People are still talking about David Guetta's last Miami gig, at Cameo during this past spring's Winter Music Conference. The mess at the door was nearly unparalleled, and the sardine-squished crowd thrashed to funky, dirty house beats until nearly dawn. The party, after all, was a special WMC edition of Guetta's legendary Ibiza gig — and how could anyone in Miami resist a night called Fuck Me, I'm Famous?
Cheeky names aside, Guetta is the jet set's DJ of choice for good reason: He specializes in feel-good sets so melodic and building that dancing becomes nearly mandatory. A Paris native, Guetta first discovered acid house and Chicago house as a teenager when it filtered to France in the late Eighties. In 1992, at one of his own club nights, Guetta met Chicago legend Robert Owens, who soon graced a track for the former with his unmistakable croon. The result was "Up and Away," which paved the way for the jacking, soulful groove that would forever stamp Guetta's originals.
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In 2001 Guetta met gospel singer Chris Willis, and the rest was history. On Guetta hits like "Just a Little More Love" and, most recently, "After the Love Is Gone," Willis, with his robust, impassioned singing, was like a pied piper to the dance floor. Clubbers followed — en masse. Saturday night's set should draw such a sleek, up-for-it crowd that we guarantee, if you choose, you will get lucky — famous or not.