Love is Gone: The Mainstream Press Can’t Find Anything Scandlous About David Guetta’s Divorce

David Guetta

On Friday the world learned via France’s Voici magazine that the 24-year marriage between Grammy awarding-winning French DJ/producer David Guetta and his wife Cathy had quietly ended. No scandals, no headlines — the relationship came to a close at a court proceeding in Paris that neither one of them attended.

Though there was nothing scandalous about the Guetta’s split, aside from the irony that the Guettas renewed their wedding vows in 2012, the global media seemed particularly interested in the story.

The New York’s Post’s Page Six column — estimating Guetta’s net worth at $25 million — weighed in as did Perez Hilton, TMZ and all the usual gossip suspects. All of the outlets reported the same story and all neglected to mention Cathy Guetta’s formidable career running clubs and events and their best-selling [email protected] Me I’m Famous series of compilations and parties. Nobody mentioned anything either about David Guetta’s remix of Avicii’s “Addicted to You” that is racing up the charts or the monster collaboration David Guetta & Showtek ft. Vassy’s “Bad” currently making EDM fans weak in the knees.

The same night Tiësto suffered a concussion after hitting his head on a TV screen while approaching the stage at a club in San Jose, CA, requiring a trip to the hospital and a few canceled gigs. The sharks in the water smelled blood and were on to a new story.



Disclosure Unpluggedgate: Duo Deny ‘Pulling A David Guetta’


Did Disclosure fake their live set at Capital FM Summer Ball last weekend? After a photograph of the UK duo’s performance showing the plug for their gear not connected to a power source, some have accused the pair of “pulling a David Guetta” (or faking their set). Disclosure’s Guy Lawrence has vigorously defended himself on Facebook, stating “we didn’t try and make it look like we were mixing. We left the fucking plug on the floor on purpose, didn’t even plug phono leads into the master out, turned all the EQs fully down and the master out AND DIDN’T EVEN TAKE HEADPHONES for god sake!!”

With this accusation Disclosure join Justice and Steve Angello, all of whom have been accused of faking the funk. Meanwhile, Disclosure’s album Settle currently sits atop the UK album charts right now and anyone who knows anything about how pop show operate will know that singers nearly always perform to backing tracks for these types of shows. Lawrence’s full statement is below.

Hello I Love Bass Music and everyone who is talkineang about this photo… so. here is how and why this happened. Capital FM made us do this show with a backing track playing but allowed the vocalists to sing. They said that they had to trigger the tracks themselves to sync visuals. We pleaded with them for weeks and weeks to let us play fully live or at least let us mix but they just weren’t having it. You will also notice this was the same for a lot of the dance acts playing that day (i.e. the duke dumont pic you posted)

It was incredibly frustrating and horrible for us to hear our music at Wembley and not actually be able to play it ourselves, as anyone with any knowledge about disclosure knows that we play fully live seen here… AND can mix…

Notice also that we didnt try and make it look like we were mixing. We left the fucking plug on the floor on purpose, didnt even plug phono leads into the master out, turned all the EQs fully down and the master out AND DIDNT EVEN TAKE HEADPHONES for god sake!! LOL if at any point we touched the mixer it was…well, you try standing infront of 80,000 people and not touching the mixer… go on… its really hard hahaha!

I would also like to point out that people like David Guetta ect who have also been accused of pretending to mix, actually try and cover it up and pretend to blend tracks into one another and hide it… but with us, we played three songs with vocalists b2b with gaps in between, so even if we had been mixing, there would have been no beat matching involved anyway + we didnt try and hide it at all!!

But yeah it was a very strange experience and one we will not be going through again. Capital have been amazing to us and they play our songs roughly 400 times a week across their various networks and we wanted to thank them for all the support.

Guy x

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Ultra Music Festival, Weekend 1, Day 3 Recap [Gallery]

Snoop Dogg UMF

Day three of weekend one of Ultra Music Festival 15 was by far the maddest of all of all three days. The crowds were thick spilling out into the streets and lawns at every stage, worldwide music buffs getting their last fix for the weekend packing in every minute of beats, bass and lasers to take back to their native homeland. Camped out at the Mega Structure for most of the night, the night was nothing short of an amazing time, visually with laser light show mixed in just perfectly to the playlist picks of the talent on stage, you couldn’t have asked for a better ending to a weekend long of music mania.

