At AFAS Live in Amsterdam, 53-year-old Guetta, who also took the lead in 2011, expressed gratitude on Wednesday. “It means a lot. You’ve worked really hard this year. We’ve taken United at Home to new heights, we’re finally reunited on the dance floor and they’ve released more music than ever,” says Guetta.
“It was great to play new live music and the energy and reaction of the audience keeps me going after all these years.”
Guetta is considered one of the founders of dance music. In 2002, he recorded his first 40 hits with Love, Don’t Let Me Go. In the years that followed, he also produced a lot of music for others. At that time he was working with world stars such as Kelly Rowland and the Black Eyed Peas. In 2012, he returned to his roots and launched his own record label Jack Back Record which released only electronic music.
During the annual Top100 DJs show, organized by ALDA and DJ Mag, there were performances by Armin van Buuren, Afrojack and Don Diablo. Martin Garrix took to Instagram to say he’s happy with all the fans who voted – but “please, if you declare me the second best DJ in the world, spell my name correctly,” he reports. The organization had written Garixx.
“Coffee fanatic. Friendly zombie aficionado. Devoted pop culture practitioner. Evil travel advocate. Typical organizer.”