Gotta Guetta DJ to bring club to US

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODVIBES -

ELEC­TRONIC dance mu­sic with heavy bass, un­known vo­cal­ists and mixed by club disc jock­eys reg­u­larly tops pop charts in Europe, but in Amer­ica such mu­sic has been an un­der­ground genre with lit­tle main­stream suc­cess.

While disc jock­eys such as Moby, Fat­boy Slim and Paul Oak­en­fold have had a string of main­stream hits in Bri­tain, their suc­cess as artists in the United States has been lim­ited to the dance chart, with rare ap­pear­ances in the Bill­board Hot 100 chart, which ranks the most pop­u­lar sin­gles of all gen­res.

But French DJ David Guetta pre­dicts that will change, say­ing US hip hop and pop stars fea­tured on his new al­bum, One Love, which was re­leased this week, so em­braced the genre that they could boost its main­stream ap­peal in the US.

”If all those big Amer­i­can acts are in­ter­ested in this kind of sound I think it means it’s go­ing to be re­ally big in Amer­ica in the next year,” said Guetta, who also helped pro­duce the Black Eyed Peas’ No 1 US hit I Gotta Feel­ing.

Guetta’s new al­bum fea­tures stars such as Kelly Row­land, will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, Akon and Ne-Yo and has al­ready pro­duced No 1 hit sin­gles in Bri­tain, Aus­tralia, France and other Euro­pean coun­tries, and two sin­gles that made it on to the Bill­board Hot 100.

“Guetta knows what he’s do­ing here. Bring Amer­ica to the club? Nah. He’ll bring the club to Amer­ica,” wrote Los An­ge­les mu­sic critic Mikael Wood. – Reuters

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