Pierre David Guetta aka David Guetta, is a French house music producer and DJ. His father was a restaurateur of Moroccan Jewish descent, and his mother is of Belgian descent. He is married to socialite and night club manager Cathy Guetta and they have two children, Tim Elvis Eric and Angie.
Originally a DJ at nightclubs during the 1980s and 1990s, he co-founded Gum Productions and released his first album, Just a Little More Love, in 2002. Later, he released Guetta Blaster (2004) and Pop Life (2007). His 2009 album One Love included the hit singles "When Love Takes Over" (featuring Kelly Rowland), "Gettin' Over You" (featuring Chris Willis, Fergie & LMFAO) and "Sexy Bitch" (featuring Akon), the last becoming a top five hit in the United States and all three reaching #1 in the United Kingdom, as well as another internationally known single called "Memories" featuring Kid Cudi which became a top five hit in many countries.
There are few DJs in the world that create the reaction that David Guetta sparks. Whether it's 50,000 fans singing along to his hit records at the recent massive Stade De France stadium Unighted über-party, or dark rooms of clubbers locked in the groove nine hours into his set, Guetta gets passions flowing. That's because he uniquely and boldly treads a tightrope most DJs wouldn't dare to traverse: the line between being an underground DJ and having huge crossover success. That might not sound like two worlds that go together, but David flits between French prime-time TV appearances, deep sets at Space Miami and producing music that appeals to clubbers and also way beyond with apparent ease. That he won a World Music Award and was voted the best house DJ in the DJmag Top 100 in the same year is a credit to his ability to work in both of these seemingly disparate worlds.
With DJ sets at hundreds of the coolest clubs each year and record sales clocking in at more than three million singles and almost 2 million albums – half a million of which are for his latest artist long player ‘Pop Life' – it's clear that his own path is a fruitful one. A huge star in France for over a decade, David is following that success worldwide. In America for example all of ‘Pop Life's singles smashed into the Billboard Dance airplay top ten and Love Is Gone refused to leave the No.1 spot on iTunes Dance USA for three months - while the album went gold in multiple territories across Europe. Guetta is also the most requested artist for summer compilations on the whole of EMI. With around 50 million hits on YouTube (and climbing fast), David is as popular outside of nightclubs as he is in them. In fact, David's video's hold the Number 1 and No 3 spots in the most watched Electronica clips on Youtube – worldwide and of all time!
This summer has seen Guetta play to an incredible array of people, calling in at Love Parade, Bahia Carnival, Queensday, Techno Parade and Global Gathering. That adds up to around 4,500,000 dancers before you even count the club gigs or the Pacha Ibiza residency! It's such a buzz playing to big crowds, but he's never out of a club for too long. He wants to entertain as many people as possible – show everyone a great time – but never at the expense of being a DJ. Of all the parts of his renaissance life it's this that is key – he's a DJ first, everything else follows. One of his favourite gigs was during his phenomenal US tour. After playing three hours of his biggest and best at Crobar Miami he dived over to Space to go deep for another six hours.
David is one of the most impressive DJs in the house scene. Almost remixing records live, he makes loops, slams tracks together that you'd never think would go and uses vocals over other instrumentals. I bet we have a lot more to see from David in the future. His sets are so dynamic that at times it is difficult to see how he can keep the energy up. To put it simply, Guetta creates moments…
Lets enjoy him...