Tuesday, 30 April 2013

David Guetta: Play Hard

Another song from David Guetta's Nothing but the Beat collection released as a single, this time it's the track Play Hard from the Nothing but the Beat Ultimate Edition that emerged at the end of last year.

The track first appeared on the Nothing but the Beat 2.0 that came out in 2012 and features Ne-Yo and Akon.

The song heavily samples the track better Off Alone, originally a number two UK hit (and number 6 in France) for Dutch dance act Alice DJ in 1998.

It's the ninth single from the Nothing But the Beat collection, and reached the top 30 in the UK and number seven in France.

Guetta's Nothing but the Beat album's seen more singles released than most artists release in their entire careers.

While the video's not been popular with the Mexican audience, apparently offending some with its use of stereotypes, I reckon its a more affectionate portrayal of some of the more visually bizarre aspects of Mexican culture.

The boots with the comically long toes are apparently a genuine trend in Mexico, originating in the town of Matehuala in northeastern Mexico, where young men wear the distinctive footwear and compete with each other in dance competitions.

Apparently they emerged after a Mexican man, known only as Cesar of Huizache, had a pair made for him by a shoemaker, and the craze grew from there.

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