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

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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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