David Guetta’s humble beginnings behind the mixing console: “20 years ago he played for 5 or 6 people”

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David Guetta He is one of the most important DJs in music and has been for two decades. But it was not always like this. The French artist did not always generate hit songs, fill stadiums around the world and triumph at the main award ceremonies, including for the fourth time Number 1 of the popular magazine DJ Mag.

But as we said, it was not always like this. And the artist himself has been in charge of remembering it during his most recent performance in Buenos Aires. The performer filled the Movistar Arena with capacity and wanted to thank everyone present for their support, which has been growing since its origins.

“Argentina is the best crowd in the world. They are all crazy,” David Guetta shouted in the middle of the deafening noise of the crowd. “20 years ago I played for five or six people and look now. I’m very grateful that they are here, 20 years later. I don’t want to leave. They are the best audience in the world. I asked my manager to play half an hour more than usual “And he said yes. Argentina, are you ready to continue partying?”

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This is how the French DJ remembered how his life had changed in the last two decades. From small clubs to stadiums with capacity for thousands of people. From 5 or 6 spectators to thousands in each of the countries he visits. Nothing strange considering the opinion of his fans: “I love coming to see him. He is an artist who surprises you all the time. I had the opportunity to see him in Europe and this is the second time I have come to his show in Buenos Aires” Daniela, a fan of the DJ, assured ClarĂ­n.

The French DJ has had a 2022 full of successes that have allowed him to collect the reward in 2023 with songs like Baby don’t hurt me with Anne-Marie and Coi Leray or I’m Good (Blue) with Bebe Rexha with which It swept the main sales charts. Topics that have helped him garner a gigantic collection of awards: WECB Music Awards, NRJ Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, MTV EMAs, Brit Awards as well as a Grammy nomination.

David Guetta has returned to the throne of DJ Mag’s Top100 DJs. For the fourth time throughout his musical career, the Frenchman has been massively elected by public votes as the best DJ on the planet, surpassing other big names such as Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix, Alok or Armin Van Buuren.

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And soon we will also be able to enjoy it in our country after was confirmed as the headliner for the Dreambeach festival. Considered one of the kings of contemporary electronic music, the creator of hits like I’m Good with Bebe Rexha, Titanium with Sia or Memories with Kid Cudi will be one of the highlights of this very special edition of Dreambeach, which will take place between on Thursday, August 1 and Sunday, August 4 in the new El Toyo-Retamar space next to AlmerĂ­a capital.


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