In an exclusive interview with 103.5 KTU's Wendy Wild, internationally renowned DJ and producer David Guetta spoke about his illustrious career, his collaborations with pop artists, and his secret formula for creating chart-topping hits. The conversation also touched upon unexpected encounters, personal musical influences, and his latest release that pays homage to a classic anthem.
A Chance Grocery Store Encounter:
David Guetta shared an amusing anecdote about running into Kelly Rowland while grocery shopping. This chance encounter brought back memories of their massive hit, "When Love Takes Over," which topped the charts and paved the way for his future collaborations with renowned pop artists. The serendipitous nature of the meeting highlighted the lasting impact of their musical partnership.
The Secret Formula to Hit-making:
During the interview, Guetta revealed some insights into his approach to crafting hit songs. "You take anything that is 20 years old, and you build from that. And it always works. I've done that my entire life."
It certainly makes sense with the recent success of "I'm Good" with Bebe Rexha, which currently has over 1.5 billion streams to date. The song heavily samples the 1998 single "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Italian group Eiffel 65.
Similarly, Guetta draws from Haddaway in his much-anticipated follow-up record with megastars Anne-Marie and Coi Leray, “Baby Don’t Hurt Me”.
Surprising Radio Station Connection:
In a heartwarming revelation, Guetta shared his long-standing admiration for 103.5 KTU. He disclosed that he had been a fan since the 90s, going as far as having a friend deliver cassette tapes to him in France so that he could experience the vibrant dance music scene of New York City.
Thank you to David Guetta for stopping by, we know we'll be blasting "Baby Don't Hurt Me" all summer long. Check out the full interview here: