With how rapidly David Guetta was becoming the butt of every joke in the world of EDM, he had to do something to re-establish his credibility. This past weekend, he did just that, by delivering an “Influences” Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 that’s chock full of the ’80s house and techno that inspired him to become a DJ in the first place.
We’ve briefly mentioned Guetta’s illustrious musical history recently, and it looks like the proper house bug has bit him again as the mix features some amazing classics. DJ Sneak and Laurent Garnier grace the many seminal names on the track list, all of whom contribute to the retro wonkiness of the mix as a whole. If Guetta feels it necessary to go to these kinds of measures to appeal to an increasingly discerning world of music fans, we’re not complaining.
So, expand your knowledge of classic dance music by checking out David Guetta‘s BBC Radio 1 Influences Essential Mix, and if you dig a song, then find it using the tracklist below.
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]