David Guetta - Play Hard (feat. Ne-Yo & Akon) [New edit]

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David Guetta

David Guetta

David Guetta (born November 7th, 1967 in Paris) is a French DJ. He was the pioneer of French house with "Up & Away," a garage-style track with vocals by Robert Owens released in 1994 – really made a name for himself in the mid-90s as one of the key catalysts of Parisian nightlife by promoting evenings at such renowned Paris hot spots as Folies Pigalle, Queen, Bataclan, Palace and Les Bains, where he invited DJ legends like Little Louie Vega, David Morales, DJ Pierre and Roger Sanchez to join him on the turntables. In 2001, however, he went back to his first love: making music. Launched by the single "Just A Little More Love," an electro-funk-house cocktail featuring Chris Willis of the band Nashville on vocals, David Guetta’s first album was released by Virgin in June 2002 and went on to sell 250,000 copies. This resounding success carried through in the album's second, even more devastating single, "Love Don't Let Me Go," a track reminiscent of Moroder's techno-disco style crossed with Depeche Mode's new-wave sound. Like fellow Frenchman Laurent Garnier, David started off his career in the gay clubs around Paris. Les Halles district in the mid-80s, going on to make a name for himself in acid-house and hip-hop. His first album heralded the beginning of a new DJ career – this time on a global level. Named after the parties he hosts on Ibiza, the fabled isle of techno, David's "F*** ME I'M FAMOUS: IBIZA DJ MIX", which featured his remix of David Bowie's "Heroes," went gold: no small feat for a compilation CD. For the last three years, David has been invited to mix throughout Europe on a regular basis and, more and more often, in the United States, Australia, Japan, Singapore and Israel as well. He is also resident DJ at The Cross in London, Barcelona ‘s Discoteca and the Lausanne club Mad. Propelled by the rock guitars of the single Money, David’s second album, GUETTA BLASTER, is even gutsier. David and Joachim Garraud (the first album’s co-composer and co-producer) applied themselves to creating real songs modeled on electro-pop classics of the 80s by such masters as Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Dead Or Alive, and New Order, to name the most prominent influences. All the tracks on this second album are original compositions. The gospel sounds of Chris Willis and the stylings of guest vocalists JD Davis (lead singer of Sinema), James Perry (alias Jimmy Polo, renowned singer/producer on the Chicago scene) and Britain’s Stereo MCs give the tracks a unique luster, while the production skills of Guetta and Garraud lift the album to new – and always spectacular – heights. From GUETTA BLASTER’s opening salvos, "Money and Stay," we get beats that are cranked up a notch beyond the hard-dance formula of "Just A Little More Love." Without an ounce of hesitation, the album launches itself at the experimental roots of house music and cold-wave, displaying an unexpected stylistic versatility, then oscillates between powerful mixtures of hot & cold and black & white. The result is 100% addictive. "Used To Be The One," with vocals by Willis, owes a debt to both Yazoo’s Don't Go and garage music. Similarly, the counterpoint of Time evokes Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams, blending the best of English pop and dance culture – something David has mastered like no one else. Open Your Eyes, a track tailor-made for the Stereo MCs, is built on a rubbery break beat and an acid sequence, with a rap that brings their classic Connected to mind. The abrasive AC/DC, clearly a future hit on the underground/rave circuit, is like the missing link between Jeff Mills and Ministry of Sound. Two velvet-smooth cuts neatly crown the album: "In Love With Myself," a track that could hold its own against Moroder & Oakey’s Electric Dreams any day, is followed by "Higher," on which Chris Willis pays homage to the style of phrasing and embellishment popularized by Stevie Wonder, an approach that has proliferated in both R&B and garage/house music à la New Jersey duo Blaze. GUETTA BLASTER drives its point home with the metronomic Movement Girl, featuring James Perry, and the killer Get Up, on which macho riffs, the hysterical falsetto of Chris Willis and screaming guitars swirl around a punchy beat. On GUETTA BLASTER, David Guetta has not only successfully avoided the pitfalls of second albums – he has truly launched himself into a new dimension. The song "Just A Little More Love" appeared in the film The Football Factory, was sung in the Gospel version at the 2006 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. On New Year's Day 2007 he appeared at Big Beach Boutique 3, a concert held on the beach of Brighton, UK, put together by and headlined by Fatboy Slim. His fourth album is "Pop Life" released in France on 23 April, 2007 with the leading single "Love is gone." 24. August 2009. he released "One Love". He introduces this album with the hit singles "When Love Takes Over" feat. Kelly Rowland and "Sexy Bitch/Chick" feat. Akon. He wanted to make a new music stream named House Pop or Hip House. In this album he worked with well known vocalists, producers and DJs like Chris Willis, Estelle, Kid Cudi, Novel, Ne-Yo, Will I Am & Apl De Ap from The Black Eyed Peas, Lil' John, DJ Chuckie, Abel Ramos, Koen Groenveld, Afrojack, DJ Footloose, Joachim Garraud and others. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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Artist's Top Tracks

