Walking by the Cameo on Saturday night during WMC, it's easy to see that F*** Me I'm Famous was a major event of the week. Throngs of people were huddled for blocks on both sides of the street as the fire marshals controlled entry to the club where David Guetta rocked the decks. The response is typical of the warm reception David has received on his first US tour preparing for the Ultra release of "GuettaBlaster," buoyed by the singles "Love Don't Let Me Go," The World Is Mine," and "Stay." With a new CD coming out in Europe, we can expect to see a lot of David Guetta for years to come.
DJ Ron Slomowicz: It's been quite a busy week for you, what have you been up to?
David Guetta: I don't know anymore. There was that amazing Swedish Mafia party last night with really incredible music. I played Nocturnal yesterday, which was really good also. I played the Subliminal party at Space. Tonight I have Ultra and I think what's going to be the party of the week – F*** Me I'm Famous at Cameo
RS: Where did that name F*** Me I'm Famous come from?
David Guetta: My wife is in the number one PR firm in France and we were promoting clubs and we had this very successful famous celebrity club called Libon Douche. The club had two floors, one was like a music arena and the other floor was really all about celebrities. It became really, really successful and it became really crazy, and at some point I thought that was just ridiculous.
I was also starting this big night in Ibiza and at the time it was all run by British people with American and UK DJs then. When we were giving out the flyers saying that we were French DJs they were almost laughing. I had to come up with an idea that was kind of provocative so we made those t-shirts and gave them to the best-looking people that said "F*** Me I'm Famous" and everybody was like 'oh what is this, this is so funny.' Then we came and said this is a party, and all the best people came. So it's like a mix between my night people going crazy about music and the more kind of glamorous crowd that is brought along by my wife.
RS: Thinking of glamorous people, I know that you had a chance
run-in with Oakenfold and that's how you got signed in the US, tell us
David Guetta: Yes, that's a really funny story. I was playing a festival in England and we had the same driver as Paul. "The World is Mine" was being played on the radio there and he said "Oh I love this track, is that Depeche Mode?" And I said "No, this is my track." "Oh you made a remix of Depeche Mode" "No, no, Paul, this is my track." He was like wow, really? This is really good, can I have that? He didn't really know a lot about me. He had heard my name but he was living in America now. So I gave him the CD with my production and he started to bang it. He was sending eMails like 'my God, I played your tracks and they work so well, this is really good.' Then when I came with "Love Don't Let Me Go" which has been a good success here, he said let's sign it together with Ultra and they decided to release the album in America, so I'm really happy with that.
RS: I heard you just did a really big tour in the US, how did
you like playing in United States cities?
David Guetta: This was such a great surprise for me. I was really coming low profile, expecting very little, and it was amazing everywhere I went. Everybody has always told me that dance music is not strong in America, it's a Europe thing but everywhere I played was packed. People with hands in the air, crazy and everybody knew about my tracks, knew about me. I didn't know that people knew about me here and it was such a great surprise. There was such a warm welcome and I'm really happy about it.
RS: You're touring a lot around the world because now you have
this album "Guetta Blaster" and you have a new album coming as well.
David Guetta: Yes, well it's kind of strange because "Guetta Blaster" was a very big success in Europe and it's now being released in America, but meanwhile I'm coming with a new one. This new one is due in July for Europe and maybe August for the rest of the world and July for Europe. So it's kind of strange because I have two albums to promote at the same time, but it's OK.