A look now at a few new releases, starting with France’s most international DJ David Guetta’s latest album. ‘Nothing But the Beat’ is a double CD featuring collaborations with some of the biggest names in music including Usher, Snoop Dogg and Jessie J.
Guetta’s music has long transcended the club scene and has brought electro to the forefront of mainstream pop.
The DJ said: “I come from a more underground background, but I always loved music and I wanted our music to be as big as hip-hop and pop and rock. And I created that crossover and I am really happy about it. I love it!”
Guetta has the undisputed magic touch for dance music and his latest offering looks set to become another global smash.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are back with a new guitarist and a new album. ‘I’m with You’ is the tenth studio album by the American rock band who took a five year break to find inspiration for their new record.
The video for their lead single ‘The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie’ comes from a recent rooftop concert they performed in Venice Beach.
Bassist Flea admits to an interesting way of choosing material: “We wrote about 70 songs, but the most important thing, it wasn’t even necessarily the best songs that are on the record, but it’s that each one occupies its own emotional space.
“So the single is really like one small colour of the album. And it doesn’t really define the album at all. It’s hard to have a song that’s representative of the whole album because they’re all so different feeling-wise.”
After a six year hiatus Baxter Dury has also released a new studio album. The son of Blockheads singer Ian Dury, Baxter’s first single ‘Claire’ was inspired by his father’s eventful life.
Baxter explained: “On this album I took a view that I would be really honest with the last 20 years of my life and I wrote about it quite candidly. I thought it was quite an inspirational source. It was quite a miserable source of information a lot of the time but it allowed me to write songs that had a theme to them.”
‘Happy Soup’ follows on from where his previous two albums left off. A solemn yet uplifting soundtrack that is certain to put a spring in your step for the autumn.