Titanium (feat. Sia)

Titanium (feat. Sia)

Memories (feat. Kid Cudi)

Memories (feat. Kid Cudi)

Sexy Bitch (feat. Akon)

Sexy Bitch (feat. Akon)

Without You (feat. Usher)

Without You (feat. Usher)

Where Them Girls At (feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida)

Where Them Girls At (feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida)

She Wolf (Falling to Pieces) [feat. Sia]

She Wolf (Falling to Pieces) [feat. Sia]

When Love Takes Over (feat. Kelly Rowland)

When Love Takes Over (feat. Kelly Rowland)

Love Is Gone

Love Is Gone

Turn Me On (feat. Nicki Minaj)

Turn Me On (feat. Nicki Minaj)

Dangerous (feat. Sam Martin)

Dangerous (feat. Sam Martin)

Sexy Bitch

Sexy Bitch

The World Is Mine

The World Is Mine

Lovers on the Sun (feat. Sam Martin)

Lovers on the Sun (feat. Sam Martin)

Bad (feat. Vassy) - radio edit

Bad (feat. Vassy) - radio edit

Memories

Memories

Baby When The Light

Baby When The Light

Turn Me On - Feat. Nicki Minaj

Turn Me On - Feat. Nicki Minaj

When Love Takes Over

When Love Takes Over

Little Bad Girl (feat. Taio Cruz & Ludacris)

Little Bad Girl (feat. Taio Cruz & Ludacris)

Love Is Gone (Original Mix)

Love Is Gone (Original Mix)

Titanium

Titanium

Love Is Gone (Fred Rister & Joachim Garraud radio edit rmx)

Love Is Gone (Fred Rister & Joachim Garraud radio edit rmx)

Hey Mama (feat. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack)

Hey Mama (feat. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack)

The Alphabeat

The Alphabeat

Sunshine

Sunshine

Hey Mama (feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack)

Hey Mama (feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack)

Bang my Head (feat. Sia & Fetty Wap)

Bang my Head (feat. Sia & Fetty Wap)

Where Them Girls At - feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida

Where Them Girls At - feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida

One Love (feat. Estelle)

One Love (feat. Estelle)

Shot Me Down - Feat. Skylar Grey

Shot Me Down - Feat. Skylar Grey

Crank It Up (feat. Akon)

Crank It Up (feat. Akon)

Who's That Chick? (feat. Rihanna)

Who's That Chick? (feat. Rihanna)

I Can Only Imagine - Feat. Chris Brown & Lil Wayne

I Can Only Imagine - Feat. Chris Brown & Lil Wayne

Missing You (feat. Novel)

Missing You (feat. Novel)

Play Hard (feat. Ne-Yo & Akon) [New Edit]

Play Hard (feat. Ne-Yo & Akon) [New Edit]

Play Hard - feat. Ne-Yo & Akon

Play Hard - feat. Ne-Yo & Akon

The World Is Mine (feat. JD Davis)

The World Is Mine (feat. JD Davis)

Night of Your Life (feat. Jennifer Hudson)

Night of Your Life (feat. Jennifer Hudson)

