In a recent declaration of musical integrity, David Guetta has vehemently refuted claims of ever resorting to pre-recorded sets, asserting his unwavering dedication to live DJing. The iconic French DJ addressed these speculations in the Daily Star’s “Wired” column, firmly stating, “I won’t speak for other people, but I’ve never done that. You often see comments from people that I do this, but it’s not true. I love DJ-ing, and DJ-ing is about reading the crowd and connecting to them.”
Guetta’s remarks come on the heels of observations made by Deadmau5, who suggested that numerous high-profile festival sets may be pre-recorded. The influential “Strobe” producer pointed out that the dead giveaway of such sets lies in the music’s impeccable timing and synchronisation with visuals.
Acknowledging the discourse, Guetta not only defended his own approach but also suggested a middle ground. He mentioned Daft Punk as a significant influence on his philosophy regarding live performances.
“I always refused to do it,” Guetta remarked regarding pre-recorded sets. “I was very frustrated, but now I get to have the best of both worlds, which is to really DJ and to have a perfect show.” The ongoing conversation around the use of pre-recorded sets continues to shape perceptions within the electronic music community, prompting artists to navigate the delicate balance between technological precision and the spontaneity that defines live performances.
Written by: HMR