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Saturday, December 09, 2006

David Guetta - Parisian nightlife

live at TDK TIME WARP  2006David Guetta the pioneer of French house with Up & Way, a garage-style track with vocals by Robert Owens released in 1992 really made a name for himself in the mid-90s as one of the key catalysts of Parisian nightlife by promoting evenings at such renowned Paris hot spots as Folies Pigalle, Queen, Bataclan, Palace and Les Bains, where he invited DJ legends like Little Louie Vega, David Morales, DJ Pierre and Roger Sanchez to join him on the turntables. In 2001, however, he went back to his first love: making music.

DGU003Launched by the single Just A Little More Love, an electro-funk-house cocktail featuring Chris Willis of the band Nashville on vocals, David Guettas first album was released by Virgin in June 2002 and went on to sell 250,000 copies. This resounding success carried through in the albums second, even more devastating single, Love Don't Let Me Go, a track reminiscent of Moroders techno-disco style crossed with Depeche Modes new-wave sound.

DGU002Like fellow Frenchman Laurent Garnier, David started off his career in the gay clubs around Paris Les Halles district in the mid-80s, going on to make a name for himself in acid-house and hip-hop. His first album heralded the beginning of a new DJ career this time on a global level. Named after the parties he hosts on Ibiza, the fabled isle of techno, Davids F*** ME I'M FAMOUS: IBIZA DJ MIX, which featured his remix of David Bowies Heroes, went gold: no small feat for a compilation CD. For the last three years, David has been invited to mix throughout Europe on a regular basis and, more and more often, in the United States, Australia, Japan, Singapore and Israel as well. He is also resident DJ at The Cross in London, Barcelona s Discoteca and the Lausanne club Mad.

live at Mysteryland 2005Propelled by the rock guitars of the single Money, Davids second album, GUETTA BLASTER, is even gutsier. David and Joachim Garraud (the first albums co-composer and co-producer) applied themselves to creating real songs modeled on electro-pop classics of the 80s by such masters as Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Dead Or Alive and New Order, to name the most prominent influences. All the tracks on this second album are original compositions. The gospel sounds of Chris Willis and the stylings of guest vocalists JD Davis (lead singer of Sinema), James Perry (alias Jimmy Polo, renowned singer/producer on the Chicago scene) and Britains Stereo MCs give the tracks a unique luster, while the production skills of Guetta and Garraud lift the album to new and always spectacular heights.

Live at Sensation White 03–07–05

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