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Pitbull featuring Shakira 'Get It Started' Produced by Sidney Samson [Review]


Riding high on the success of 2011's "Planet Pit," Pitbull is not showing any signs of slowing down. In fact, he's only just getting started and his triumphant new single "Get It Started" is solid proof of that. Featuring none other than Shakira, it's a massive global pop romp that delivers an empowering message about going big, going worldwide and never giving up because you "don't start what you can't finish."

Rising Dutch DJ/producer Sidney Samson adds some of his signature spit and shine to "Get It Started" by combining pop-heavy hooks with saucy club sounds that is right on the pulse of what's hot and happening in pop music right now. Together with co-producers DJ Buddha, Marc Kinchen and Develop, Samson expertly wraps Pitbull's punchy rhymes and Shakira's melancholic delivery in a potent arrangement of rip-roaring riffs and soaring synth chords that has global superhit written all over it.

Samson's production of "Get It Started" is another accomplished achievement in his ongoing series of high-profile production work that also includes his recent work for Far East Movement, Flo Rida and Akon. And just like Pitbull, Samson is only just getting started with a few other major projects in the pipeline that should be unleashed very soon. Samson is currently on tour together with LMFAO, Far East Movement, Matthew Koma and fellow Hollander Eva Simons.

"Get It Started" is the first single from Pitbull's highly anticipated "Global Warming" studio album, due out this fall on RCA/Mr 305/Polo Grounds Records. It will be the follow-up to Pitbull's critically-acclaimed 2011 release "Planet Pit," which sold over 1.3 albums and 18 million singles worldwide. The album includes the worldwide #1 smash "Give Me Everything," as well as "Rain Over Me" featuring Marc Anthony "plus T-Pain feature "Hey Baby."

The International superstar will keep the party going this summer as Pitbull embarks on the U.S. leg of his Planet Pit World Tour. The tour, which has been through Mexico, Canada and Europe, kicks off July 26th in Chicago at the Charter One Pavilion with dates confirmed through August 12th at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco before bringing the party to Japan and Aust. (Pitbull featuring Shakira "Get It Started" is available for download on iTunes now.)

June 29, 2012 | Permalink