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EDM music in India has evolved, says David Guetta

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | CHRISTOPHER ISAAC
Published Jan 14, 2017, 1:56 am IST
Updated Jan 14, 2017, 6:24 am IST
David Guetta talks about the music scene in the country and what to expect from him this year.
David Guetta
 David Guetta

You may not have heard his name in the news too often over the past year, but international EDM sensation David Guetta says that’s going to change in 2017.

Scheduled to perform in the city once again at the Sunburn Arena on Saturday, David’s glad to be back in the country that he loves just as much as it loves him back. He’s performed in India numerous times before. “The scene in India has evolved massively. It’s crazy to see different genres emerge out of nowhere, I really like it. I love the dedication of the Indian crowd and how they embrace the dance music culture,” says David.

 

Being one of the veterans in the industry, Guetta had been performing at clubs since the late 1980s, but only achieved mainstream success in the early 2000s. That led to his first commercial hit Love Is Gone, which released only in 2007. Ever since, he’s been charting on top of dance charts across the globe, always creating fresh sounds.

David explains that finding the balance between emotion and energy in his music and performances is what helps him stay relevant even with today’s audiences. “That’s the key to my success. When I manage this, then I’m happy. When I’m on stage and when I feel like it doesn’t matter if we’re 5,000, 10,000 or 100,000 people… when I have this moment where everybody feels like one — that’s magic.”

 

He’s found a lot of that success collaborating with various international artistes such as Nicki Minaj on Hey Mama, Usher on Without You and Sia on Titanium. “A collaboration can happen in different ways, sometimes the label sends me vocals or a demo. And sometimes it goes naturally — I find some cool music on the Internet or get introduced to an artist and decide to go hit the studio. Eventually, there needs to be a certain click, and you need to inspire each other to make something amazing,” says David, adding that he would love to work with Adele in the future.

 

About his relatively quiet 2016, that he had earlier said would be to spend some time with his family and to work in the studio — leading to rumours about a new album — David confirms, “I’m working on a lot of new material right now. Creating new sounds is something very important to me. I would love to release a new album. I’m working on new music, so that will definitely be released in 2017. I hope I will be able to release an album as well.”

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