DJs taking over the charts in the U.S.
With the rise of electronic dance music in the 2012 popular charts (U.S.), underground DJs are becoming very well known in pop music.
One of the most popular is David Guetta, french DJ who started out in Europe’s house music and trance clubs (1990), later on being promoted to holiday resorts like Ibiza (Spain), Ayia Napa (Greece) - wich are now known as ‘party capitals’ for the dance music scene. In the last few years, he also worked together with famous artists such as Rihanna, Usher, Nicki Minaj and Madonna.
At this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony, DJs David Guetta, Deadmau5, rappers Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and rockers The Foo Fighters, all took part in the first tribute to dance music.
Among other DJs climbing to the top of the charts are Sebastian Ingrosso (Sweden), Paul Oakenfold (GB) and newcomer dubstep DJ Datsik (Canada) - all crediting Coachella for being an important platform in the evolution of dance music in America, while using the festival’s crowd as a testing ground for new music.