[photogallerylink id=118735 align=right][lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]David Guetta[/lastfm] is arguably the most popular EDM DJ right now. Turning his house music mixing skills into certified pop hits and club bangers with some of today’s most talented musicians, we now look to him as a pioneer of the new dance sound.
Most of the artists Guetta has worked with he’s known prior to their joint success working together. Like he knew [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Usher[/lastfm] long before “Without You” went Number 1. But for Young Money first lady, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm], whom Guetta worked with on “Where Dem Girls At?” and most recently the smash “Turn Me On,” that wasn’t quite the case.
The 40-year-old French mixer spoke on when he first started working with Nicki, noting that she wasn’t that well known but blew him away when he looked her up. “At the time I started to be interested in working with Nicki she was not that known [beyond us artists] in Europe and she was just starting in the U.S. But then I went on the Internet and I saw one of Nicki’s video and I was like, ‘Wow…’,” he told The Boombox.
After that moment, Guetta was more than motivated to get in contact with Minaj, which was difficult because he didn’t even know her like that. “I usually never call artists because I would rather have them call me if they want to work with me. But I changed that for Nicki because I really wanted to work with her,” he said.
And it’s no question why, their first song, with assistance with Flo Rida, “Where Dem Girls At” caused quite a stir on charts, debuting at No. 14 and selling more than 160,000 copies in the first week. So their next song together took Nicki in a new direction and that paid off as well.
I’m sure AMP is playing “Turn Me On” right now even!
“…Nicki is very well-rounded… She has many different talents,” David said of Nicki Minaj.
His album Nothing But The Beat is available now. Her album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is due Valentine’s day.
I wonder what their next song is going to sound like.
“Turn Me On” David Guetta & Nicki Minaj
- What do you think the next Guetta/Minaj collab will sound like? More dance or more hip hop? Comment below.
[Source: The Boombox]