David Guetta gears up for another massive summer season by giving us a taster of what we should expect to hear at his legendary Fuck Me Iâ€™m Famous parties, with FMIF International Vol 2 released on 4 August 2008 on Ministry of Sound Recordings.
Following on from 2006â€™s huge FMIF album and 2007â€™s pan-European platinum Pop Life, FMIF International 2 showcases what has made Guetta the No1 House DJ on the planet.
Showcasing both aspects of his character, CD1 is packed with peak-time future hits; the hottest platters spun weekly at FMIF in Pacha Ibiza. CD2 takes you on the type of trip David explores in underground spots like Space, Miami, where he recently played an 8-hour set after clubbers refused to leave until well into the afternoon.
Highlights include exclusives from the man himself (â€˜Jack Is Backâ€™ & the Tocadisco mix of his forthcoming single with Chris Willis â€˜Tomorrow Can Waitâ€™), sizzling twelves from Benny Benassi, Eric Prydz, Underworld, Felix Da Housecat and Meckâ€™s â€˜So Strongâ€™, which samples seminal OT Quartetâ€™s early 90s smash â€˜Hold That Sucker Downâ€™.
In the past twelve months, Guetta has established himself firmly in a class of his own, balancing mainstream success with global street credibility. Playing in over 130 countries in just 12 months, his touring regime is tireless. He won a World Music Award (with the live performance beamed to billions across the planet), has been voted the No1 House DJ in the DJ Magazine Top 100 and has taken America by storm. Billboard commented that they havenâ€™t seen anything like it in the past decade â€“ and last yearâ€™s UK smash â€˜Love is Goneâ€™ has become something of a phenomenon, still sitting at No1 on Itunes Dance since its debut in March. The video has enjoyed a staggering 17 million hits on Youtube â€“ and is still growing.
David played to 2 million people at this yearâ€™s carnival in Brazil, an experience even heâ€™d never had before. And just this month, he played at Stade De France for 50,000 fans: the biggest ever electronic music event in the nationâ€™s history, promoted by his wife and FMIF partner, Cathy Guetta.
Though Guetta has long been a household name in his native France itâ€™s only in the past couple of years that the rest of the world caught up. He may now be a multi-million selling producer across Europe, chart-topping recording artist and superstar DJ â€“ but it wasnâ€™t always this way. F*** Me Iâ€™m Famous evolved because he wanted to grab peopleâ€™s attention with a little – how shall we say? – provocation.
The brand started as an ironic name for a party, based on his observations on celebrity culture. Fast forward a few years and the name â€˜Fuck Me Iâ€™m Famousâ€™ has done more than grant David the arena in which to share his talents; itâ€™s almost as globally recognized as he is.
With events now at the Cannes Film Festival, in Shanghai, London and at the Montreal and Monaco Grand Prix, the party, like David, exists in different worlds,
somehow transcending the divisions he observed all those years ago.
â€œThe original idea was to have people who donâ€™t normally mix,â€ says David. â€œClubbing had become like ghettos again, so when it comes to my own night I try to do something different. At my party the social barriers come down. Itâ€™s about being inclusive and giving everyone something exclusive at the same time.â€
Part of the mystique is that A-listers join the pilgrimage to party with hard-core clubbers at the flag-ship event at Pacha Ibiza, fired up by Davidâ€™s skills as an irresistible club DJ. â€œMy wife brings the glamorous people,â€ he admits, â€œand I bring the crazies.â€
The occasional parties proved so successful that this season FMIF is weekly on Thursdays â€“ and is stronger than ever. David is reveling in the residency, which has seen Will.I.Am jamming freestyle and impromptu in the booth with David and Tocadisco.
But while FMIF is all about the mix of people who come to get down, it is equally re-knowned for the caliber of DJs who guest with David – 2ManyDJs, Sharam, Bob Sinclar, Martin Solveig, Laidback Luke, Seb Ingrosso and Steve Angello to name a few this season.
What also makes FMIF parties stand-out is the lavish production and the outrageous performers. Simulated sex on the trapeze could sound sleazy, but done Parisian style, itâ€™s definitely more art-house erotic than top-shelf trash.
And then there is the exceptional artwork. Previously Mondino and Terry Richardson have captured the essence of David and quirky elegance of his stunning wife. This seasonâ€™s theme is celebrating David & Cathyâ€™s enduring marriage â€“ 15 years together â€“ and Ellen Von Unworth has captured their passion perfectly in a photo-story (for the CD booklet).
1. Joachim Garraud – The Rock
2. Dim Chris (Tecktonik) – Sucker (Fred Pellichero Remix)
3. Gregor Salto & Chuckie – Toys Are Nuts
4. Robbie Rivera – Move On
5. David Guetta Feat. Tara McDonald – Delirious (Laidback Luke Remix)
6. Fedde Le Grand & Funkerman Feat. Dorothy & Andy Sherman – 3 Minutes To Explain
7. Who’s Who? – Klack
8. Funkagenda – What The Fuck
9. Sandy Vee – Bleep
10. Felix Da Housecat – Radio (Shinichi Osawa Remix)
11. David Guetta – Jack Is Back
12. Federico Franchi – Pears
13. Joachim Garraud – The Rock
14. David Guetta & Chris Willis Vs. Tocadisco – Tomorrow Can Wait
1. Eric Prydz – Pjanoo
2. Tom Novy Feat. Abigail Bailey – Runaway (Albin Myers Remix)
3. Fragma – Toca’s Miracle (Inpetto 2008 Mix)
4. The Frenchmakers Feat. Andrea Britton – Miracle (Mischa Daniels Remix)
5. Dahlback & Cost – Golden Walls
6. Arias – TQ
7. Meck Feat. Dino – So Strong (Inpetto Remix)
8. Tristan Garner Presents Caribe – Caribe
9. Steve Mac & Paul Harris – You
10. Tom De Neef & Laidback Luke – Humanoidz (Arno Cost & Norman Doray Remix)
11. Underworld – Ring Road (Laidback Luke Remix)
12. KeeMo & Tim Royko Feat. Cosmo Klein – Beautiful Lie (Joachim Garraud Remix)
13. Mark Knight & Funkagenda – Man With The Red Face