Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 2 August 2014

Guetta hits back at rival Deadmau5

David Guetta has hit back over comments made by Deadmau5

David Guetta has hit back at rival DJ Deadmau5's comments that all does when he perfoms live is "push play."

Canadian dance act Deadmau5 branded Guetta a "button-pusher" in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine earlier this year, saying he "has two iPods and a mixer and he just plays tracks".

Now Guetta has responded in Vibe magazine, saying: ''For so many years I DJed in clubs and learned the hard way. The big DJs start by being bedroom producers and they have a hit and suddenly start playing in front of thousands of people.

"But the way I did it was by working six nights, playing eight hours sets every night. I've learned a lot about how to communicate with the crowd, so when my music crossed over that stayed. The connection with the people is what makes the difference for me.

''If you listen to a hip-hop DJ, he's not playing his own music. It makes a huge difference. When I perform, everything you hear is me playing my own music. You'll hear unreleased music; every record I play, I will edit and use parts of another record to make it unique. I'm not gonna play what you hear on the radio.''

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