In a recent interview, David Guetta said confidently, “I think the next few years will be the best years for dance music in history.”
Guetta wastes no time doing his part to carry the weight of those words. The “Titanium” producer has made performances at historic landmarks a tradition in recent memory. After treating fans to a live performance at the Louvre Museum during his “United at Home” NYE 2020 performance in Paris, Guetta took the magic back to a hit performance on New Year’s Day from the Louvre in Abu Dhabi. .
Guetta performed atop a platform on the surface of the historical museum’s tidal pools. The avant-garde design of the place is said to give visitors the illusion of visiting a floating museum on the sea. The location presented a striking image of beauty in itself, but Guetta, always thinking bigger, upped things up a notch with a technical arsenal of over 500 lights and eye-catching pyrotechnics.
As the walls of the iconic domed building were awash in colorful lights and projections and fireballs leaped into the sky, Guetta treated fans to the classics in addition to a masterclass at the future rave. An innovative subgenre that marries elements of underground dance music with the energy of festival thrillers, future rave is a stylistic path that pioneers Guetta and MORTEN have iterated on extensively, particularly over the past two years.
“Future rave isn’t just a sound. It’s a movement for us,” said MORTEN EDM.com in a November 2021 interview. “We wanted to change the way we look at the main dance scene.”
Watch Guetta’s full New Year’s Eve celebration performance below.
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