David Guetta Links Up With Mason And Princess Superstar For Fresh Take On ‘Perfect (Exceeder)’

Global Resurgence Sparks New Interest in the 2007 Dance Classic

February 9, 2024 – Amidst a renewed surge in global popularity since featuring in the soundtrack of cult hit movie Saltburn, 'Perfect (Exceeder)’ by Mason and Princess Superstar has landed in the talented hands of internationally acclaimed DJ and producer David Guetta, who has reimagined the dance classic in his signature style.

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Having soared to a top 10 position in Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and re-entered the Official UK Top 40 Charts in 2024, ‘Perfect (Exceeder)’ enters the next phase of its lifecycle under the guidance of Amsterdam-, New York- and London-based dance label, Armada Music.

Voted DJ Mag's number one DJ in the world, Grammy-winning producer David Guetta showcases his unmistakable signature style in this rendition of Mason and Princess Superstar's 'Perfect (Exceeder)'. With a pulsating bassline, high-impact kicks and resonant snare hits, Guetta's progressive-meets-electro-house interpretation moves the timeless classic into a fresh, dynamic dimension.

"Mason and Princess Superstar created something so special with the original; there is no surprise that it is gaining such momentum all over again,” said David Guetta. “The track is a true timeless classic and I’m so excited to now be a part of it!”

"David Guetta is a powerhouse, and I am so honored and excited that he chose to contribute in his inimitable way to the track. The revamped version is undeniably epic!" added Princess Superstar.

Mason said, “David built up such a legendary catalogue, steering the course of dance music for decades. It goes without saying it's a massive honor for the track to be reworked by a star of his magnitude.”

Released in 2007, ‘Perfect (Exceeder)’ is a mashup of Dutch DJ and producer Mason’s instrumental dance track ‘Exceeder’ and Princess Superstar’s 2005 electro-pop single ‘Perfect’. In 2023, the track was featured in the Emerald Fennell-directed psychological black comedy film Saltburn, prompting a surge in social media virality leading to in excess of 50 million views across creations to date, and global popularity that led to the track entering the Official UK Top 40 Charts and Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. Testament to its global appeal, the track placed in Spotify’s Viral 50 in more than 46 countries including reaching #16 in the Global Viral 50, and elsewhere featured in the Global Top 50 in the UK and Ireland.

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About David Guetta:

DJ. Producer. Artist. David Guetta is a musical trailblazer and an international icon. Currently the #4 most streamed artist on Spotify globally and with 2x Grammys awards, 13x Grammy nominations, 7x UK number 1 singles, over 40 billion global streams, 50 million records sold worldwide, and over 70 million monthly Spotify listeners to his name, he has been voted the world’s best DJ in the DJ Mag ‘Top 100’ four times and won the accolade for best electronic artist at the MTV Europe Music Awards. He achieved two Grammy nominations, topped #1 on this year’s DJ Mag Top 100, won ‘Best Electronic Act’ at the 2023 MTV EMAs, two awards at the LOS40 Music Awards, two awards at MTV EMA’s, the ‘Dance Act of the Year’ award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards and ‘DJ of the Year’ award at the NRJ Music Awards, and was additionally named #1 Producer by 1001Tracklists, as well as this year he won ‘Producer of the Year’ award by the BRITs in recognition of his production successes.

The French producer mastermind has collaborated with some of the world’s biggest stars including SIA, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, J Balvin, Becky Hill, RAYE and many more.

Guetta stormed into 2023 with his new dance smash ‘Baby Don’t Hurt Me’, with the two pop megastars Anne-Marie and Coi Leray. It arrived as the hotly anticipated follow-up to Spotify global #1 and streaming monster, ‘I’m Good (Blue)’. The track earned Guetta his eleventh Grammy nomination, receiving a nod for ‘Best Dance/Electronic Recording’, has garnered 1.8 billion global streams and simultaneously hit #1 at the US Top 40 & US Dance Radio charts. After a year of smash hits, it was only right for Guetta to see out 2023 with two final huge singles: ‘Big FU’ with Afropop sensation Ayra Starr and Chicago rap star Lil Durk, and follow-up pop single ‘When We Were Young’, an inspired new take on Supertramp’s ‘The Logical Song’  with pop megastar Kim Petras.

Elsewhere he has provided remixes for some of the world’s biggest stars including pop royalty Sam Smith & Kim Petras, Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion and Kodak Black. He also recently delivered a dancefloor-ready remix for BTS star Jungkook’s new hit ‘Seven’ featuring Latto.

A master creative across genres, Guetta has also gone from strength to strength with his underground-focused Future Rave project alongside Morten, and he is additionally working on new music for his underground alias Jack Back. 

