Pioneering French DJ/producer Joachim Garraud has played an instrumental role in bringing European dance music to the top of the global pop charts through his work with David Guetta on many of his productions. Hit tracks like "Love Is Gone" and "World Is Mine" helped define Guetta's signature sound and ultimately laid the foundation for his take-over of America a couple of years later. But there's more. Garraud was also a driving force behind tracks like "Love At First Sight," "Come Into My World" (Kylie Minogue), "Crush (1980 Me)" (Darren Hayes), "Feelings Gone" (Basement Jaxx) and many other memorable dance-pop hits.
Following his early chart success, Garraud has continued working on his own artist material while serving up remixes for other people. He recently embarked on a brand-new adventure with Space Invader Music, his own music label that will serve as an exciting new platform for him to launch new music and develop new artists. One of the first tracks to be released on Space Invader is Garraud's reunion with JD Davis on "Can't Stop Love." The two earlier worked together on "The World Is Mine" that is included on David Guetta's 2004 "Guetta Blaster."
Gaurraud tells me he was thrilled to work with JD Davis again when the opportunity presented itself. "This is an exciting adventure to work again together after the success we had with "The World Is Mine,'" he says. "JD is a great singer but also has an amazing stage/performance presence. We've been friends for a long time and being back in the studio together was a lot of fun."
The new "Can't Stop Love" is a signature Garraud tune with his smooth, uplifting pop melody and hard-driving dancefloor qualities. "The song comes with the idea of merging a great voice singing a love chorus with a hard electro drop," Garraud tells me. "I love the contrast between these two universes."
Garraud pioneered the French dance-pop scene and paved the way for many others to follow, and his recent move to Los Angeles has provided a new creative spark to continue his work in exciting new directions. "Working everyday in my recording studio here at Paramount Recording Studios in Hollywood is like a dream," he smiles. "There is so much talent around me, it's crazy how the standards are so high. On the top of that, having a sunny day everyday of your life makes you writing and producing some happy songs like 'Can't Stop Love.''
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