David Guetta never fakes it when performing live
French EDM legend David Guetta never fakes it when performing live and is always focused on putting on a show that flows and excites the crowd.
David Guetta never fakes it when performing live.
The ‘Titanium’ hitmaker has refuted allegations from acts like Deadmau5 that “every DJ” is spinning a “pre-recorded set” because he thinks the highlight of his job is “reading the crowd and connecting to them”.
The 56-year-old DJ told the Daily Star’s Wired Column: “I was looking online at Deadmau5 who was saying every DJ, including me, is playing a pre-recorded set.
“I won’t speak for other people, but I’ve never done that. You often see comments from people that I do this, but it’s not true. I love DJ-ing, and DJ-ing is about reading the crowd and connecting to them."
David admitted that sometimes you can “pre-prare mash-ups or edits” but finds the curation process is a huge part of any show.
He added: "I can prepare mash-ups or edits ahead of time that would sound but better than if I did it live, but for me programming and selecting records according to the crowd is 70 per cent of the job.”
The French EDM star - who has son Tim, 19, and daughter Angie, 16, with his ex-wife Cathy Lobe - had always wrestled with the idea of focusing on the music he will play or the spectacle he provides and it was seeing electro duo Daft Punk live that inspired him to up his visuals.
He said: “I would go to see a show like Daft Punk’s Pyramid show and I was like, ‘This is amazing. Should I sacrifice being a DJ to have such an amazing show?
“I always refused to do it, and I was very frustrated, but now I get to have the best of both worlds, which is to really DJ and to have to a perfect show simultaneously.”