Zinc ft Sneaky Sound System – Show Me (Cause And Affect Remix)
Chris Malinchak ft Mikky Ekko – Stranger (Blonde Remix)
Duke Dumont – Won’t Look Back
ZHU – Faded
Slam Dunk’d ft Chromeo & Al-P – No Price David Guetta ft Sam Martin – Lovers On The Sun
S-A Vs. AN21 & Sebjak – GODS
Style Of Eye ft SAL – The Game
MOTi & Quintino – Crash
Benny Benassi ft Gary Go – Let This Last Forever (MAKJ Remix) Cosmic Gate & Orjan Nilsen – Fair Game
Moby and Darth Vader – Death Star
After a series of big room club bangers (Shot Me Down, Blast Off), David Guetta gets back into the pop vibe and releases a track aimed directly at commercial radio. Listening to this country & western electronica song through a few times, it sounds more like an Avicii track than a Guetta track. Since Avicii is listed as a co-producer (along with Giorgio Tuinfort & Frederic Riesterer), that really doesn’t come as that big of surprise except that the track really does feels like a mashup of Avicii’s nu-country album tracks and his stadium/progressive-house singles released prior. Basically, if you are a fan of Tim Bergling’s work, as most EDM lovers are, “Lovers on the Sun” will be an instant favorite. Sam Martin contributes a great vocal performance, elevating the track to feel like an epic theme song for a Quentin Tarantino movie. Listening to the campy dance rock of Sam’s band Con Bro Chill, you will really see the diverse range of his talent. Watch for a huge pack of club remixes which are no doubt forthcoming and probably a big commercial placement as well.
It seems as though David Guetta is taking a similar path as Paul Oakenfold with his current project. While Paul is reimagining trance classics like “Toca Me” and “Cafe del Mar” with a 2014 touch, David is using seminal club classics based on samples as his inspiration source. Following up “Shot Me Down,” which reworked the Audio Bullys take of the Cher/Nancy Sinatra classic, on “Blast Off” he mines the same 1978 Van Halen sample of “Ain’t Talkin ’bout Love” that Apollo 440 used for their 1997 top 10 hit “Ain’t Talkin Bout Dub.” The raging electro “Blast Off” harnesses the primal rock energy of the guitar sample with the same aggression and powerful feel of the Apollo 440 drum and bass version. Aussie DJ/singer Kaz James, best known for the rock/dance hybrid classic “I Like the Way You Move” with the Bodyrockers, spits some MC-styled lyrics that will energize the festival kids to bang it out and “Blast Off” all summer long. If David is taking requests for his next JackBack track, I would suggest using Spiller’s “Groovejet” as inspiration and going housey for a new summertime Ibiza poolside anthem.