What we did

David Guetta @ At­lantis

Infusion Magazine - - LOOKING BACK - – Sarah Abel V

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.

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