Dance music scene in India has escalated: David Guetta


David Guetta is a prodigious name in the global EDM circuit today. As the Grammy Award-winning French DJ returns to India after his debut performance in 2012, we get the low down on his plans and new album over an email interaction. Guetta will perform at the Enchanted Valley Carnival at Aamby Valley City, Lonavala today (December 20).   

How does it feel to be back in India?
I’m excited. I had a fantastic experience last time. I hear the dance music scene in India has escalated to a different level now, and I want to witness that.

You visit the country more often than most other international artistes do...
There’s something about India that has always fascinated me. So, it feels amazing to be back to perform to such a warm crowd.

Your gig was received well on your earlier visit. Why did we miss you last year?
I couldn’t visit last year as I was recording new music that I will share at my concert tonight.

What do you feel about the EDM scene here?
I’ve only had a couple of experiences in India, but I fell in love with the place. The audience here is extremely warm and the emotional response you get from them is something that every artiste yearns for. So, I’d say that the main reason why more global artistes are setting foot in this country is because of the responsiveness of the market. India is a growing music destination with an evolving audience.

Do you have any Indian collaboration in store?
I would love to as I like to collaborate with talented people from all over the world. But since I’ve just finished my album, Listen, I am promoting that and not producing so much music right now.

Tell us about Listen.
It was released a few weeks ago, and is very different from what I’ve done before. Of course, there are records to make you dance like crazy, but it’s deeper. It has collaborations with artistes like EMili Sande, John Legend and Nico & Vince. The album is doing well so far. I hope India likes it too.

What are the recording projects you are currently working on?
Just the remixes for songs on my album; it’s been a three-year journey to make Listen, and I want to see it through. I also want to have some home-time around Christmas before I start touring extensively in January.