Interview: Manuela Gretener, Manager Inflight Entertainment
Photos: EMI Music
David Guetta, one of the most successful DJ’s and producers of the world exchanged the club atmosphere for once with the airline environment. He produced an exclusive music channel for SWISS and told us a bit more about himself and his music.
David, what is your biggest inspiration when creating a new track?
Everything comes from the clubs. I start creating a track and play it out to see the reaction of the people; dance music has a physical reaction and when I see arms in the air all together, I know it’s ready. Then I think of a theme for a song that suits the vibe and a voice that would compliment it. I get together with an artist or a songwriter and we work to create melodies and lyrics. Et voila!
What can the SWISS passengers expect from your self created music channel?
I’ve created an exclusive mix of some of my own records and others that I think will be the soundtrack to the fall season. No matter if you are on your way to a vacation or flying home, I hope that my channel gets you in the mood to party.
You played already live on a flight, how was that party like?
Insane! We filled the plane with competition winners and I debuted my One Love album, so it was a very special moment. When we landed in Ibiza, we partied till sunrise.
What do you like the most about travelling?
I love flying! The peace and being able to put on my headphones and work on tracks with no distractions. I make a lot of my music in the air. I burn the tracks when I land and test them in the clubs that night. I play around 200 gigs a year, which is at least 400 flights, so I’m constantly above the clouds.
What do you always bring with you while travelling?
Easy – my laptop and headphones. I never go anywhere without them!
What is typically French about David Guetta?
Well, what’s NOT typical is that I am allergic to garlic and onions! They say French people are very passionate; that’s certainly true about me and my music.
What are your plans in the near future?
Besides touring, there will be a new version of my album due in October too. There will be new songs coming up like “Commander” feat. Kelly Rowland and “The Club Can't Handle Me” feat. Flo Rida. And I am already working on my next album for 2011. Am crazy busy; but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Have a great trip – and wherever you might end up, enjoy the
party! One Love, David Guetta
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Closing date: 30.09.2010
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