With Avicii sliding up a slot to fill in for Calvin Harris who’s flight was delayed, he laid down sweet, body-moving sounds. Tiësto never ceases to amaze with people coming from every structure, piled deep from stage front all the way to the bar back, tuned in and fist pumping with the best of them. Taking brief breather popping over to the Life Stage to see the legendary ’90s superstar, classic and timeless, showing out on stage as only Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Lion as he is now known) knows how to. Head bobbin, hip shaking to the old and new grooves of this lyrical Rico Suave closing out with “Young, Wild, and Free” with the fans continuing the song on to their next stop. Although delayed,Harris showed and put on a show with the catchy radio stream hooks getting the crowd singing along as they danced their hearts out.

Closing out the night, David Guetta played his heart, transferred to the crowd where people danced their face off until the night came to and end. Weekend one of Ultra Music Festival 15 was the kickoff that Miami Music Week asked for and more.

Words and images by Eunique Fowler

Clear Channel Launches Evolution 93.5 Miami with Pete Tong in the Mix

Pete Tong

Amid Miami’s preparation for Ultra Music Festival/Winter Music Conference/Miami Music Week an interesting event happened yesterday: new dance-music radio station Evolution 93.5 Miami went on the air. Charged with the task of playing dance music 24/7, the station features a playlist featuring tracks by the likes of Skrillex, David Guetta and all the usual suspects. BBC Radio 1 DJ Peter Tong has been named the station’s ambassador DJ, and he will be at the helm two parties with guests on March 16 and 22 at The Surfcomber Hotel to mark the station’s birth.

Beginning March 25, Evolution 93.5 Miami will air his a four-hour long daily show All Gone Pete Tong featuring Pete’s Essential New Tune of the Week, as well as the hottest tracks from the global Top 100 chart on Beatport.

Obligatory press release gush from Alex Tear, vice president of programming and operations for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Miami: “It’s an exciting time in Miami when an entire radio station can dedicate All Things Dance programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week!” Miami is one of the hottest cities to experience dance music – and now that Evolution 93.5 Miami is here with EDM tastemaker Pete Tong, the party won’t stop.”

Obligatory press release gush from Pete Tong: “I’ve been coming to Miami for over fifteen years to DJ and attend March’s Winter Music Conference and Ultra Week. It’s one of the most important dates in the DJ year, and the City of Miami has always been a special and progressive market for dance music. To be launching the second Evolution terrestrial station in Miami in March is amazing, and a real highlight of my career. I can’t wait for us to begin broadcasting Evolution and All Gone Pete Tong to this special city on a daily basis.”

The station can also be heard online on iHeartRadio.

Armin van Buuren vs. David Guetta: Which #1 DJ Wins A Web Duel?


Websites are a crucial part of every DJ’s marketing effort. Even the most underground jock needs to engage and connect with fans about new releases, tours and Twitter feuds. While this might sound like highfalutin talk, a solid digital strategy is a necessary evil for DJs who desire a sustainable career. Knowing how websites are essentially calling cards for DJs, Denis Doeland, a web consultant in Amsterdam who runs DDMCA, decided to investigate best practices in the DJ arena. In a unique exercise, Doleland pitted the website of 2012 number one DJ Armin van Buuren against the website of the 2011 number one DJ David Guetta, using data compiled over the last 90 days with the help of Sitebeam. The paper used an array of quantitative and qualitative metrics to determine which DJ had the better site.

armin guetta ranking

The results were interesting: Guetta received high marks for regularly updated content and popularity while Van Burren got kudos for superior content, easy-to-understand text and stories that are easily shared. Though Guetta has a stronger presence on Twitter, Doeland concluded that the Frenchmen’s site had errors, wasn’t updated regularly and didn’t have contact details.

“Since my start at ID&T in 1993 I always have been fascinated by the way how EDM moved in the music industry landscape,” says Doeland, who worked at the Dutch event company responsible for events like Tomorrowland and Mysteryland for almost 18 years, before leaving in 2011.

“With the entrance of the technological era I asked myself what the meaning of data is and how we need to interpret this data,” notes Doeland, who has consulted for Ferry Corsten, Armada Music and Junkie XL. “Since lots of EDM brands are really enormous communities now I want to learn what’s going on — who’s doing what and how are they performing. Do they have a strategy and what can I learn from from? I also developed my own vision towards where the internet goes.”

In the end, Doleland’s paper [read it in its entirety here] declared van Buuren the winner due to his superior content, marketing and technology. Doeland days he will continue analyzing websites in the dance music realm in an effort to be more effective for his clients. “I constantly compare this with what’s going on.”

Armin van Buuren Nabs #1 Spot in DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll, Full List of 2012 Winners Announced

Move over David Guetta, there’s a new number one DJ in town.  Votes are in from over 170 countries and Dutch DJ/producer Armin van Buuren has regained the top position in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Poll for 2012. Van Buuren was given the prestigious award last night at the Top 100 DJs Poll Awards event held during Amsterdam’s Convention Factory.

