A fantastic record from vibist David Friedman – spare, hip, modern, and very moody! Friedman's playing vibes and marimba alongside David Samuels, who plays the same – and this twin-vibes approach sounds fantastic – especially as the record has no drums, just additional bass, plus flute by Hubert Laws – a very loose, open style that comes across with a completely unique sound! The approach is super-dope for any fan of laidback 70s vibes – and the tracks are never too free or way out, just gliding with this airy quality that's really wonderful – one of the best demonstrations of Friedman's great talents on record. Titles include "Truce", "Nyack", "Brite Piece", "Island", and "Saraband".
As an internationally respected artist/producer/remixer/DJ, DAVID GUETTA’s track record has been impeccable for nearly two decades. Now, in 2009, his career is reaching new peaks: “When Love Takes Over” featuring the lead vocal of multi-platinum pop-R&B songstress Kelly Rowland, took off as a world-wide smash, posting its first national #1 charting in the U.K.; he is also the track producer of Black Eyed Peas’ rousing new #1 single, “I Gotta Feeling,” in whose video clip he makes a cameo appearance…..
One Love is the title of the fourth studio album by French DJ, David Guetta. It was released onto the official iTunes store on 21 August 2009 and will be released on CD format on 24 August 2009 throughout Europe and 25 August 2009 in the United States. David Guetta stated on the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show that he has collaborated with Kelly Rowland, Akon, Ne-Yo, Estelle and Kid Cudi for the upcoming album. A double disc deluxe edition will also be released, the second disc contains extended/club mixes of album tracks plus 2 new tracks.
David Byrne took a spare, direct approach on his third song-based solo album, which lent his work an intimacy but did little to restore his commercial prospects, despite a first single, "Angels," that was a ringer for the Talking Heads song "Once in a Lifetime." In fact, the limited instrumentation and focus on Byrne's voice tended to create difficulties with his typically quirky lyrics – with the words in close-up, one wanted them to make some kind of sense…