His renowned live show experience has extended this year to headlining the main stage at Ultra Miami Festival in March, as well as his two Ibiza residencies: Hï Ibiza with Future Rave and Ushuaïa Ibiza with legendary party F*** Me I’m Famous!. He also continued with his residency at Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas and many of the world’s biggest events and festivals. Guetta also closes out the huge year with a December tour across Asia, Middle East, followed by a South America tour until the start of 2024.

While maintaining an epic level of quality for his live streams during the pandemic and lockdown, he hosted his iconic United At Home series, a number of unforgettable concerts from Paris’ Louvre Museum, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Icon Brickell in Miami, and atop the Rockefeller Center, raising $2 million in donations for numerous charities. 

As he continues to dominate the global charts and play some of the most exciting sets of his career, all while expanding his creative vision, exploring new sounds and evolving as an artist, David Guetta demonstrates time and time again why he is the most cherished electronic artist of our generation.

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About Mason: 

Giving one big finger to trends, genres and mediocrity has been Mason’s mantra for over twenty years. His studio creations and energy behind the decks are a direct reflection of this personality. Equal parts groove, melody and eccentricity the Dutchman avoids jumping on electronic music bandwagons at all costs. “I could make club music fodder all day, but that would just bore me shitless. I like to challenge myself and my audience a bit more than that!” says Mason on his production ethos. 

There aren’t too many producers out there capable of making credible underground bangers and radio-friendly hits simultaneously, but Mason is surely one of them. With a palette borrowed from formative years immersed in hip-hop, house, electro, funk and disco there are no rules to his musical alchemy. It’s all about having fun and avoiding the usual clichés of the scene. 

Born Iason Chronis, entertainment is in this boy’s blood. All his family ply their trade in the arts, with an actress mother, a sculptor father and a sister on stage, film and TV. It was inevitable that the young Iason would also choose a similar creative path entertaining people somehow. After singing in a famous kids TV series in The Netherlands at the age of seven - think Sesame Street without the puppets - the boy grew up hanging out in big recording studios. Fascinated by the huge desks and banks of gear his love affair with music and its technology began. 

By the mid-nineties, the young Mason had started to DJ, albeit from humble beginnings. He’s proud of an early residence in a seedy Amsterdam dive where off-duty hookers and various freaks gathered to dance in the early hours. It certainly gave the rookie DJ a chance to hone his skills in front of a very tough crowd. Fast-forward a few decades and the unassuming Dutch producer/DJ is fulfilling his ambitions by creating music and playing clubs and festivals in over 50 countries and counting... 

Given the Dutch trait for not shouting about one’s achievements too loudly, we’ll try and keep things low key here even though there’s a lot to tell. You may know Mason from his breakout single back in 2007 (‘Exceeder’), yet he would be the first to tell you that things have moved on a hell of a lot since those times. The boy has released three fully-fledged artist albums featuring a plethora of guest artists. He’s so far managed to persuade the likes of Roisin Murphy, Shingai Shoniwa (The Noisettes), Aqualung, Rouge Mary (Hercules & Love Affair) and Jocelyn Brown to join him. Even hip-hop royalty the like of Daryl “DMC” McDaniels, Kurtis Blow, Bam of The Jungle Brothers and Sway have found themselves on Mason records. More recent partners in crime include Stefflon Don, Alex Clare and The Manor. 

Then there’s his own label, Animal Language; a musical menagerie for Mason’s weird and wonderful creations. This is usually music that is just too damn strange and obnoxious for most labels out there. It has featured ‘Refurbs’, the ‘Nite Rite’ series and scores of knarly tunes from a host of producer mates. The Animal Language boys tend to celebrate by throwing weird and wonderful guerilla raves in strange spaces. They are drunken guided tours hosted in unfashionable bars, empty stores and even buses. The so-called ‘Animal Language Raves’ have become legend on the word-of-mouth party scene in Amsterdam. They are very messy affairs. 

To say this boy is prolific is a bit of an understatement. There have been scores of singles released since that one tune dropped over a decade ago. There have been several Beatport number 1’s, BBC Radio playlists and “Hottest Record in The World”. His music has been the sound bed in recent campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Google, Dior and Hyundai as well as finding itself into Hollywood movies and Netflix serials. There’s been no slacking in the studio Iason refers to as ‘the cave’. The guy is a self-confessed workaholic who thrives on the graft of creating. 

This year sees Mason release his fourth artist album ‘Chroma Panorama’ with an array of amazing contributors and eclectic sounds. The recruiting includes Dragonette, Jack Garratt and vocalists from Gorillaz, Zero 7 and Girl Ray. The long player covers a lot of musical ground, being more suited to kicking back and listening rather than raving to. 

