David Guetta is a household name in France, with two gold albums to his name, but it’s only in the past few years that he has captured the world’s attention as both a super-star DJ and acclaimed producer. He crafts hook-laden but cool pop songs with cutting-edge electronic beats. David drives himself to make Dance music that reaches beyond clubbers and takes the essence of his late night indulgences into the hearts and homes of everyman.
Guetta was a pioneer of French house from ’88 – initially as a DJ, then producing his first track with vocals by Robert Owens in 1992. Like fellow Frenchman and friend Laurent Garnier, David started off his career in the gay clubs around Paris’ Les Halles district in the mid-80s, going on to champion early acid-house and hip-hop.
However, he 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 icons like Little Louie Vega, David Morales, DJ Pierre and Roger Sanchez to join him on the decks.
Thankfully, in 2001, he returned to his first love: making music.
Launched by the single “Just A Little More Love”, an electro-funk-house cocktail featuring Chris Willis on vocals, David Guetta’s first album was released by Virgin Records in June 2002 and went on to sell 250,000 copies. This resounding success carried through in the album’s second, even more devastating single with Willis, “Love Don't Let Me Go”, a track reminiscent of Moroder‘s techno-disco style crossed with Depeche Mode’s new-wave sound that went multi-platinum..
But was never fully available outside of France… Until now, four years later.
Guetta regularly makes his own DJ tools/edits of his favorite records to spin out. When he and production partner Joachim Garraud took the Tocadisco remix of The Egg’s, “Walking Away” and layered the incredible Chris Willis vocal over it, they knew they’d re-created something very special.