Gotta Guetta DJ to bring club to US
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