Henry Johnstone, Sydney - Australia - on 3/8/12
EDM behemoth David Guetta hosted a party at The Old Sorting Office in central London recently, a joint collaboration with street artist Mr Brainwash, who you may remember from Banksy's film 'Exit Through The Gift Shop'. Being the commercially inclined soul that he is, the party was naturally organised by the Coca-Cola owned energy drink, Burn, with Guetta providing the music for the bash.
Prior to jumping on the decks, Guetta was asked a question about what he thinks of his many detractors, the ones who criticise him for selling out and using the spirit and ethos of underground dance for commercial gain. Such a question clearly hit a raw nerve, with Guetta responding:
"I would say fuck them. I come from that [underground] scene. When I started making music I was only about 11-years-old, the reason I was underground was because I didn't have a choice. If I think my music is amazing, why would I not want to share it with more people. I think people are really narrow minded, why shouldn't I be sharing my music with the world, we need to keep this music going for ourselves."
"I want to make the music I love because I know that people love the same music as I do. I still do it in the exact same way as I used to, with the same seriousness as I did when I was doing it in my basement when I was 17-years-old," he said.
The party, which also featured a surprise appearance from Nicky Romero, was advertised as 'David Guetta going back to his roots,' which may have been what prompted such a question in the first place.
Story via Mixmag.
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