David Guetta – My Life in Downloads

Posted on 3 September 2009
By Joanna Ching
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David Guetta has gone from throwing basement parties in his parents’ house to playing in front of 40,000 strong crowds at the Stade de France in 2008 and causing mass hysteria at his much-hyped set at Creamfields.

He’s come a long way from listening to pirate radio and mixing with one turntable. He told us about his memorable tunes.

From meeting his wife Cathy in a club to hitting the No 1 spot this Summer with When Love Takes Over featuring the vocals of Kelly Rowland. David’s new album One Love is out now.

David Guetta – My Life in Downloads

Song That Inspired Me…

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
At 12, I was too young to go to clubs, and could only afford one turntable, so I’d listen to pirate radio and try to mix Billie Jean into the songs I could hear

First Song I Mixed…

Get Down Saturday Night – Oliver Cheetham
It was an amazing feeling to mix one song into another on my own. I was only 13 and it was when I finally realised, ‘Wow, this works!’

First Crowd-pleaser…

Kiss – Prince
When I was 17, I was really into funk, and crazy for Prince. I used to have parties in my basement and charge people to come in. This song always went down well.

Song That Made Me Feel Famous…

Just A Little More Love – David Guetta
I’ll never forget hearing my own song come on in a club for the first time, in a club in Ibiza called Space. Just to have another DJ play my song was a crazy feeling; I couldn’t believe it.

Song I Met My Wife To…

Pump Up The Jam – Technotronic
I’ve been with my wife for 20 years. I was DJing, playing this track, and really showing off my skills. Thankfully, I caught her attention.

And The Song We Got Married To…

Zorba The Greek – Jose Feliciano
Laurent Garnier is a legendary French techno DJ, and because we’re friends he agreed to play at my wedding to Cathy. I think it’s probably the only time in his life he’s played Zorba The Greek as a professional DJ.