Grammy award winning album One Love earned him much deserved attention in the electronic community, but more importantly is becoming the reason those “Do you only play techno here?” club-goers are finding satisfaction and respect for the genre. Say what you will about his commercial collaborations and his Top-40 driven rise in popularity, but Guetta is making all the right moves for electronic music as a movement. Personally, I’ll play a David Guetta track any day over any rap or teenie bopper request.
Still not heavy enough? If you haven’t seen his DJ sets, then you have no room to bad mouth because they’re a high energy ride on the Dutch train. I couldn’t of been happier to see him drop ‘Kernkraft 400′ into ‘Riverside’ @ EDC 2009 in front of a crowd of tens of thousands.
To my DJs and dirty dancers – If you have only heard the radio edits of Guetta’s One Love album, then obviously you missed the release of his XXL Limited Edition version, which features over 30 tracks of extended mixes and some of the biggest and baddest remixes to be released. Why am I tootin Guetta’s horn? Because he’s playing this weekend @ The Hollywood Palladium, so you know I got a nice lil’ Saturday planned. I would invite you to come but it’s already sold out. It’s okay, just come tonight to the preview party of our new GDD weekly, starting officially in 2011.
Here’s one of my favs off the album as well as a great club bootleg to add to your mainstream sets:
To keep you gettin ready for the festival masses, here’s an arsenal of summer slammers that have the epic build-ups that all follow with solid ass drops that definitely show off that the ‘siren-horn-alarm’ still can’t be beat. No matter what you say about dutch house and the likes, these producers are still stompin’ hard… I can’t fucking wait to see Afrojack @ EDC.
Thats what I call determination ^^. Shit is crazy, people in Asia look like they party real hard. Anyways I am definitely ready for the weekend and I have a couple tunes to help you start yours off right. I am not gonna waste my time or yours writing much more. Enjoy your weekend and for all you LA people see you tonight @ Control tonight at the Avalon featuring VITALIC LIVE!! If you live in LA and your not going tonight this, get off those knees because your blowing it!
See you in the Honey Lounge and dont forget to RSVP.
I’ve never been the biggest fan of David Guetta’s chart-topping electro house, but this remix of Calvin Harris’ new single “Flashback” is quite, for lack of a better word, the banger, blowing the Eric Prydz remix out of the water. David Guetta skeptics, let me know what you think.