Saturday, April 09, 2011

"So Many Girls in Here, Where Do I Begin?"

Same loveable upbeat club sound, slightly new cast, same result. Matter of fact now that I think about it, it's been at least a few minutes since @davidguetta released a new #1 club hit. This time with a little autotune from @official_flo and a verse by the effervescent and audacious @nickiminaj, DG takes aim at American contemporary club and hits another bullseye.

This is probably a stupid supposition, but I wonder if people in Europe or more specifically France (where David calls home) enjoys the Americanized sound of his music now? The electro, techno sound has to translate and travel well overseas, but I'm wondering if they view him as all sell out since he went for the more lucrative overseas challenge of taking over and shaping American pop music.

Selfishly, I'm not too upset he came over and has helped fill the techno/house void that pop has been without for years. Can you think of ten American-made songs that you remember that have a techno beat and was gobbled up by contemporary radio? It's a challenge for me, so I'm gonna fall in line and keep subtly enjoying the hotness DG keeps putting out...that is until it's beaten into our brains and overplayed, then I will probably learn to hate it like I do most music that enter the final stages of a "popular" song's life cycle.

David Guetta feat Flo Rida Nicki Minaj - Where Dem Girls At


robertlemiro May 3, 2011 at 10:48 AM  

Being from Europe (actually French) and a fan of David for ages, i think i have your answer :

The guy has always been on top of the house/electro/club scene in France and in Europe, since the beginning of the twenty-first century. If you listen closely to his newest songs and to his previous albums, you'll hear a slight change; but not much.
The American artists he works with - i think - have changed their music way more than he did (The Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Rowland or lately Snoop Dogg or Rihanna).
People in France don't view him as sell out; we're happy a Frenchman finally makes it in America, as long as he keeps dropping hot songs with internationally known and recognized artists and doesn't forget where he comes from.

TK May 3, 2011 at 9:46 PM  

I appreciate the insight robertlemiro, it's great to hear from someone who has been a fan of DG for so long. I'm hoping more of his fans from Europe feel the same way about his music because he's literally shaping what we now call "pop" music in the US. Even better, he's doing it by collaborating with artists from more than one genre of music, which is a breath of fresh air. Hopefully other artists/producers from Europe like Crookers, Afrojack, Tiesto, etc follow in DG's tracks and continue the current trend of great dance music in the US.

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