David Guetta's Essential Mix Goes Back To His House Roots

With David Guetta's DJ career spanning over 25 years, it is easy to forget the house roots that helped him gain the world's attention. While David is now a fixture on commercial crossover radio, with collaborations with artists such as Nicki Minaj, Sia, Flo Rida and John Legend the beginnings of the Parisian DJ dates back to the mid-80s, playing vinyl house records in the small clubs of Paris. Now he is one of the biggest electronic pop stars on the planet, and when he stepped up to the Essential Mix this week, no one expected him to rock an 'influences' inspired house set.

"This is what I used to play when I first started to DJ," Guetta introduces. "It brought me back to some amazing memories from the time when I started playing house music in 1988 until now. A lot has changed, but my heart is still the same."

David Guetta's two-hour mix was anything but a 'greatest hits' mix, offering an insight into the history of house music and the house tracks that inspired David's career. If you don't dig the mega-electronic pop star David Guetta, there is a high chance you will love the David Guetta that we can hear in this Essential Mix. Listen below and grab a hold of this absolutely memorable tracklist.

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David Guetta's 'Influences' Essential Mix tracklist

1. Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body (Original Mix) [Trax Records]
2. Black Riot – A Day In The Life (Club Mix) [Fourth Floor Records]
3. Adonis – No Way Back (Vocal) [Trax Records]
4. LNR – Work It To The Bone (Vocal) [House Jam Records]
5. Funky Green Dogs – Fired Up (Murk's Original Groove) [Twisted America Records]
6. X-Press 2 – Muzik X-Press (Original Mix) [Junior Boys Own]
7. Lil' Louis – French Kiss (Extended Mix) [FFRR]
8. Kenlou – The Bounce (Original Mix) x In Da House (Cong-A- Pella) [MAW Records]
9. Ultra Naté – Free (Mood II Swing Vocal Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
10. Ralphi Rosario – You Used To Hold Me (feat. Xavier Gold) (Original Mix) [Hot Mix 5 Records]
11. Danny Tenaglia – Elements (The DTour) [Twisted America Records]
12. Murk pres. Liberty City – If You Really Love Someone (Original Mix) [Tribal America]
13. Aly-Us – Follow Me (Club Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
14. George Morel – Let's Groove (Original Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
15. Hardrive – Deep Inside (Original Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
16. Masters at Work – I Can't Get No Sleep (Ken/Lou 12″ Mix) [Cutting Records]
17. Joe Smooth – Promised Land (feat. Anthony Thomas) (Club Mix) [D.J. International Records]
18. Alcatraz – Give Me Luv (Original Mix) [Yoshitoshi Recordings]
19. Lil' Mo' Yin Yang – Reach (Yin Yang Dub) [Strictly Rhythm]
20. DJ Sneak – Get Da Ho (Original Mix) [Houseguest Music]
21. Cevin Fisher – The Way We Used To (Original Hard Mix) [Subversive]
22. Paperclip People – Throw (Original Mix) [Open]
23. Laurent Garnier – The Man With The Red Face (Original Mix) [F Communications]