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Calvin Harris Still The Highest Paid DJ In The World

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Perhaps Rita Ora should’ve thought twice before allegedly cheating on Calvin Harris. Not only does he create sick beats but dude is rolling in the dough.

The Scottish DJ is once again the highest paid DJ in the world, topping Forbes annual Top 10 list. His twelve month earnings have risen from $46 million last year to a whopping $66 million. Not too shabby for a man who used to bag groceries in Scotland just a few years ago.

“The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years. I happened to be in the right place at the right time.” – Calvin Harris

The publication included earnings from live shows, merchandise sales and endorsements, as well as recorded music sales and external business ventures as part of its tabulating process.

David Guetta equaled his $30 million in earnings from last year, but moved up to runner-up slot on the list. Zedd enters the Top 10 for the first time, catapulting all the way to the No. 7 slot. Not making the cut this time around are Armin Van Buuren, DJ Pauly D and Diplo. Check out this year’s Top 10 below.

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Who knew spinning tracks could be so lucrative? Just a few years ago Calvin Harris was bagging groceries in Scotland and now he’s the world’s highest paid DJ, earning $46 million in the past year. Not to mention getting to hang with the likes of Rihanna, Florence Welch and Ellie Goulding to name a few.

Harris leads an impressive list of musicians collecting six-figure nightly checks for performing at nightspots from Las Vegas to Ibiza and for other business ventures once reserved only for rock, rap and pop royalty. His string of eight Top 10 UK hits from his 18 Months LP probably didn’t hurt either. Harris takes over the top slot from Tiesto who ruled Forbes list last year. Check out the rest of the Top 12 below which includes a Jersey Shore alum.

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DJ Earworm Mashes Up Summer 2013′s Biggest Hits

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What’s your song of the summer so far? Is it Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky?” How about “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke? Perhaps it’s Pitbull and Christina Aguilera’s catchy dance anthem “Feel This Moment?” DJ Earworm definitely considers them as viable contenders for the 2013 summer crown. The musical genius has once again worked his magic and delivered another wicked mashup. Praise the dance gods he doesn’t just do a year-end one.

Along with the aforementioned tracks, DJ Earworm includes hit tracks from Demi Lovato, Rihanna, Icona Pop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Zedd, will.i.am and Justin Bieber to name a few. Props to my buddy Trevor Guthrie for getting a nod for his collaboration with Armin van Buuren in the mashup.

As much as I love DJ Earworm’s latest masterpiece, I feel he unfairly snubbed Selena Gomez’s “Come & Get It,” Mariah Carey’s “#Beautiful,” Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors,” and Miley Cyrus’ oddly addicting “We Can’t Stop.” I’ve definitely have all those songs on heavy rotation. Check out Earworm’s new mash below.

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It’s a long weekend up here in Canada so as we remember those who have served to protect our country, let’s fill our cup and toast to them. And what better way to celebrate than with Ludacris, Usher and David Guetta. Luda is preparing to release his new album, Ludaverse with this track serving as it’s official lead-off.

Titled, Rest of My Life, this trio have brought the party with Guetta’s signature dance floor antics with smooth melodies courtesy of Usher and some wicked verses from Luda himself. The song talks about making the most of your life which Ludacris makes very clear is alcohol, weed and money. I’m glad his priorities are in check.

The video showcases Ludacris and Usher performing infront of a backdrop of smoke on a highway while Guetta’s clip see him dancing on a platform in a room by himself with some club lighting. All this is intercut with clips of glaciers, crashing waves, a random basketballer and some people falling in love. While I’m sure the premise of the clip is to “live your life,” the video is a bit random. Thankfully, after a few drinks, the video doesn’t even matter and the song just makes you dance. Check it out below.

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It seems like the trend in music for 2012 is to re-release your album with new tracks to try and boost your album sales. Katy Perry did it, Nicki Minaj did it (and is about to do it again) as well as David Guetta who released Nothing But The Beat, 2.0 this summer. The new disc featured tracks from both his collaboration and electronic sides of the first version with a few added tracks. One of them is this little ditty featuring Akon and Ne-Yo which samples some classic Better Off Alone from Alice Deejay.

Right from the get-go, the iconic synth pattern kicks in with Ne-Yo singing, “said a hustlers work is never through. We making it cause we make it move. The only thing we know how to do. Work hard, play hard.” Then, Akon hits the track with his signature island, party boy vocals while the Guetta bass drums pulses the song forward. Give the track a listen below and tell us if you’ll add it to your gym playlist.

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Following the success of their smash hit “Titanium,” the talented David Guetta and Sia teamed up for an awesome new music video for their track, “She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)“. As in the “Titanium” video, neither of them are in this video, but the video is both captivating and a bit disturbing regardless.

The video starts off with a naked woman who then morphs into a wolf. The disturbing part is that the wolf is bleeding and injured, while being chased by hunters. Throughout the video, the predators end up getting killed by the beat and at the end, Shakira the She Wolf turns back into her naked self. I absolutely love this song and I think the video really complimented it well and it was beautifully shot. I’m glad there’s a happy ending.

Check out the video below. The track is from David Guetta’s Nothing But The Beat album. Enjoy!

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The new thing in music is to re-release your album. Whether it’s to debut new music or to up sales, it’s become quite the trend in the past few years. Look at Katy Perry her team. They practically wrote the book to help Katy reach some serious sales records. Now it’s DJ and producer David Guetta’s turn to take on the re-release. His last album “Nothing But The Beat” gave us some of the years hottest dance tracks and now, with the help of previous collaborator and haunting vocalist Sia, Guetta is bringing us a new track that has my head bobbing like crazy this afternoon.

Titled “She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)” and not to be confused with a She Wolf of a Shakira nature, the new pulse-pounding track from the French hitmaker is absolutely what you’d expect from Guetta. However, I can’t help but feel this track has more a pop edge than his previous track with Sia. The instrumental after the hook has lighter, less dark synth sound and the piano interludes are absolutely mesmerizing. Give a listen to the extended mix below and share your thoughts in the comments.

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David Guetta’s collaboration album “Nothing But The Beat” has proved to be a winner in the hit department. Month after month, Guetta has released singles from the album that make their way to the top of the charts all over the world. His latest release features Chris Brown and Lil Wayne in “I Can Only Imagine” and two days ago, Guetta dropped the video in support of the track.

The super effects driven clip directed by Colin Tilley is definitely eye catching and a concept I could only expect from Guetta. Guetta DJs away while Brown seems to transform from human to robot in a rotating and gravity defying set. Lil Wayne also seems to have some alien-like qualities in his featured moments. While the treatment doesn’t really portray the lyrics of the track, it’s visual is sure to keep you interested. Check out their new video and share your thoughts below.

Watch Guetta and the boys in his new music video after the jump.

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