No teniendo suficiente con su gran éxito, contratos ultra millonarios, eventos colosales, ahora en una entrevista a el diario El Guardian de Uk, ha dicho que el efecto mainstream es causado por no tomarse la música electrónica en serio y al final remata comparandose irónicamente con el colectivo de Detroit UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE.
Having come from an underground culture that relentlessly analyses itself, the dance music world often frowns upon mainstream commercial success. There are relatively few acts which have managed to combine huge success while retaining credibility. “In a way, this is what killed dance music for so many years,” argues Guetta. “That spirit of wanting to keep this only for ourselves, and anything that’s successful is bad. That culture that goes in a cycle where everybody loves someone and they’re all talking about him, and then in one second, because he’s successful, ‘Ah, fuck him, he’s bullshit!’ What? But you were saying the same guy was a genius last year, now he’s the worst person?”
Guetta doesn’t think it matters that many of the young American kids experiencing an epiphany with dance music don’t appreciate its history. “It’s just different now,” he says. “To us it was underground, it was a subculture, it was a lifestyle, it was all of these things. But these days, it’s not really working like this any more. It took me 20 years to do what I did. Avicii, last year, no one knew who he was. Now he’s the biggest thing on the planet. You understand? It’s totally different.”
For Guetta, dance music’s newfound popularity can only be a good thing. He won’t convince everyone, but few in the industry would deny his phenomenal success in the US has given the industry as a whole a healthy financial boost. “Listen, some people take themselves very, very seriously,” Guetta says. “I’m not a politician, you know what I mean? You remember in the old days you had people like Underground Resistance?” [a late 80s militant dance collective from Detroit]. He pauses and smiles. “I never took myself so seriously.”