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First Listen: David Guetta, 'One Love (Bonus Mix)'

Hear The U.S. Premiere Of Guetta's European Release

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David Guetta.

Ellen Von Unwerth

David Guetta is famous, and his "F— Me I'm Famous" parties in the world's dance-music Mecca have helped make that happen. The DJ and producer started spinning records in French nightclubs when he was only 17; now, at 42, he's risen to the top of the nightclub world, hosting weekly productions at Ibiza's Pacha, one of the most fashionable venues in the world. His rise to fame was long and gradual, as he championed hip-hop and house in French clubs in the '80s and '90s by DJing, producing and managing music at clubs like Le Centrale and Le Boy. Then, in 2001, Guetta released "Just a Little More Love," a single featuring Chris Willis that caught fire on the club circuit and solidified Guetta's presence in the dance-music world. His ability to mix Top 40 pop music with more aggressive electro sounds helps him bridge the gap between the underground house scene and the mainstream, through productions with The Black Eyed Peas, Kid Cudi and Kelis, to name a few.

This mix is featured on a deluxe edition of his most recent album, One Love, that was released exclusively in Europe. The hour-long set features three bonus cuts left off the U.S. release, and provides a good indication of the type of tracks heard in his sets at Pacha.