David Guetta Biography

David Guetta (born 7 November 1967 in Paris) is a French DJ. He began mixing his first vinyls at home at the age of 13, and organised parties in his basement at 15. Two years later, he was working as a DJ in a club called 'Broad', based in Paris. This was effectively where he launched his career. From 1988 to 1990, he mixed house music at Radio Nova. In 2005, his single "The World Is Mine", which contains a sample of Simple Minds "Someone Somewhere In Summertime", topped European dance charts. The vocals for most of his singles are performed by singer Chris Willis, except on "Baby When The Light" and "When Love Takes Over", where they were done by Cozi Costi and Kelly Rowland respectively. Guetta produced the Black Eyed Peas song I Gotta Feeling, which was one of the most popular songs of the summer of 2009 internationally.

In 2008, he was elected as World DJ No. 5 and best house DJ by the British DJ Mag.

He has also been playing in many countries around the world to promote his 2007 album Pop Life. He played in Mauritius on the 12th of January 2008 accompanied by French rapper JoeyStarr of the French rap group NTM. In the same year, he and his wife Cathy also planned a new event which took place in the Stade de France on 5 July 2008. He performed with Tiësto, Carl Cox, Joachim Garraud and Martin Solveig in front of 40,000 spectators. The Sensation White, where Guetta performed several times, seems to be the inspiration.

David was the son of a Moroccan Jewish restaurant owner. He started music at the age of 17, turning his decks in boxes as the local bars or Factory as the Troll. It rises rapidly to Paris and begins with mixer at Broad, a gay night club that was very popular at the time. He sympathizes with Kien who also works at Broad and located his mixes in the early evenings Acid-house. Broad face became too small for the success of these evenings, Kien launches, according to the season, the evenings weekly Unity at the Rex Club with David Guetta at the decks.

David Guetta and Kien lancent then Princess of the evening at Central World (formerly Queen) and evenings at Wunderland Boy, rue Caumartin.

The season after, David Guetta Kien and then took the artistic director of the Folies Pigalle. The press began to focus on the buzz created in the Pigalle cabaret dancefloor turned into the House, where all Paris goes. Two years later, it was only natural for Philippe Fatien uses them for art direction for the opening of the Queen - the first great gay club - on the Champs-Élysées.

In 1994, Cathy Guetta (working at Bains Douches at the time) and Franck Maillot (server Ball in Saint-Tropez) join the team for the evenings Bataclan transforming every weekend this legendary concert hall into a discotheque .

Le Bataclan serve as a springboard for Cathy and David Guetta to resume the Palace, then weakened. It will then take the artistic direction of prestigious institutions such as Les Bains Douches. In 1996, he started organizing parties in Ibiza. In 2002, he set up his own night F *** Me I'm Famous with his wife Cathy Guetta and begins to travel the world, taking advantage of the notoriety gained from his first album.

In 2005 he joined for the first time in the international ranking of the DJs of the British magazine DJ MAG. It is also two years since the french ranked. He also mixed for the first time in the notorious Sensation White in Amsterdam in the Netherlands that brings together more than 45 000 people. It creates the wake in the evening "Rumble BDE and mix before matches Stadium Rochelle.

On 17 November 2005, during the House Music Awards which take place in London, he won the prize for Best DJ of the Year, and Best DJ Set of the Year for his mix KissDaFunk.
Source: wikipedia.org
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