There is also live act Mason & The Masonettes. Having recruited a talented trio of female vocalists, the Masonettes, are an all singing, all dancing, vocal trio that join Mason’s DJ sets. As he spins his funky, chunky blend of house this refined ensemble provide close harmony vocals, synchronised dance moves and a whole lot of sass. The Masonettes have already joined for a few shows on home turf including a slot in front of thousands at Amsterdam Pride and at the legendary Paradiso. Their single ‘Are You Ready’ even became a national radio playlisted hit in Holland. 

In what is becoming a very trend driven, genre-specific world Mason constantly strives against the norm by creating music on his own terms. He pays no heed to what this month’s current media darlings are dropping nor does he wear a baseball cap or have full sleeve tattoos either. What Mason does have is a unique vibe and ‘fuck you!’ attitude to making music that is both infectious and refreshing in equal measure.

www.musicofmason.com, www.instagram.com/musicofmason, www.facebook.com/musicofmason 

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About Princess Superstar:

With two top 20’s under her belt including “Bad Babysitter” and “Perfect Exceeder” (#3 on the UK charts in 2006 and now in the top 40after 17 years!), Princess has recorded 7 astonishing albums and has had numerous collaborations with musicians and producers such as Armand Van Helden, Moby, Kool Keith, Prince Paul of De La Soul, Chilly Gonzales, DJ Hell, The Prodigy, Arthur Baker (“Planet Rock” with Afrika Baambata and “Blue Monday” with New Order), Stuart Price (Madonna), and more. Her dance smash with Larry Tee “Licky” was featured in two #1 movies; the Judd Apatow film “Get Him to the Greek” and “Hall Pass.” She was featured rhyming on Grandmaster Flash’s album which also featured Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, and other hip-hop legends. She was even also an early producer/mentor of the #1 artist Lana Del Rey. Her release “I’m a Firecracker” featured producers like the Rural, who have produced the Gorillaz and Beyonce; Nyceboy, smash producer of JLo/Fat Joe; Shawn Lee of the Ping Pong Orchestra; plus Princess’ own inimitable production.

Princess Superstar has had synch placements in TV shows such as Orange is the New Black, Ugly Betty, Sex and the City, CSI, CSI Miami, Six Feet Under, and the internationally televised Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Her songs have been featured in movies like Bruno, Get Him to the Greek, Hall Pass, and Goal! Commercials for Christian Dior, Payless, JC Penny, and Easy Spirit have also used her tracks. Princess has collaborated with famed comedian Margaret Cho; and she was also featured on Inside Amy Schumer Season 4, rapping on a hilarious skit called “Beautiful.”

Brand endorsements have included Nike UK, Red Bull, Ben Sherman, DKNY 's Flagship store in NYC, Adidas store in NYC/Berlin, Miss Sixty in NYC, Tommy Hilfiger UK, and the Versace Runway Show in Italy.

Princess Superstar has been an active touring artist, playing in more than 20 countries to hundreds of thousands, and she has headlined festivals around the world from Coachella to Fuji in Japan. She demonstrates a broad spectrum of skills from being a live performer with a full band and stage show to also being a sought-after DJ who brings the PARTY!!!

About Armada Music

Armada Music is the biggest independent dance music label in the world. Founded by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron (CEO) and David Lewis, the label manages an ever-growing catalog of over 40,000 tracks, built up across twenty-plus years of specialized dance music exploitation.

Representing artists such as Armin van Buuren, ARTY, D.O.D, Eelke Kleijn, Jan Blomqvist, Loud Luxury, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tensnake, THEMBA and Yulia Niko, Armada Music amasses more than one billion streams per month, airplay on leading radio outlets such as BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM, and top positions in the world’s most notable charts. The label also takes great pride in major achievements such as Armin van Buuren’s GRAMMY nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’, Loud Luxury and Brando’s ‘Body’ surpassing one billion streams on Spotify and breaking artists such as Lost Frequencies into global stardom.

Across offices in Amsterdam (HQ), New York, London and Laren (NL), Armada Music offers a truly global appeal to its growing roster. The label has its own club, radio studio and multiple production studios, and hosts various live formats. Producer platform Armada University, which offers educational products and opportunities, shows the label’s sustained effort to nurture the next wave of talent.

In 2023, Armada Music launched BEAT Music Fund, the world’s first dance music investment company, that acquires catalogs with the mission of honoring, representing and reinvigorating them. BEAT’s portfolio will continue to grow; in the first six months following its launch, BEAT acquired the catalogs of, among others, electronic music star ARTY, house and techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, legendary NYC-based house label King Street Sounds and chart-topping producers Chocolate Puma.

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