Go-go music really makes us dance
Do the pony puts us in a trance
Do watusi just give us a chance
Thats when we fall in line
We got the beat
We got the beat
We got the beat
Yeah, we got it
- The Go-Go's
11/09/12 Santiago, Chile - Espacio Riesco
11/10/12 Argentina - Autodromo de Buenos Aires
Sia Furler was already in the music scene with Crisp, an acid jazz band before releasing her debut OnlySee album in 1997. ...
I got a review copy of superhot DJ/producer David Guetta's repackaged album, Nothing But The Beat 2.0. This is a new version of his previous 2011 album, Nothing But The Beat. The title comes from will.i.am's song, "Nothing Really Matters," with these lyrics, "Nothing really matters in the club, but the beat."
The new version contains all the original hits of the original as well as new songs featuring two Sia vocals on "She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)" and "Just One Last Time", Ne-Yo and Akon on "Play Hard", Taped Rai on "Just One Last Time", NERVO on "In My Head", and Tegan & Sara on "Every Chance We Get We Run."
I really love Sia (as you can tell from our previous articles), so I was pleased to see Guetta including more Sia on version 2.0. I wonder if it has to do with the fact that the his Sia collaboration on "Titanium," hitting the top three of Top 40 airplay has an influence in bringing more Sia tracks?
In any case, "She Wolf" is the perfect companion to "Titanium." Both songs features a typical power beat anthem at the appropriate moment in the song, which makes for a great workout powersong, although the former is slightly tamer in the beginning.
I do have some complaint about the album. I believe this is a digital-only release, and as far as I know it, there are no plans on releasing a CD version. I understand the limitation of the CD format and kids today aren't interested in compact discs. Things are going digital whether I like it or not.
The other thing I couldn't stand is autotune, which accounted for half the album, including Nicki Minaj's "Turn Me On" & "Where Them Girls At," Akon's "Play Hard" and "Crank It Up," "Sweat" remix, Jessie J's "Repeat," and Taio Cruz & Ludacris' "Little Bad Girl." Autotune is overused in the industry, it's driving me nuts. Obviously I'm the only one bothered by this, no one who loves pop music cares.
Most of these songs have guest vocalists, but like the title suggest, it's not about the vocals, it's all about the beats. Instrumentals like "The Alphabeat," "Lunar" and "Sunshine" are fine examples of music designed to get people moving on the dance floor. To me, the instrumentals are more superior to the actual vocal songs because the vocals (especially autotuned) distracts from the Guetta's beats.
David Guetta is one of the hottest superstar DJ in the world, constantly headlining major DJ festivals around the world. His latest release is Nothing But The Beat 2.0. If you haven't picked up the original, then obviously 2.0 is the superior album to get.
Nothing But The Beat 2.0 track listing:
01. Titanium Feat. Sia
02. Turn Me On Feat. Nicki Minaj
03. She Wolf (Falling to Pieces) Feat. Sia
04. Without You Feat. Usher
05. I Can Only Imagine Feat. Chris Brown & Lil Wayne
06. Play Hard Feat. Ne-Yo & Akon
07. Wild One 2 Feat. David Guetta, Nicky Romero, Sia
08. Just One Last Time Feat. Taped Rai
09. In My Head Feat. Nervo
10. Where Them Girls At Feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida
11. Little Bad Girl Feat. Taio Cruz & Ludacris
12. Sweat (David Guetta Remix)
13. Crank It Up Feat. Akon
14. I Just Wanna F Feat. Timbaland & Dev
15. Nothing Really Matters Feat. will.i.am
16. Repeat Feat. Jessie J
17. Night Of Your Life Feat. Jennifer Hudson
18. Every Chance We Get We Run feat.Tegan & Sara
19. Sunshine (Edit)
20. Lunar (Edit)
21. What The F***
22. Metropolis (Edit)
23. The Alphabeat (Edit)
I like their name, Beats Antique, it reminds me of folktronic, which is basically new (electronic) vs old (folk). I believe that's exactly what Beats Antique is trying to achieve with their band. ...
If you want to see gorgeous bell dancers, festival type crowds, and killer beats, you must check out Beats Antique.
Beats Antique is currently touring with Lynx and picks up a few other bands on various tour dates (full tour with openers below). Beats Antique is touring in support of their latest release Contraption Vol II , out on Antique Records. I'm pumped to jam to some trumpets and attempt to belly dance with the gorgeous Zoe Jakes.
US TOUR (Australia for November, and back in the states for a few more in December.)
Oct 18 The Lyric* Oxford, MS
Oct 19 Howlin' Wolf* New Orleans, LA
Oct 20 Soul Kitchen* Mobile, AL
Oct 24 George's Majestic* Fayetteville, AR
Oct 25 The Beaumont* Kansas City, MO
Oct 26 Bourbon Theatre* Lincoln, NE
Oct 27 Fillmore Denver Denver, CO
Oct 28 Belly Up* Aspen, CO
Oct 30 Turner Hall Ballroom* Milwaukee, WI
Oct 31 Park West Chicago, IL
* with Lynx
Little Mix are a British pop girl group that came out of the eight season of UK's The X Factor. They were recently featured in BEAT Magazine #5, featuring one of the hottest bands in the world, The xx, on its cover. You can pick up a copy for £2 at thebeatjuice.com.
They've also announced a dance competition in support of their new single, "DNA." The girls are asking for fans to create a dance routine to the song by uploading videos to their Youtube account.
Winners will get a private dance lessons from the girls' choreographer as well as getting a copy of the new album, DNA, and getting into one of these 2013 shows as a guest:
01/28/13 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
01/29/13 Edinburgh Playhouse
01/30/13 Newcastle City Hall
02/01/13 Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
02/02/13 Sheffield City Hall
02/03/13 Liverpool Echo Arena
02/05/13 Wolverhampton Civic Hall
02/06/13 Manchester O2 Apollo
02/08/13 York Barbican
02/09/13 Blackpool Opera House
02/11/13 Plymouth Pavilions
02/12/13 Oxford New Theatre
02/13/13 London Hammersmith Apollo
02/15/13 Brighton Centre
02/16/13 Bournemouth Int. Centre
02/18/13 Bristol Colston Hall
02/20/13 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
02/21/13 Ipswich Regent
02/23/13 Dublin Olympia Theatre
02/24/13 Belfast Waterfront