Hear Steve Aoki Energize David Guetta’s ‘Dangerous’ – Rolling Stone
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Hear Steve Aoki Energize David Guetta’s ‘Dangerous’

“I wanted to challenge myself a lot and move out of my comfort zone,” DJ says of the new single

David Guetta

David Guetta says he wanted to explore "more emotional" sounds on his next LP, 'Listen.'

Ellen Von Unwerth

David Guetta‘s next album, Listen, opens with the sound of a piano. Eventually, a drum kit provides the opening track, “Dangerous,” with a crisp beat, and the guitar and bass lock into a disco-funk groove; a few minutes later, a string section brings it all to a close. “I wanted to challenge myself a lot and move out of my comfort zone,” the DJ tells Rolling Stone, explaining the origin of this “more emotional” song and LP. “That’s why I started with ‘Dangerous’: It’s very electronic, kind of on the French-Dutch vibe, but it’s also using a classical music orchestra and acoustic sounds.”

Before releasing the song as a single, however, Guetta recruited a handful of other DJs to create edits more suitable for club play. “I made a remix myself and also had other producers remix it,” he says, “because its more about the tempo – it’s downtempo for the kind of music I play.”

Below, hear Steve Aoki‘s energized take, a four-and-a-half minute remix that kicks in right away, building up to a drop that occurs a minute and a half later. A marching band drum pattern replaces the closing strings.

Listen will be released November 24th on Atlantic/Parlophone and can be pre-ordered here.


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