Review: David Guetta at the Hollywood Palladium 11/20/10
French super-producer and DJ David Guetta invaded Hollywood, California this past Saturday, November 20, playing a 90-minute set for a sold out audience. The event, presented by Insomniac Events, featured opening sets by Joaquin Bamaca and the DJ duo Manufactured Superstars.
The venue did not truly hit capacity until just a few minutes before Guetta took the DJ throne. He opened with his two biggest American pop hits at the moment, “Gettin’ Over You” and the Flo Rida-assisted “Club Can’t Handle Me.” After receiving thunderous applause from an undoubtedly young audience, Guetta transformed his set to include more minimal and tech house offerings, many of which were unreleased and reinvigorated excitement for future Guetta releases.
Fortunately, David’s set was more Ibiza than Coachella. While he primarily span Top 40 records at the Indio, CA-based music festival, this set featured his signature LED-embedded and laser-pointing dancing robots, as well as surprise guests you’d be lucky to encounter in the Spanish party island, let alone Hollywood, California: half of the Black Eyed Peas.
will.I.am and fellow MC apl.de.ap joined Guetta on stage for a combined hour as they span energetic electro hip-hop beats, including the Black Eyed Peas’ latest house-infused single, “The Time (Dirty Bit).” Perhaps the standout hit of the night, however, was will.I.am’s closing number: Daft Punk‘s “One More Time” leading into the massive club smash, “One” by Swedish House Mafia.
On what marked the final night of his American tour, David Guetta thanked the crowd for their support and expressed his love for LA. The crowd left the venue with smiles on their faces. For Guetta this meant yet another club performance under his belt further confirming his reign as the King of Dance Music.
David Guetta‘s re-release of 2009’s wildly popular electro-pop album One Love, aptly titled One More Love, hits stores December 7, 2010. It is available for pre-order at Amazon.com. For more information on David Guetta, check out his official web site and Twitter account.
Photo Credit: Andrew Silberstein