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France’s David Guetta belongs to the sparkling wave of DJs who combine Daft Punk’s sleek house music with a pinch of electroclash’s punch. Guetta had been DJing around France playing popular tunes, but his brain was particularly rewired in 1987 when he heard a Farley Jackmaster Funk track on French radio. He taped the track, brought a copy to a gig, and promptly cleared the floor with it during one of his own sets. Things loosened up a year later when acid house came to France and Guetta successfully promoted his own club nights. It was during one of those nights in 1992 that he met Robert Owens, a Chicago-based house legend who was touring across Europe at the time. Guetta played Owens some of his own tracks, and Owens picked one he liked enough to sing over. The result was “Up and Away,” a minor hit that lurked in garage DJ crates for the next four years. Guetta’s carefree attitude — that he only produces good music while he’s having casual fun — kept the DJ from releasing anything until 2001′s “Just a Little More Love.” The track featured American gospel singer Chris Willis, who met Guetta while on vacation in France. Another slow burner, “Just a Little More Love,” kept popping up in sets for the next two years, first in an electro version and later in a pumped-up Wally Lopez remix. During this time, Guetta snuck out a bootleg remix of David Bowie’s “Heroes,” retitled “Just for One Day.” Bowie gave the go-ahead to release the track officially, and Guetta soon had a massive hit on his hands. Guetta featured the liberated boot on his first mix CD, Fuck Me I’m Famous, named after Guetta’s successful Ibiza-based party. The fun-loving slacker DJ finally got around to releasing a collection of his own productions in 2004, Just a Little More Love on Astralwerks. Guetta Blaster arrived that same year, followed by Poplife in 2007. Chris Willis sang lead vocals on the latter album, which spun off multiple dance singles in multiple countries. Fuck Me I’m Famous: International, Vol. 2 was then released in July 2008, giving listeners a taste of the stylish sounds that orchestrated Guetta’s summer club events in Ibiza. A year later he released One Love, a platinum-selling album featuring the singles “When Love Takes Over” with Kelly Rowland, “Sexy Bitch” with Akon, and “Gettin’ Over” with Chris Willis. In 2010 Guetta received five nominations at the 52nd Grammy Awards, two of them related to the One Love album and the other three for his work on the Black Eyed Peas’ massive worldwide hit “I Gotta Feeling.” That same year, One Love was reissued as One More Love, featuring a bonus disc of remixes and new tracks. -AllRovi


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Superstar DJ and producer David Guetta has announced that he will re-release his critically acclaimed 2011 album Nothing But The Beat re-packaged with new music digitally on Sept. 10th. The new version, Nothing But The Beat 2.0 features all the hits from the original album plus new songs “She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)” feat. Sia, “Play Hard” feat. Ne-Yo and Akon, “Wild One 2” produced with Nicky Romero and feat. Sia, “Just One Last Time” feat. Taped Rai, “In My Head” produced with Daddy’s Groove and feat. NERVO and “Every Chance We Get We Run” produced with Alesso and feat. Tegan & Sara. NBTB 2.0 also features 3 of the album’s original futuristic, underground electronic tracks made for the clubs and dance music enthusiasts plus brand-new track “What The F***” which is sure to delight even the most hardcore clubber’s palate and “Metropolis” which Guetta produced with Nicky Romero and was the first release through his recently launched dance label Jack Back Records. NBTB 2.0 full track listing below. “She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)” was released as a single commercially last week. Nothing But The Beat 2.0 track listing: 1. Titanium Feat. Sia 2. Turn Me On Feat. Nicki Minaj 3. She Wolf (Falling to Pieces) Feat. Sia 4. Without You Feat. Usher 5. I Can Only Imagine Feat. Chris Brown & Lil Wayne 6. Play Hard Feat. Ne-Yo & Akon 7. Wild One 2 Feat. David Guetta, Nicky Romero, Sia (Edit) 8. Just One Last Time Feat. Taped Rai 9. In My Head Feat. Nervo 10. Where Them Girls At Feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida 11. Little Bad Girl Feat. Taio Cruz & Ludacris 12. Sweat (David Guetta Remix) 13. Crank It Up Feat. Akon 14. I Just Wanna F Feat. Timbaland & Dev 15. Nothing Really Matters Feat. will.i.am 16. Repeat Feat. Jessie J 17. Night Of Your Life Feat. Jennifer Hudson 18. Every Chance We Get We Run Feat. Tegan & Sara 19. Sunshine (Edit) 20. Lunar (Edit) 21. What The F*** 22. Metropolis (Edit) 23. The Alphabeat (Edit)

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