What we did
David Guetta @ Atlantis
Over the last 5 years, we’ve come to expect a certain superstar vibe at David Guetta’s gigs. Having seen him in 2007 at what was Trilogy, his groove with the crowd was unmistakably fun and personal, and more recent dates in bigger venues have had an infectious energy, kick- started by the EDM star.
This time around, the crowd were super charged and the location on the beach stunning – but Guetta didn’t seem to be his energetic self. Sure, all the signature tunes were there – albeit hastily mixed snippets – but there was no heart- pumping, adrenaline rush of hearing a brand new tune as the set was so commercial. Which is what a lot of the crowd had come to hear, but we’d have liked to hear something fresh, something new, something different and a bit more interaction from Guetta.
Thankfully the warm up and closing acts delivered to the sold out 15,000 capacity crowd. Firstly Hollaphonic set the mood with a pulsating DJ and MC set showcasing their EDM and electro sound, while Nasimi resident David De Luca closed the night with a set full of electric tunes, leaving us stomping all the way home.