Since his name-making production on the Black Eyed Peas¡® ¡°I Gotta Feeling,¡± French house-music titan David Guetta has become a go-to guy for pop stars looking to navigate the increasingly techno-fied Top 40. Artists from 50 Cent to Rihanna have rung his studio bell. But Guetta always seemed hungry to be more than just a name on other people¡¯s records: In the video for his current hit ¡°Where Them Girls At,¡± he DJs on an L.A. rooftop, turning pedestrians into party people ¨C it¡¯s like an E¡¯ed-up version of U2¡®s ¡°Where the Streets Have No Name.¡±

If Guetta¡¯s fifth album doesn¡¯t convince you that he¡¯s the Bono of the four-on-the-floor beat, it does show how good he is at making Eurohouse¡¯s thumping trounce and jet-engine synth whoosh feel like natural elements in the hip-hop, R&B and even rock continuum. The best tracks here work a sure-fire formula: Rapper lubricates the throbbing verse, R&B star pretties up the sweeping ballad-big chorus. On ¡°Little Bad Girl,¡± Ludacris swaggers while Taio Cruz croons about a sexy club rat. Elsewhere, Usher gets lonely over Coldplay-style guitar (¡°Without U¡±), and Nicki Minaj demolishes the club (¡°All the girls in the back of me/This ain¡¯t football, why the fuck they wanna tackle me,¡± she raps on ¡°Where Them Girls At¡±). The epic moment is ¡°Nothing Really Matters,¡± featuring; it¡¯s the album¡¯s gushiest melody, turning an ode to partying your problems away into a call to escapist togetherness. Guetta and jell so well because they share a vision: dance floor cheese as the glue of humanity.

The early rumours are that David Guetta will be headlining the Creamfields festival in Australia in April 2012.

Tracklist: David Guetta ¨C ¡°Nothing But the Beat¡±

Disc 1
1. Where Them Girls At f/ Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida
2. Little Bad Girl f/ Taio Cruz & Ludacris
3. Turn Me On f/ Nicki Minaj
4. Sweat (Snoop Dogg vs. David Guetta)
5. Without U f/ Usher
6. Nothing Really Matters f/
7. I Can Only Imagine f/ Chris Brown & Lil Wayne
8. Crank It Up f/ Akon
9. I Just Wanna Fuck f/Timbaland & Dev
10. Night Of Your Life f/Jennifer Hudson
11. Repeat f/ Jessie J
12. Titanium f/ Sia

Disc 2
1. The Alphabet
2. Lunar (David Guetta & Afrojack)
3. Sunshine (David Guetta & Avicii)
4. Little Bad Girl (Instrumental Version)
5. Metro Music
6. Toy Story
7. The Future
8. Dreams
9. Paris
10. Glasgow