This win marks van Buuren’s fifth, record breaking victory, ousting last year’s winner, David Guetta, by a significant margin (Guetta placed fourth). T

Obligatory press gush from Armin van Buuren: “2012 opened new doors. David being No.1 last year, the popularity of Avicii, Swedish House Mafia and Afrojack, for dance music, it’s amazing. It was great that David got it last year, to show dance music is evolving and it’s still exciting. Being No.1 again feels fantastic – there’s so much love out there. I’m so thankful for it.”

Awards were also announced for the highest placed DJ in each genre; the highest climber, Porter Robinson; and the highest new entry, Nicky Romero. Danny Tenaglia was entered into the inaugural Hall Of Fame, with his award presented by film and television star, Idris Elba. Last year’s highest new entry, and this year’s highest placed dubstep DJ, Skrillex, has made it to No. 10.

DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll 2012 Winners

1. Armin van Buuren
2. Tiesto
3. Avicii
4. David Guetta
5. Deadmau5
6. Hardwell
7. Above & Beyond
8. Dash Berlin
9. Afrojack
10. Skrillex
11. Headhunterz
12. Swedish House Mafia
13. Markus Schulz
14. Gareth Emery
15. Steve Aoki
16. Paul van Dyk
17. Nicky Romero
18. Sander Van Doorn
19. Aly & Fila
20. Alesso
21. ATB
22. Ferry Corsten
23. Axwell
24. Dada Life
25. W&W
26. Fedde Le Grand
27. Noisecontrollers
28. Arty
29. Laidback Luke
30. Kaskade
31. Calvin Harris
32. Orjan Nilsen
33. Knife Party
34. Sebastian Ingrosso
35. Chuckie
36. Zatox
37. Coone
38. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
39. Cosmic Gate
40. Porter Robinson
41. Wildstylez
42. Angerfist
43. Infected Mushroom
44. Daft Punk
45. Carl Cox
46. Nervo
47. Pete Tha Zouk
48. Martin Solveig
49. Brennan Heart
50. Tenishia
51. Zedd
52. Eric Prydz
53. Bobina
54. Madeon
55. John O’ Callaghan
56. DJ Feel
57. Steve Angello
58. Omina
59. Umek
60. Wolfgang Gartner
61. Antoine
62. Tommy Trash
63. Francis Davila
64. D-Block and S-TE-FAN
65. Tritonal
66. Bingo Players
67. Psyko Punkz
68. Shogun
69. Paul Oakenfold
70. Benny Benassi
71. Tydi
72. Mat Zo
73. R3Hab
74. Quentin Mosimann
75. Wasted Penguinz
76. Dirty South
77. Andrew Rayel
78. Richie Hawtin
79. Frontliner
80. Myon & Shane54
81. Heatbeat
82. Thomas Gold
83. Nero
84. Roger Shah
85. Feed Me
86. Mike Candys
87. Andy Moor
88. Ran D
89. Richard Durand
90. Felguk
91. Paul Kalkbrenner
92. Moonbeam
93. Sean Tyas
94. Bob Sinclar
95. Netsky
96. Neelix
97. Mark Knight
98. John Digweed
99. Da Tweekaz
100. Project 46
101. Justice
102. Diplo
103. Sasha
104. Alex M.O.R.P.H.
105. Jochen Miller
106. Simon Patterson
107. Erick Morillo
108. Diego Miranda
109. Dillon Francis
110. Morgan Page
111. The Bloody Beetroots
112. Bassnectar
113. Leon Bolier
114. Gunz 4 Hire
115. Astrix
116. Joachim Garraud
117. Boy George
118. Ashley Wallbridge
119. Mastiksoul
120. Adaro
121. Super8 & Tab
122. Skazi
123. James Zabiela
124. Daniel Kandi
125. Klaypex
126. Matt Darey
127. Basto
128. Roger Sanchez
129. Showtek
130. BT
131. Flux Pavilion
132. Judge Jules
133. Hernan Cattaneo
134. Arnej
135. Fatboy Slim
136. Deniz Koyu
137. Zeds Dead
138. Solarstone
139. Sven Vath
140. The Stafford Brothers
141. Mark With A K
142. Sidney Samson
143. Ian Carey
144. Gabry Ponte
145. Bryan Kearney
146. Technoboy
147. Kyau & Albert
148. Joris Voorn
149. Evil Activities
150. DJ Vibe