One of the world’s top three music festivals, Sunburn Goa returns this year as a prelude to its 10th anniversary in association with Goa Tourism. It will begin from December 27 at Vagator Beach, Goa.
Spearheading the performance on the first day of the festival is David Guetta, who is ready to surprise the audience once he steps on the stage.
He revealed to Millennium Post that he is planning to go against the established EDM format and create new formulas by combining different genres of music.
He is busy experimenting and is currently attempting to combine urban rhythms with electronic music.
Here’s an easy one. What are the five things you cannot live without?
Five is tad too long! Let’s make it just two, my laptop and my manager.
How excited are you, now that you are playing in this country for the third time?
Well India always holds a very special place in my heart. It’s always thrilling to see your fans all over again and surprise them with some classics.
What do you plan to do in Goa other than your performance in ‘Sunburn’?
I’ll just be flying in, taking a nap at the hotel and heading straight to my gig. In case I do catch up on sleep on the flight, I may go look around a little. This is my third visit to Goa!
What are the tracks you will be playing at ‘Sunburn’? How different will they be from the previous performances?
Let’s say it’s all a surprise, but it’s Guetta Reloaded! I feel I have a responsibility towards my fans and I feel the urge to surprise them each time I come up on the stage. It’s more motivating.
You have been selected to create the anthem of UEFA Euro 2016 tournament and recently, there was a buzz that you want football aficionados and their music to be in the core of the track... How far have you progressed?
I’m so excited to be working towards uniting fans in Europe. UEFA EURO 2016 is all about the fans and I want to put them at the heart of everything, especially the song. Music, like sport brings people together, so I’m trying something very special and asking people around the world to unite and add their voices to this anthem.
You have collaborated with so many artists across the world, who is the next artist you’ll be working with?
I started a record with Hozier, and I would really love to get back in the studio with him. His record was the most amazing one of 2014.
It was so full of emotion, and my thing is to combine emotion with the energy of dance music. That was always my winning ticket, if I could say, my trick to have dark, emotional elements and also happy, energetic elements together.
Where do you see yourself ten years from now?
DJing on the moon maybe! On a serious note, I’d love to get new producers discovered and introduce a brand new sound. DJing is a different job now. When we do a show, it’s a concert, and we’re selling ourselves as artists and not DJs.
Now I’m trying to look for a way to go against the established format again because I think the essence of dance music is to go against formats.
I think the challenge of the upcoming year for dance music is to go against our own format.
It’s like we came such a long way to get there and be respected as much as hip-hop and rock, but now what are we going to do with it? I’m trying to combine urban rhythms with electronic music.
EDM was super-exciting because it was so new and different. And now I feel the need to change the formula again, you know? I am making a lot of new music at the moment.
It’s an exciting time for me again. The success of Hey Mama is great because it makes me want to create more records like this.