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Overview (3)

Born in Paris, France
Birth NamePierre David Guetta
Height 5' 9¼" (1.76 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Guetta was born on November 7, 1967 in Paris, France as Pierre David Guetta. He was previously married to Cathy Guetta.

Spouse (1)

Cathy Guetta (29 July 1992 - 2014) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (7)

Is a member of the five famous Dj in the world.
Younger brother of actress Nathalie Guettà.
Has supported Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 presidential campaign.
Winner of Best House/Garage Track, Best Breaks/Electro Track (for the single, "Love is Gone") - International Dance Music Awards. [2008]
Has two children with former wife Cathy Guetta: - a son Tim-Elvis (09/02/2004) and a daughter Angie (23/09/2007).
Nominated for Best French Act and Best Song (for "When Love Takes Over") with Kelly Rowland, MTV Europe Music Awards. [2009]
Had to cancel a world tour due to losing the USB drive he'd saved his musical set onto.

Personal Quotes (31)

So dance music is now pop music. So now, as a dance producer, what do I have to do? So I'm starting to do alien music, because pop is not pop anymore; we need to go alien to be independent.
I'm totally not a nostalgic person. I always look to the future and as much as I've enjoyed the ride until now and the different phases, I'm more excited about the next music.
I have studios in the different places where I live - in Ibiza, Paris and London - but they're not crazy studios, they're just rooms with good monitors, and all I do is plug my laptop in. It's a different way to make music, but for me, I love it, because it's more connected to the world.
Actually, because of new technologies, my full studio is on my laptop. And I have a little keyboard in my bag. I can make everything I do come from my laptop. Even when I go to a big studio, all I do is to plug in my laptops. That's they way I do it.
You know, kids come to see me in the same way that their parents would go to see a rock concert.
When you're too relaxed it's not good to create.
Traveling all around the world, music sounds different.
There's many different genres, and when you see R&B and pop and house, as well as electronic, come together, that's the reality of what music is.
The more melodies and chord changes, the less good it is for the clubs, but the better it is for radio, because it makes it really emotional.
Sometimes two artists wanna work together, but it doesn't mean it's gonna happen, because you have to find the right idea.
Our job as producers is to make the music sound as good as possible.
Kids listen to everything on the Internet.
It's nice because success has allowed me to have a blast on stage, to be in the studio with amazing people, but I find it all a bit bizarre.
If you put a demo on the net and people say it was the finished version then they're going to say it sucks. I really hate that.
I've created a bridge between European electronic culture and urban American culture, and I've worked with established brands.
I'm not limited.
I wanna be a nice guy.
I mix up all styles on my albums because that is what music is about now.
I headline concert halls for 20,000 people, but I still play smaller venues.
I can make everything I do come from my laptop. Even when I go to a big studio, all I do is to plug in my laptops. That's they way I do it.
Everything I do comes from the clubs. If I lose that, I'm done.
All the big artists I talk to say that they are trapped in a formula and they are looking for the music of tomorrow.
I'm not the type of person to live in fear. I think positively.
I want to party in space because I make alien music.
I had the most reversed education possible. Every parent wants their son to be a businessman, respectable - me, it was the opposite. When I had an artist career my mum was like, 'Oh finally, I'm proud of you!'
My parents were extreme left so everything was against the system. I was walking barefoot in the streets of Paris when I was eight. When I started to DJ they hated it, because for them, nightclubs, and all of this life, was terrible and fake.
Everything I make as a producer, I visualize it as a DJ first. And all those beats, I test them as a DJ.
My studio is a laptop. Everybody I work with is the same. We make computer music, we're the laptop generation.
If I had to play only for people who liked the music because they heard it on the radio, it wouldn't make me happy. That's why I'm working so hard to have, yes, a profile as an artist, but also a profile as a DJ.
I don't do this for the money, I don't do it for record sales, I don't really care about that, I just want to make beats.
I am trying to walk a tightrope; trying to keep the DJ community happy while trying to spread the message about dance music to more people. That is the mission that I am on.

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