Wrapping up an impressive year, French DJ/producer David Guetta presents a furious blast from the past, as he reworks one of the early zeroes classics ‘Silver Screen (Shower Scene)’ by Felix Da Housecat and Kittin.
Originally, this 2001 tune marked the emerging electroclash sound, twenty years later the world’s #1 DJ honours this record with a tough, bass-heavy, 2021 house version.
In a year where David Guetta continued to create worldwide pop hits like ‘Remember’ (with Becky Hill) and the Grammy-nominated ‘Hero’ (together with Afrojack), brought the future rave sound he created with MORTEN to new heights, while still maintaining a close connection with his club roots through the Jack Back pseudonym – nothing seems ‘Impossible.’
And so, as the French mastermind was recently crowned DJ Mag’s #1 DJ once again, he continued to craft new sounds – whether for his mainstream audience, the festival crowds, or techno aficionados.
His new single alongside the eponymous Felix Da Housecat and Kittin brings this all together. ‘Silver Screen (Shower Scene)’ was a huge favorite in both the early festival and club scenes. The so-called electroclash genre was hitting its apex in the early zeroes, crossing over from the fancy club crowds to a worldwide audience, and this track could be argued as its zenith – featured on Felix da Housecat’s genre-defining electroclash album Kittenz And Thee Glitz.
Always respectful to house music’s classics, David Guetta stays close to the raw electro energy of the original. Kicking off with deep, pulsating bass, the record continues with Kittin’s characteristic vocals, cool and vicious. In the meantime, an old school house beat takes control, enforced by twisted bass sounds and wild drum fills, making this one of the grittiest tunes you’ve heard this year.
‘Silver Screen (Shower Scene)’ is electro house in its most essential guise; inspired by one of the genre’s trademark songs, now culminating in a raving new edit. David Guetta is on a roll, and together with Felix da Housecat and Kittin, he’s been able to reach yet another highpoint at the dawn of the year.
David’s remix is taking our song to another unexpected fresh & timeless dimension, but still bringing me back to the epic situations when we did it! – Kittin
‘It’s great 2 see this tune reworked by a great friend and OG’ like David. And after 20 years, clubs still rockin’ Silver Screen’—it can’t get bigger than David Guetta!’ -Felix Da Housecat
“It’s been really exciting to revisit this classic house record with Felix and Kittin and give it a fresh new spin for 2022! I wanted to work on it for years and I am really happy it is finally out. I feel ‘Silver Screen’ is an absolute classic, for all DJs and also for the dance culture in general. 20 years after its’ release and with the Smiley celebrating its 50th year anniversary, it was a perfect opportunity to have everyone to listen to it” – David Guetta