MIAMI — French beatsmith David Guetta and his wife Cathy plan to launch their clubber power-party brand in the U.S. in a big way. Called "F--- Me I'm Famous," it's named after the electronic dance music party that takes place every year as part of the summer EDM circuit in Ibiza, Spain.
On Saturday (March 26) at Club Mansion in Miami, Cathy and David delivered a brand debut of sorts for attendees of Miami Music Week. The Guettas and record label EMI have signed a global partnership to promote F.M.I.F. events around the world, and they're banking on seeing it blossom here in the States.
With frequent collaborator and friend will.i.am and Dutch house-music producer Sidney Sampson by his side, David Guetta took to the decks just after 1 a.m. Saturday and charged into a vicious Afrojack tune, followed by his hit single "One Love" and "Gettin' Over You," the chorus of which fans in the house knew by heart. As Guetta dropped out the sound, the audience belted out Fergie's vocals without missing a beat.
After spinning hit singles "Sexy Chick" and Flo Rida's "Club Can't Handle Me," Guetta dropped in his fiery mix of Far East Movement's "Like a G6," a joint the DJ/producer has no plans to release but which he's shared with lil' brother Afrojack for their touring gigs. The Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" followed.
Notably, will.i.am joined DG onstage to repeatedly lend the vocal "Everybody!" and a set of freestyle bars on what's possibly a new song, a banger with a progressive break that peaks into a driving house tune after LMFAO vocals announce, "I'm David Guetta, bitch!"
So club fans, rejoice: More F--- Me I'm Famous parties are right around the corner. When we caught up with Guetta on Friday afternoon, he was pleased to announce the brand has found a home in Las Vegas.
"I'm super-excited about this, the F--- Me I'm Famous party," Guetta said. "I'm taking over Vegas. This is gonna be crazy. We are starting a pool party at Wet Republic, and that's gonna be every Sunday.
"It's the first time we are gonna do a residency like this, except in Ibiza. We're gonna do also three really big concerts at the Joint [at the Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino]. We have one for Memorial Day. That's gonna be a big thing. We're gonna come with the whole production from Europe. So this is probably an important moment for our brand, F--- Me I'm Famous, starting to find a life and a home in America.
The F--- Me I'm Famous party at Wet Republic in Las Vegas will open April 10 and run Sundays through May 1, according to Wet Republic Las Vegas' website.
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