DJ David Guetta predicts post-pandemic will be ‘best for dance music’ as clubbers grab chance to party again

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David Guetta pictured in London in 2018 (PA)
David Guetta pictured in London in 2018 (PA)

Superstar DJ David Guetta has predicted the next few years will see the “best dance music in history” post-pandemic.

The producer - who worked with Sia, Kelly Rowland, Nicki Minaj, Usher and the Black Eyed Peas among many others - lifted the lid on the future of dance music and nightlife post-pandemic as he predicts clubbers will grab the chance to party again.

In an interview, he told The Standard: “I think it is part of human nature to take things for granted after a while.

“I think people were taking life the way it was for granted. After Covid, parties are now actually insane. It is a whole different thing, when we get on stage it is a madhouse.

“I think the next few years will be the best years for dance music in history.”

He said every time there is a global crisis such as the Covid pandemic, dance music helps people come together and “forget about everything.”

The producer said some of his biggest hits have been released in the time of global unrest because the public seek escapism.

Guetta added pre-pandemic, dance music was “not as hot” anymore.

But the star, who has sold over 50 million record sales globally, predicted it will “come back strong” - adding most of his gigs are now “insane” as people no longer take the opportunity to party for granted.

The artist said: “Every time there is a big crisis, it is good for dance music. People just need to forget everything and have a good time and let go and dance.

“As a music producer, my experience shows me that the biggest hits that I have had in my career - the biggest hit was I Gotta Feeling (with the Black Eyed Peas) and that was in the middle of the financial crisis.”

The Parisian star continued: “With Covid, dance music was not hot anymore, but now it is back so strong. I think there is a connection with people going through crisis and the need of gathering together and forgetting about everything.”

Despite working with some of the biggest names in the music industry, the producer said he still had one person he would love to work with.

He added: “I have a dream of making a record with Adele. It is technical but the kind of chords that she loves are exactly the same type of chords I love.”

Ten-time Grammy nominee Guetta was speaking ahead of his show at Louvre Abu Dhabi on New Year’s Eve 2021 which fans can stream around the world to welcome in 2022.

Fans around the globe will be able to watch the show online.

To celebrate New Year’s Eve 2021, a spectacular show by the superstar DJ David Guetta at Louvre Abu Dhabi will be streamed online at 9pm CET, 8pm UK time: https://davidguetta.lnk.to/NYE

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