Creamfields founder James Barton has said that the dance music scene wouldn’t exist in North America without David Guetta.
Speaking in front of an audience of industry luminaries at the IMS, Barton said, “David Guetta gets slammed so many times, [but] there wouldn’t be an American electronic scene without him”. Barton, who recently sold his Creamfields running business to Live Nation for £13.9 million, went on to say “He opened up America for all of these guys to follow. And now because he’s really successful, he gets a bit of stick. I think that’s wrong.” The comments echo sentiment recently expressed by David Guetta where he said staying underground would have killed dance music.
You can watch the video of Barton’s comments and a round up of Day One at IMS below. via MixMag
Five years after In Between, Grammy Award winning producer Paul van Dyk is back with Evolution. While the new album has received mixed reviews from critics, his first single The Ocean featuring Arty is warm, evocative, and memorable. This dream collaboration resulted in a beautiful track that is laced with emotionally driven vocals that pull on your heart strings. Critics have been quick to point out the irony in Evolution‘s title, noting the producer’s signature sound has hardly “evolved”. In an interview with the Vancouver Sun, he dismisses these allegations,
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