After eluding the annals of popular dance music for practically ever, France finally got with the program in the late '90s thanks to a quirky little duo by the name of Daft Punk. It didn't take long after that for France to grow its own crop of DJ superstars, the prime example of which is David Guetta. A veteran DJ of the early-'90s Parisian hip-hop and house scenes, Guetta got his big break in 2002 with his debut studio album, Just a Little More Love, and the eponymous track that catapulted him to international fame.
Fast-forward to the end of the decade and Guetta boasts production credits like the Black Eyed Peas' ubiquitous hit "I Gotta Feeling," and sits at the top of DJ Magazine's "Best DJ" list. His fourth studio album, One Love, was released this past August and has only garnered the DJ/producer further global renown. The second single from the album, "Sexy Bitch," has topped international dance and pop music charts this year, with regular radio airplay, too, thanks in part to a guest vocal from Akon. Join Guetta for a night of sexed-up pop-house when he swings by Mansion this Saturday.
David Guetta. Saturday, November 28. Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Doors open at 11 p.m. Tickets cost $80 in advance from wantickets.com. Ages 21+ with ID. 305-531-5535; mansionmiami.com