In 2011, David Guetta’s Nothing But The Beat soundtracked electronic music’s head-on collision with the mainstream and cemented itself as a landmark work that would ultimately prove to blur the lines between dance and pop thereafter. A decade later, the veteran French producer revisits his global hit “Titanium” featuring Sia with his future rave counterpart MORTEN, as the duo ramp up a powerful, exhilarating rework of the track.
The alternative take from Guetta and MORTEN has been extensively revised after its initial debut at EDC Mexico in 2020. Since then, the rework has become a centerpiece in Guetta’s United At Home fundraising series in Miami, New York, France, and Dubai. The celebratory new remix follows the the pair’s flip of Guetta’s July collaboration with MistaJam and John Newman “If You Really Love Me (How Will I Know)” as well as the return to his Jack Back alias. Speaking on the track’s commemorative remix, the 53 year-old DJ shared,
“The anniversary of my album ‘Nothing But The Beat’ is a milestone in my career. In part because of my single ‘Titanium.’ It’s probably my favorite all-time track I have ever created and the one I love playing live. Listening to seas of people singing so loudly together in unison at my shows around the world feels so surreal. I also love working with Sia so much. She is such an incredibly talented singer and songwriter with a phenomenally unique voice. It made me so happy over ten years ago when she accepted to keep her vocals on the track. I still feel it would not have been the same without her. We have always worked so well together and that’s why I find myself going back to her over and over to collaborate throughout the years. ‘Titanium’ transcends across the globe and touches so many lives. I am so proud of this track and truly believe that this song forever changed my career.”
Listen to David Guetta and MORTEN revamp ‘Titanium’ in honor of the original work’s 10-year anniversary.
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