David Guetta: From Studying Law to Making House Music

David Guetta was born in Paris in November 1967. His father, Pierre Guetta, who worked in the field of sociology before becoming active in the restaurant business, comes from a Moroccan Jewish family from Tetouan. It is for this reason that David Guetta likes to travel often to Morocco and in particular to Marrakech. Thus, he did not hesitate to name one of the restaurants he owned in Paris “Tangia”, after the famous dish of Marrakech. He also took part in many festivals in the Kingdom, notably “Mawazine” where his concerts were a huge success, including with the children of high-ranking government officials.

David Guetta is the first French “Dj” to achieve international fame; his records have achieved a huge success all over the world, including in the United States. In 2005, his famous work “The world is mine” topped the list of dancing songs at the European level. In 2008, he was chosen as the world’s No. 5 DJ and the best coordinator of house music, just as he was named the most popular DJ by the famous British magazine specialized in this sector. He is also the first DJ to make the cover of the American magazine Billboard.

David Guetta was passionate about music from a young age. He worked on the first “Remix” of his life at home when he was only 13 years old, before starting to organize small parties with friends on the ground floor of his home. At the age of 17, he began his musical career while studying law at the University of Paris X Nanterre.

Guetta loved “house” music and in particular “acid house” which was not known at the time in France, despite its popularity in Great Britain and the United States. He worked in many clubs and nightclubs in Paris, including “Prod”, popular with gays, “Le Central”, “Rex” and “Palace”, of which he has been artistic director for years.

In 1996, he moved to Ibiza, Spain, the paradise of summer parties. In 2001, he founded his production company and launched his first album “Just a Little More Love”, of which he sold more than 250,000 copies. Thereafter, these successes followed one after the other, both for his individual works and when he joined forces with international artists.

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