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Two-time GRAMMY Award winner David Guetta at Aragon Ballroom Chicago

David Guetta
React Presents

Two-time GRAMMY Award winning remixer/producer/DJ David Guetta brings his brand of EDM pop music to Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois, on Friday, April 4th, 2014.

There are few DJs in the world that create the reaction that David Guetta sparks. Whether it’s 50,000 fans singing along to his hit records at a stadium, or dark rooms of clubbers locked in the groove during his set, Guetta gets passions flowing. That’s because he uniquely and boldly treads a tightrope most DJs wouldn’t dare to traverse: the line between being an underground DJ and having huge crossover success.

“I’m not trying to be credible,” Guetta admits with a smile broadening across his soft, open face. “I’m trying to be incredible. It’s very easy to be underground because you just have to obey a set of codes. It’s very formulaic. But it’s also very easy to be totally pop, because it’s very formulaic too. I’m trying to do something different.”

“At the Brazil carnival I spun to two million people and I’ve played to up to 200,000 a few times,” he says with pride but without arrogance. “It feels very good, of course, because of the energy you receive from the people. At first I wanted to play only to the biggest crowds possible, because it’s like a drug. Now I balance the big shows with more intimate club gigs where I can play more new sounds. The big venues are great but sometimes playing to so many people forces you to repeat the same tricks.”

That explains a lot about David Guetta. He’s wants to entertain as many people as possible – show everyone a great time – but never at the expense of being a DJ. Of all the parts of his renaissance life it’s this that is key – he’s a DJ first, everything else follows.

“Everything I’m trying to do – in my DJing, my production – is about sharing emotion. When I’m making music in the studio that’s all I’m looking for. It’s what matters the most. I’m just a nice person really, you know!” [from David Guetta biography]

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Friday, April 4th, 2014
React presents

DAVID GUETTA

Aragon Ballroom
1106 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640

Doors: 8:00pm
18+ w/valid ID

Tickets: Clubtix.com