Why California Gurls and TiK ToK sound similar.

When I first heard California Gurls, I noticed the 8bit synth and simple electro pop kick snare pattern. It immediately reminded me of TiK Tok. So after looking up the producers, it turns out the both Ke$ha and Katie Perry hired Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco. These two have also produced some other notable smash singles for Katie Perry “I Kissed a Girl”, Britney Spears “Circus”, and Ke$ha “Blah Blah Blah.

California Gurls

TiK ToK

Expect to hear more of these electro pop producers soon. They’re topping the charts on billboard.com.