THE TRUTH BEHIND DAVID GUETTA – AS TOLD BY JOACHIM GARRAUD &

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Post Gigo29 May 2010, 15:57

Here guys, I found this..maybe you will find it interesting to read :)


• THE TRUTH BEHIND DAVID GUETTA – AS TOLD BY JOACHIM GARRAUD & TOCADISCO

Here we go! The question that everyone was too scared to ask Guetta – Goldenboy of Ready2move.be asked:

QUESTION/GOLDENBOY: Here is a personal question – what is the role of each of you and David Guetta in studio

ANSWER/JOACHIM GARRAUD: This is not a personal question. David is not a musician, this is not a technician, so he comes over with ideas, samples, textures, sounds, etc., after they together and realizes it's true that I am behind the machines since it is my machinery and my studio. But the past two years (mid 2005-2007), David has progressed whereas before he met me he had no computer.


There is our answer. David Guetta definitively did not make his own music, including, but not limited to Just A Little More Love by David Guetta (released in 2001), or Guettablaster Album (released in 2004).

Dance Music X-posed recently sent out a newsletter on this topic and received replies from none other than Guetta Collaborator – TOCADISCO & JOACHIM GARRAUD!

Joachim Garraud confirmed with us that he did indeed make this comment and the reporter’s comments were accurate.

It was additionally confirmed by Dance Music X-Posed that David Guetta begun Piano Lessons sometime in 2007.

Joachim stated, verbatim:

“Now, we are 9 years later, and the situation has changed. David learned so fast, he practice every day with his laptop since 1999, and now, he's doing his own stuff by himself.
100% alone. You don't need to learned (sic) playing keyboard or guitar or drums to compose and produce tracks in the electronic music today. Do you think Axwell, Steve Angello or Eric Prydz are keyboard players? Are they Sound Engineer too ? Same for David. So, in 2008, when he answered : I use Logic, I use Live ...... he's right ! He's doing his stuff alone. And to be honest, I'm not sure David needs me again to produce his new album. May be in the final process but I already wrote and produced more than 10 tracks for his new album without any help !!”

As you clearly note, Joachim is attempting to cover up the deception of the past releases under the guise that 9 years later, David can apparently compose music himself… However, Joachim contradicts himself in the latter stages of this mail when Joachim notes ‘I already wrote and produced more than 10 tracks for his new album’. Furthermore, we here at Dance Music X-Posed found it interesting that Joachim implicated Axwell, Steve Angello, and Eric Prydz as well!

Thus far, attempt to contact the trio have been unsuccessful and, moreover, we have no solid evidence to support Garraud’s Claims whereas Axwell & Prydz are both respected musicians in the industry.


However, for the purpose of this article, our investigation proves conclusively that Guetta did not produce, compose any of the material on Just A Little More Love or Guettablaster

I had the pleasure of corresponding with famed DJ/Producer Tocadisco/Roman Böer on this subject matter… Böer has had a long relationship with the aforementioned French DJ ARTIST David Guetta, including ghost production.

Dance Music X-Posed reached out to Böer with this question -- did we ever get an earth shattering reply!

Dance Music X-Posed / QUESTION: I want to know what makes David Guetta an artist on a song he does nothing on! Doesn’t play one note! Doesn’t Sing! Doesn’t write!

DJ/Producer Tocadisco/Roman Böer / ANSWER: “HAHAHA... Welcome to music business... David is the performer... the entertainer... the face...If you go through music history you’ll find lots of examples in any music form where you have people that "just" perform "other" people's song. Most of the DJs are not musicians but they need to come up with productions today to stay in the game. So they look for people that can write music or know how to work with music programs. Being a famous DJ today includes working with contracts, travel agents, managers, record companies, designers, photographers... Most of the "big names" have a whole company of people working for them. The idea of being a DJ...IS "playing other people's music". Then you can start asking why are DJ's famous anyways...?!

Its about the person, character, the performance... Nobody cares if its your track or other people's tracks as long as the party is good...”

How much more a direct and honest reply does one need than that… Of course, we could have dug deeper to enquire if Böer in fact composes his own music – which is ghost produced for Guetta – however, we are compelled to leave him alone and give him the benefit of the doubt given his above noted answer.

As I have noted earlier, to compare what David Guetta – and countless other yet to be named DJ ARTISTS -- has done is similarly deceptive, misleading, and fraudulent in nature to The Milli Vanilli Project. Therefore, let’s examine the Milli Vanilli Project and, thereafter, compare it to what we now know is the truth of the David Guetta Project (from 1999-2004 when he indisputably could not compose a track himself).






