Beat mas­ter is back

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Music - JONATHAN MO­RAN

SIA Furler’s star con­tin­ues to rise, thanks to the sup­port of French su­per­star DJ David Guetta ( pic­tured).

The Aus­tralian in­die pop star has landed a credit on Guetta’s forth­com­ing al­bum, Noth­ing But

the Beat, hav­ing writ­ten the lyrics and lent her vo­cals to his track

Ti­ta­nium.

While oth­ers spend years try­ing to crack the com­pet­i­tive US mar­ket, the Ade­laide ARIA Award-win­ning singer is a quiet achiever.

Furler has writ­ten tracks for Christina Aguil­era and ap­peared on the US re­al­ity show The Voice.

Guetta hand-picked Furler af­ter dis­cov­er­ing her mu­sic on­line.

Her track ap­pears on the al­bum along­side songs from some of the world’s big­gest artists, in­clud­ing Jen­nifer Hud­son, Tim­ba­land, Snoop Dogg, Akon, Taio Cruz, Kelly Row­lands, Nicki Mi­naj and Flo Rida.

‘‘ I was to­tally amazed by Sia,’’ Guetta says from Los An­ge­les.

‘‘ This has made me more cu­ri­ous to study her mu­sic more be­cause I was re­ally im­pressed.

‘‘ I have the big­gest peo­ple on the al­bum and she has a dif­fer­ent pro­file, more like an in­die kind of artist and it makes her song even more spe­cial. It makes it stand out, I think.’’

Guetta is a guar­an­teed hit­maker, with his new al­bum al­most cer­tain to sell mil­lions of copies world­wide.

A song writ­ten by Aus­tralian twins Mim and Liv Nervo, When

Love Takes Over sung by Kelly Row­land, pro­vided Guetta’s break­through to main­stream com­mer­cial ra­dio suc­cess in April 2009. The song was the first sin­gle from One Love, Guetta’s fourth stu­dio al­bum, which sold more than four mil­lion copies and fea­tured hit af­ter hit from artists in­clud­ing The Black Eyed Peas, Estelle, Akon, Kid Cudi and will. i. am.

‘‘ It’s al­most an ac­ci­dent,’’ he says. ‘‘ I was al­ways suc­cess­ful as a DJ, so I was al­ways happy, but to be hon­est I am not a pop mu­sic guy re­ally.’’

Guetta, 43, has been mak­ing mu­sic for more than 20 years. But it was only One Love that el­e­vated him to main­stream fame. One of the world’s most in-de­mand DJs, who makes sure he vis­its Aus­tralia ev­ery year, Guetta says he ap­pre­ci­ates the suc­cess more now than he would have if it had come ear­lier.

‘‘ I re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate ev­ery mo­ment of it,’’ he says.

‘‘ That this didn’t hap­pen to me when I was 18 is prob­a­bly a good thing.’’

The mar­ried fa­ther of two is de­ter­mined to keep life as nor­mal as pos­si­ble de­spite spend­ing much of the year criss-cross­ing the globe.

‘‘ When you are 20 and you have 20,000 peo­ple in front of you scream­ing your name like you’re God, it is very easy to go a lit­tle crazy,’’ he says.

‘‘ That won’t hap­pen to me. I am a very nor­mal guy.’’

Noth­ing But the Beat

To be re­leased Au­gust 26.

Lit­tle Bad fea­tur­ing Taio Cruz and Lu­dacris, is out now.

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