The future of rave [exclusive cover interview]
David Guetta: The future of rave [exclusive cover interview]
With a need to bridge the gap between underground sounds and mainstream sounds, the Future Rave its defended by David Guetta and DEAD IN did just that and more. Becoming a movement in its own right where creativity and innovation flourished, it inspired other artists to think outside the box and explore new avenues. Since its presentation to the world in 2019, it has made the scene change and adapt, for the better. Fresh off of the first Future Rave tour in America alongside MORTEN, David Guetta feels more inspired and hopeful than ever with what the future looks like not just for this sound, but for the music industry in his outfit. We sat down with the superstar to dive into the future of rave.
Tell us about the Future Rave trip on your recent US tour with MORTEN.
“It’s like getting to know your product as an artist; you test it on stage and go a little left or a little right. I felt like the New York show was perfect, so I’m very excited to start Ibiza with a set and production that we both think is perfectly balanced. The reality of music is that you can act as cool as you want until you try it on stage. It’s the fan reaction that really speaks. In New York, it was truly amazing for me to take fans on a journey like this with so much new music and to see them react so well to it.
Were you satisfied with the reaction of American fans?
“I was very happy with them. Not only with the reaction but also where I was able to take them. For me, there are two types of DJing, one I love and one I hate. The one I love , is when I take people on trips and I think that’s what DJing should be, the other is when I follow people and sometimes that’s what DJing should be, because I’m professional and I always want people to have a good time, but I don’t necessarily have a good time myself, because then I feel like I’m just crowd pleaser and to not open their minds to them. With New York, there was definitely a time when I felt like I could play whatever I wanted and they were ready for that because it fit the atmosphere. It really is a magical moment. There is also a bit of a learning curve because when you start something from scratch you’re going to make mistakes but I think they were reasonable mistakes, and I’m probably the only one who considers them mistakes. I’m a bit of a maniac when it comes to what I do, so yes I’m very, very satisfied. I think Ibiza is going to be the crash test, it’s going to test if it’s for the next 10 years or not.”