After hitting the #1 spot at Beatport for an unprecedented third time already this year with last club track ‘Bad’, David Guetta is back, this time in collaborative mood, with aussie DJ / Producer Kaz James. ‘Rock House’ smash ‘Blast Off’ was written at 30,000 feet during a flight between gigs whilst the pair were touring together on Guetta’s recent Asia run. It blends Guetta’s huge, electro house rhythms with classic guitar riffs amidst a series of Kaz’s melodies and euphoric crescendos. Set for release on June 9th, it feels tailor-made for the dance floor and looks sure to be at the front of the major players record boxes this summer.
Following the release of new collaborative single ‘Blast Off’, David Guetta & Kaz James have unveiled an exclusive lyric video to accompany the track. Presented in an innovative cartoon strip format akin to Guetta’s previous, Beatport chart-topping club releases ‘Shot Me Down’ and ‘Bad’, it provides a visually engaging, conceptual twist on the single itself. Based around the vivid imagination of an aspiring cartoon guitarist, the video tells the story of his preparations for a live show and the subsequent emotions that come with performing. Quirky, colourful and uniquely pieced together, it references classic films like‘Godzilla’ and ‘King Kong’ in depicting an unlikely bond between guitarist and an all-conquering cartoon giant, as she rampages through a fictional city. Complimenting the high-energy, raucous nature of ‘Blast Off’, the video certainly serves as a great addition to the single and will be sure to prove a big hit with fans.
Galvanized by a rugged, 8-bar vocal that implores ravers to ‘put them hands up higher’, the track builds with heavy guitar riffs before exploding into life with a thumping lead bass line and twisted, strung-out synth interjects. Delivering the sort of club pressure that Guetta’s and James’s fans alike are guaranteed to love, expect ‘Blast Off’ to make serious waves on dance floors across the world.
To coincide with it’s release, David Guetta has also announced he is to kick off his ‘FMIF’ residency at Pacha Ibiza on Thursday, 29th May, ahead of taking in a bustling summer schedule. To be joined by Daddy’s Groove & Showtek, it follows hot off the back of an epic tour schedule that saw Guetta play a sold-out Spring residency at XS in Las Vegas, as well further sell out shows in Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington DC and New Orleans. He also embarked on a short Canadian tour and even found the time to play at Mexico’s largest dance music festival, Electric Planet in March.