I Can Only Imagine (feat. Chris Brown & Lil Wayne)

I Can Only Imagine (feat. Chris Brown & Lil Wayne)

Love Don't Let Me Go

Love Don't Let Me Go

What I Did for Love (feat. Emeli Sandé)

What I Did for Love (feat. Emeli Sandé)

Who's That Chick ? (feat. Rihanna) [Single Version]

Who's That Chick ? (feat. Rihanna) [Single Version]

Repeat (feat. Jessie J)

Repeat (feat. Jessie J)

Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away)

Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away)

Toy Story

Toy Story

Memories - feat. Kid Cudi

Memories - feat. Kid Cudi

Nothing Really Matters (feat. will.i.am)

Nothing Really Matters (feat. will.i.am)

Without You

Without You

Turn Me On

Turn Me On

Play Hard (feat. Ne-Yo & Akon)

Play Hard (feat. Ne-Yo & Akon)

Artist's Albums

Nothing but the Beat

Nothing but the Beat

One Love

One Love

Pop Life

Pop Life

Listen (Deluxe)

Listen (Deluxe)

Nothing But the Beat Ultimate

Nothing But the Beat Ultimate

Nothing but the Beat 2.0

Nothing but the Beat 2.0

One More Love

One More Love

Guetta Blaster

Guetta Blaster

She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)

She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)

Sexy Bitch

Sexy Bitch

Lovers on the Sun EP

Lovers on the Sun EP

Memories

Memories

Just A Little More Love

Just A Little More Love

Dangerous (feat. Sam Martin)

Dangerous (feat. Sam Martin)

When Love Takes Over

When Love Takes Over

Blaster

Blaster

Shot Me Down

Shot Me Down

Where Them Girls At (feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida)

Where Them Girls At (feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida)

Bad (Radio Edit)

Bad (Radio Edit)

Listen

Listen

Listen Again

Listen Again

Bad (feat. Vassy) [Radio Edit]

Bad (feat. Vassy) [Radio Edit]

Titanium

Titanium

Dance Factory

Dance Factory

Who's That Chick

Who's That Chick

Play Hard (feat. Ne-Yo & Akon) [New Edit]

Play Hard (feat. Ne-Yo & Akon) [New Edit]

Gettin'over You

Gettin'over You

Shot Me Down (feat. Skylar Grey)

Shot Me Down (feat. Skylar Grey)

Little Bad Girl (feat.Taio Cruz & Ludacris)

Little Bad Girl (feat.Taio Cruz & Ludacris)

Bang My Head (feat. Sia & Fetty Wap)

Bang My Head (feat. Sia & Fetty Wap)

Guetta Blaster (Version Export)

Guetta Blaster (Version Export)

Clubland Vol. 4

Clubland Vol. 4

Love Is Gone

Love Is Gone

Lovers on the Sun (feat. Sam Martin)

Lovers on the Sun (feat. Sam Martin)

When Love Takes Over (feat. Kelly Rowland) (Single Edition)

When Love Takes Over (feat. Kelly Rowland) (Single Edition)

One Love (Special Edition)

One Love (Special Edition)

Who's That Chick (feat.Rihanna ) [Single version] - Single

Who's That Chick (feat.Rihanna ) [Single version] - Single

One love (Deluxe version)

One love (Deluxe version)

Sexy Bitch (feat. Akon) - Single

Sexy Bitch (feat. Akon) - Single

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Dance Floor Hitz 2

Dance Floor Hitz 2

Where Them Girls At

Where Them Girls At

Dan Desnoyers Live At Pacha Club Egypt

Dan Desnoyers Live At Pacha Club Egypt

One More Love (Spotify Sampler)

One More Love (Spotify Sampler)

Play Hard

Play Hard

Nothing But The Beat (Deluxe Edition)

Nothing But The Beat (Deluxe Edition)

Little Bad Girl

Little Bad Girl

Bad (feat. Vassy [Radio Edit])

Bad (feat. Vassy [Radio Edit])

Titanium (feat. Sia) - Single

Titanium (feat. Sia) - Single

Gettin' Over You

Gettin' Over You