David Guetta: I was a hippy kid

David Guetta has revealed his mother instilled a hippy spirit in him which has stayed with him throughout his life and believes it's one of the reasons he loves playing Ibiza so much

David Guetta

David Guetta

David Guetta was raised as a hippy and spent his childhood "walking bare foot in Paris".

The 47-year-old superstar DJ has revealed his mother was a bohemian character and he believes his love of Ibiza comes from his upbringing.

Talking on BBC Radio 1's 'Made in Ibiza' series, he said: "My mum was a hippy, so I was raised like this ... I was walking bare foot in Paris when I was a child, but I love that vibe."

Guetta believes 'The White Island' still has a "hippy heritage" and that's what makes the clubbers' paradise such a special place.

He explained: "I think the hippy heritage of Ibiza left something that is very unique ... I love the fact there's a hippy heritage. I love that the underground scene is still very strong and I love the fact that there's still so many different types of music in Ibiza and that people are so open-minded."

Guetta feels as though he owes much of his success to his time spent playing clubs in Ibiza and he loves to go back and perform.

He admitted: "Representing Ibiza from the very early days has helped me a lot in my DJ career ... and it's still a key point of my career. Before I had those hits, I was that guy, the Ibiza DJ."


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