Love him or hate him, but you would struggle to escape the wrath that is pop-savvy Dance veteran David Guetta these days. Off the heels of his ongoing plight to unite popular music and dance floors across the globe, the French superstar is joined by Alesso, Daddy’s Groove, Nervo, Tegan & Sara and Taped Rai for strong additions to the re-release of his ‘Nothing But The Beat’ album.
Carrying the strong Progressive hallmarks and deep melodic undertones that Alesso become a beacon to, the headline spot of ‘Nothing But The Beat 2.0′ sees Guetta joined by the Swedish melody maker and Canadian Indie Pop outfit Tegan & Sara for yet another memorable vocal track for 2012 in ‘Every Chance We Get We Run’.
In the same blissful vein, Guetta summons in Italy trio Daddy’s Groove and sisterly duo Nervo for an emotive union of strong guitar riffs and the Aussie sisters’ infectious vocal stylings. With the familiar rigid pop sensibilities that have continued to characterise Guetta’s hotly discussed ascent, ‘In My Head’ leaves just enough room for Taped Rai’s heartrending voice to drive home the album’s most beatific track in ‘Just One Last Time’. But straying reassuringly far from his more sugary stylings, Guetta plunges deep into the heavyset realms of Dance music for the final new addition to ‘Nothing But The Beat 2.0′, rounding off the package with an instrumental concoction of piercing keys and churning low-end.
While Guetta’s leaning towards the more mainstream shores of Dance music may be the industry’s worst kept secret of late, this fine collection of artists prove that a book cannot be judged by its cover in times of universal hysteria for modern Dance music.