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Questions Top100 DJs 2007 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:27

Best known for: 
Big vocal electronic tracks.
Tune of the year: 
Love is Gone' has been my biggest record. I've been playing 'Heater' by Samim all summer too.
Producer of 2007: 
Axwell and Dave Spoon.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2007: 
Joachim Garraud
Your musical inspiration: 
Twenty years of playing records to people.
Best festival on the planet: 
Creamfields, Argentina
Best bit of kit: 
To DJ, the Pionneer 800 is just about perfect. As a producer, Ableton Live has changed my life.
What tune makes you cry: 
Raw talent in music can really make me cry. It happens with a few tracks - and it's usually a simple chord, melody or strings (like Craig Armstrong for Massive Attack).
Naughtiest thing you've done this year: 
It's nice to be naughty, but why is it so naughty to be nice?

Despite spinning from the age of 17 in various Parisian venues and now onto his third artist album, this was nevertheless the year that David Guetta really became a household name in house music.
'Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away)', his mash-up single with The Egg, propelled him into the mainstream, proving a worldwide hit and taking up residence in the UK's Top 20 for more than two months.

Guetta's come a long way since cutting his DJ teeth playing at the Broad club in Paris, going on to play an eclectic mixture of house, hip-hop and garage at the city's Le Centrale, Le Boy and Folies Pigalle venues throughout the '90s.
Despite being a fixture on the French scene, David recalls his first season in Ibiza was hard work. Clubbers - especially the British ones - were openly derisory of line-ups full of then unknown Gallic DJ names.
But as the likes of Cassius, Daft Punk and Air became the most in-demand names in dance music, so his Fuck Me, I'm Famous night became one of the island's top destinations. Ironic, considering the night was so named as a joke at the expense of Guetta's obscurity, going on to become one of the best known in the business.
Naturally, Fuck Me, I'm Famous has lived up to its name since by boasting Kate Moss, P Diddy and Penelope Cruz among its clientele, spawning three triple gold selling mix CDs in the process. This year, as well as providing one of the highlights of the Miami Winter Music Conference, it's gone from strength-to-strength on the island, while David has also been booked to play across Europe and the US.

Having previously been awarded a Grammy for his mix of Deep Dish's 'Flashdance' two years back, invited to remix David Bowie's 'Heroes' and seen his first two albums - 'Just A Little More Love' and 'Guetta Blaster' - both turn double gold in Europe, this Frenchman is no stranger to production.
But his new 14-track studio album 'Pop Life', including collaborations with songsmiths Cathy Dennis and Lily Allen/Jamelia writer Karen Poole, which dropped in August, has been a true global breakthrough for him, acclaimed by everyone from The Sun and The Mail to the underground dance press.
Likening his work to that of a tightrope walker, Guetta reckons the fact he can please both audiences at the same time is key to what he's doing.
"My goal is that the super cool DJs of the world play me, but I'm being played on the radio too," he says.

David's proved he's able to cross the rock/dance divide just as easily too, appearing at the massive US festival Coachella in Los Angeles, even getting a mention in Stateside tabloid USA Today as one of the event's highlights, alongside Arctic Monkeys, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Rage Against The Machine.
It's what we've come to expect from someone who delights in running a club where eclectic music brings in an eclectic crowd.