• DAVID GUETTA – THE FACE, THE IMAGE, THE ENTERTAINER & JUST A LITTLE MORE LOVE

Throughout the 1990s, David Guetta was a successful Club Promoter/Owner/DJ who had invented the now infamous party “FUCK ME I’M FAMOUS’. In the latter part of 1999, various heads of Radio FG had advised Guetta that he had to get a production out with his own name on it and build himself as an artist. Shortly thereafter, David Guetta was introduced to Joachim Garraud whom had a studio in downtown Paris and a knack for electronic music, plus a pedigree of an education in musicology (7 years at the Academy of Music Percussion and Piano). David thereafter explained to Joachim what he wanted to accomplish as an artist leveraging his marketable image, contacts, and overall marketability and he needed Garraud to compose and produce the musical tracks for the “David Guetta Brand” while Guetta would search for a singer/songwriter to slap his vocals on Garraud’s Music.

Joachim agreed. Shortly thereafter, David Guetta met a relatively unknown gospel singer, Chris Willis. Guetta stated to Willis, “Hey, I just met this guy Joachim Garraud, and he has his own studio. Maybe you can come by and try to record something on some music for us?”. As it turned out, Willis was staying at a hotel right across the street from Garraud’s Studio and accepted..

Upon arrival at the studio, Joachim played an instrumental track for Willis and noted that “I have some idea with this… ‘Hand in hand’”… Minutes thereafter, without assistance, Willis wrote – and recorded – ‘Just A Little More Love’.

It was released as Just A Little More Love by David Guetta. The concept behind making Guetta the artist – rather than Willis or Garraud (whom is an obese male while David Guetta had the body of Michelangelo) – was that Guetta had the more marketable image, an attractive man in his early 30s which would further appeal to women, girls, and the gay audience which David had become renowned in as a result of his promotions, dj gigs, and clubs.. Additionally, Garraud had a family and did not wish to leave them for extended periods of time (see, interview with Goldenboy/question: You have a big family (four children!), How come you still at the present time to reconcile your life Dj Producer with your privacy? Joachim Garraud serait-il un surhomme ? Joachim Garraud would be a superman?
Garraud:Non, je ne suis pas un surhomme, j’ai la chance d’avoir besoin de très peu de sommeil par nuit. No, I'm not a superman, I am lucky enough to need very little sleep per night. Je dors 4 heures par nuit et ça va (durant dix jours, après, j’ai besoin de dormir un peu plus !). I sleep 4 hours a night and it will (for ten days later, I need to sleep a little more!). Ca me permet de concilier le fait d’avoir quatre enfants et de leur donner du temps à chacun et ensemble, et de continuer à faire de la musique, de produire et de faire le Dj à l’autre bout de la terre. It allows me to reconcile the fact of having four children and give them time to each and all, and continue to make music, produce and play DJ at the other end of the earth. J’essaye dans un maximum de cas de concilier les deux. I try in as many cases to reconcile the two. Par exemple, pour le 31 décembre dernier, j'ai fait une tournée à Bali en Indonésie avec toute
la famille !!! For example, to December 31 last year, I made a tour in Bali in Indonesia with the whole family! C’était vraiment super. It was really great. )
Radio FG immediately got on board with the track and it subsequently sold over 250,000 albums. Guetta’s follow up, Guetta Blaster, was also remarkably successful featuring hits such as ‘The World Is Mine’. Once again, Joachim Garraud was the man behind the music.

Later albums, including Pop Life, sold in excess of 2 Million Albums World-wide featuring David as the face of the music, the videos, and album covers. Joachim Garraud has yet to be featured in a music video, or on an album cover despite being responsible for the creation of the music.


PUPPETS, PUPPET MASTERS, MILLI VANILLI VS DAVID GUETTA

As we have already analyzed, Milli Vanilli it was Frank Farian (the producer) who was the puppet master. For the Milli Vanilli Project, Farian chose to feature vocals by Charles Shaw, John Davis, Brad Howell, and twin sisters Jodie and Linda Rocco; however, he felt that those singers lacked a marketable image. Thus, Farian recruited Morvan and Pilatus, two younger and more photogenic model/dancers he found in a Berlin dance club, to front the act (please keep this fresh in mind).
However, one important note – Farian did indeed compose the music himself…

As for David Guetta, “David is the ‘puppet master’” while being a puppet himself, says Tocadisco.

With Morvan and Pilatus, that could dance and move on stage like no other… They were handsome young men that made women faint. There was something electrifying about their image... However, notwithstanding their stage presence, it was not their vocals on the songs that they were credited for. They did not sing a note on the album!

Similarly, Guetta is indisputably the face of his music and has remarkable poise and stage presence. However, he did not play one note of the music on Just A Little More Love or Guettablaster, although he proclaimed to in various interviews including, but not limited to, the interviews noted in this article.

So where is the difference? David acted as both the puppet master and the puppet? Let me ask you this – if Frank Farian had slapped his face on the cover of ‘The Milli Vanilli Project’ as the vocalist, would there have been any difference since he did not sing one note on the record? Definitively not…

In our correspondences with Tocadisco, he likened Guetta to Farian as the ‘Puppet master’, although noting that the difference between Guetta and Farian is that Farian was a musician and composer and Guetta is obviously not. Tocadisco additionally notes “That [Guetta] was not mentioned in the publishing ( I think that’s what you meant) means just that he didn’t write the songs himself.”

