David Guetta recently gave a bold perspective that EDM is ready to move into a new era. A statement that maybe does not seem incredible outside of the fact it is coming from an artist who has been hounded for his crossover pop oriented tracks. Such as his massive hit with Justin Bieber, ‘2u'. David acknowledged the fact his pop efforts caught some flack.
“At the beginning of house music, it was all about being credible. When I started to make music and cross over I started to receive some criticism. I think anybody that is going to do something a bit out of the box is always going to be criticised, but at the end of the day that's the only thing that matters.”
David explained further that the recent time he has spent on Ibiza has helped open his eyes to the desire for change from the dance music community. He also mentions that the idea of a shifting scene is exicitng to him, as the tedious nature of mainstream EDM was beginning to get on his nerves. An interesting sentiment coming from an artist who has had massive success in formulaic dance music.
“There's a way bigger awareness of that side of music on the island [Ibiza] than there was a few years ago. I'm going to be honest, in the two last years that same 128bpm EDM was starting to make me tired. Everybody was playing it.”
Guetta spoke on the feelings around producing music that bucks the status quo. In the early 2000's, house music was rapidly evolving and David more or less led the charge of the new sound. While many who got into dance music more recently are unaware of Guetta's massive impact on modern day electronic music, he truly did change things.
“You can be a good little boy who follows the rules, but you're never going to do anything interesting with your life. I make the music that I believe in, the music that I love, that I wanna share with people. And I'm not forcing anyone to listen to it. So now I'm happy, I think it's amazing moment for music because it's the end of a cycle, but that also means the beginning of another one. And I think we can all be experimental, people want new sounds and they're ready for new ones.”
David Guetta has recently been the focus of rumors started by legendary French duo, Justice. The duo claimed Guetta has been releasing unbelievablely original content under aliases unbeknownst to the public. So while many may initially laugh that Guetta is seeing a massive shift in dance music, the 49 year probably has a better beat on the industry than any of us could imagine. Are we ready for a new era? Only time will tell.