Guetta Blaster

~ Release group by David Guetta


Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Guetta Blaster CD 12 Virgin Music France 571 970-2 724357197021
Guetta Blaster CD 13 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 724386638328
Guetta Blaster CD 15 Gum Prod 724387521704
Guetta Blaster (unknown) 14
Guetta Blaster CD 13 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 724386638427
Guetta Blaster CD 13 Ultra Records (US electronic/dance label) UL 1509-2
Guetta Blaster CD 12 Virgin Music France, EMI Music France (1994–2013), Gum Prod 72435 719702 1 724357197021
Guetta Blaster Sampler Vinyl 3 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) LPVIRDJ214


associated singles/EPs: In Love With Myself
Stay by David Guetta feat. Chris Willis
The World Is Mine by David Guetta feat. JD Davis
included in: Original Album Series
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Wikidata: Q661124 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Guetta Blaster [info]
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2004 certainly seemed to be David Guetta's with "Just A Little More Love" and "Stay" almost permanent fixtures on daytime radio. The former such an international hit that Simon Le Bon personally approached the Frenchman to ply his remix skills to an upcoming Duran Duran single.

His second album, the cleverly named Blaster (as in Guetta Blaster) again finds him working with gospel-trained vocalist Chris Willis (of the band Nashville), and is similarly weighted more towards the mainstream than underground.

David and Joachim Garraud (the first album's co-producer) once more applying their collective skills to create songs modelled on pop classics of the eighties from the same mold as Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Dead Or Alive and New Order.

The upcoming 45, "The World Is Mine", built around a Simple Minds sample, reeks of New Orders' influential electronic textures and monotone verses. It's one of the few tracks not to feature Willis - sessioner J.D. Davis (lead singer of Sinema) providing the starker male lead on this electro-pop pastiche.

Dance music's current obsession with rocky guitar riffs dominate much on display here: "Open Your Eyes", which marks the return of the Stereo MC's, owes much to the Prodigy built on a stark break beat foundation and acid sequence which harks back to their classic "Connected" days. "Time" sounds uncannily like the bastard child of "Sweet Dreams" and Slash's handy guitar work was clearly the inspiration behind "Money". There's even a track called "ACDC" as if further proof were needed.

Guetta certainly seems to have grown up from the pop-dance that made his name, and in Blaster has successfully avoided the all too common pitfalls of the second album. However, whilst launching himself as a born again rocker he should be weary not to alienate the audience that feeds him.