I really think we must refer to these as ‘Projects’ as in ‘The Milli Vanilli Project’ and ‘The David Guetta’ Project.

They both clearly have deceptive elements to them. In fact, there are potential legal ramifications that may now be raised for buyers of The Guetta Album(s) and/or attendees of his shows similar to The Milli Vanilli Project under U.S. Consumer Fraud Protection Laws.

To clarify this, we have sought the opinion of Attorneys Patrick J. Perotti & Howard Rabb of Dworken & Bernstein Co. L.P.A., whom represented a class actions suit in Ohio on behalf of the consumers whom purchased The Milli Vanilli Albums.

The suit charges would-be singers Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus, their producers and Arista Records with deceptive sales practices because Pilatus and Morvan were billed as the lead vocalists 'when in fact they were not and did not sign a word on the album."

ABIGAIL BAILEY ON DAVID GUETTA & DEADMAU5:

Ms. Bailey was nice enough to respond to our initial newsletter on Mr. Guetta & Deadmau5 and had this to say on djs:

"I think thats brill!! about time they got exposed for what they are or are in fact NOT!! As for Deamau5, he would not be where he is today if DJs didnt play his music giving him the exposure hes needed to be a success! Talk about bite the hand that feeds you...!!!!"

Joachim Garraud Rebuttal:

We received this reply from Mr. Garraud that he wanted you all to read:

Mr. Pettigrew,

Despite my vain endeavours to make you understand that remarks regarding David Guettta you spread out on Internet (notably on November, 24) are false and libelous and my numerous emails in this respect, I have to notice that you did not intend to change your position stand.

Therefore, insofar as you are, for some obscure reasons, trying to deny David Guetta’s artistic work by using some words I would supposedly have told a journalist, words you erroneously translated and put out of their context, I give you formal notice, due to your position as publishing director of your email called “DEADMAU 5 & DAVID GUETTA – FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION”, to spread my answer as stated below to all the persons who received said email, in accordance with article 6 IV of the French Digital Economy Act, which shall apply in this case.

« David Guetta is co-artistic producer and co-composer of all his tracks of all his albums.

Music producer work is not limited to instrumentalist work, but goes fairly over. Indeed: sounds, color, and artistic orientation choices are almost as important in work creation process.

David Guetta’s creations are full-fledged productions, as Daft Punk’s, Chemical Brother’s or Laurent Garnier’s ones are, and nevertheless none of these DJs is singer. Electronic music is based on programming and not on interpretation. Laptop keys have replaced synthesizer notes and guitar strings.

Since 1999, I have been lucky enough to co-produce David Guetta’s music and to offer my skills to our joint creations.

Since then, we both have taken advantage from the experience of the other and we both have become more independent in creation process. Thus, David Guetta is working on his side on his new album project throughout he is traveling all over the world for his concerts, and I know he has already written, produced and recorded a dozen of tracks, several of which all by himself.

It’s actually lamentable that I have to reply to false remarks made by someone nobody knows and who apparently took false identity to tarnish an artist’s reputation, who is on the other hand known by the public for his artistic talents as author and as producer, and whose huge success apparently makes some people envious ».

Joachim Garraud



CONCLUSION

We have simply reported facts based on interviews conducted by ourselves and others. We are not here to make conclusions for that is your job as the reader.

That said, no one can dispute the facts contained herein since they are all based on the comments of those involved.

WILL YOU CARE OR IS TOCA RIGHT " Nobody cares if its your track or other people's tracks as long as the party is good...”

Enjoy your Holiday Season.


- HERM PETTIGREW
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Post daherbst30 May 2010, 13:08

In the article a guy called "David Guetta" is mentioned quite often - who is he?
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Post I_Feel_The_Vibe01 Jun 2010, 20:15

+1 :lol:
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Post Kosi01 Jun 2010, 20:23

was posted here years ago but one of the most interesting artictles concerning edm
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Post rdest11 Aug 2010, 19:47

One of the most stupidest artciles ever written and either comes from someone who has no grasp on what is required to make it as a DJ/Performer/Artist or a bitter engineer who knows how to programme a track, tweaks eq's or play a melody yet has no creativity past a certain point. Or maybe both.

There are hundreds of people out there who can play the piano yet not everyone can make a timeless song. There thousands of producers out there who can make an arrangement in their bedrooms using blocks and samples yet can't make a killer track. They are also experienced producers out there who have 000,000's of kit yet can't get a mixdown the same as a kid on a laptop. The point is, the person who can pull all this together is the creator he may just use other people to facilitate it.

It's also fair to say that making music is only 50% of being successful in this industry. There has to be a point where your music needs to be marketed or shared with thousands of people in order for a booker to bring you to their gigs.

Considering David Guetta probably had most of the ideas that GG brought to life and then plugged it into his own brand and connections then David Guetta can say he had at least 65-80% input into making it as an artist.

If that was me then I would say that it was my creation.