David Guetta Says He’s Becoming Tired Of That Same ‘128BPM’ EDM

David Guetta has long been a purveyor of commercial dance music, ever since his collaborations with Black Eyed Peas, Akon, Kid Cudi and more captured the attention of audiences worldwide, and catapulted the French veteran into a whole new world of fame. His pop productions, along with his progressive and electro house productions have contributed massively to the electronic music genre, whether some people like it or not.

However, in a recent interview with Independent, Guetta has said he’s getting tired of the same 128BPM sound.

I’m going to be honest, in the two last years that same 128bpm EDM was starting to make me tired. Everybody was playing it. So now I’m happy, I think it’s amazing moment for music because it’s the end of a cycle, but that also means the beginning of another one. And I think we can all be experimental, people want new sounds and they’re ready for new ones.

This is what dance music is meant to be, and I love it. I can remember when I started to make house music, it’s because I didn’t like that pop music was so formatted. When EDM became more formulaic than pop I thought ‘This is crazy!’.

The comments from the superstar DJ and producer are a little hard to swallow, considering most of his career has been based off the same ‘128BPM’ sound, and even his recently released collaboration with ‘2U’ is nothing short of commercial or formulaic.

Guetta also talks about switching it up and making music that he believes in rather than following the rules.

At the beginning of house music, it was all about being credible. When I started to make music and cross over I started to receive some criticism. So I said, ‘look, I’m not trying to be credible, I’m trying to be in-credible’. I think anybody that is going to do something a bit out of the box is always going to be criticised, but at the end of the day that’s the only thing that matters.

You can be a good little boy who follows the rules, but you’re never going to do anything interesting with your life. I make the music that I believe in, the music that I love, that I wanna share with people. And I’m not forcing anyone to listen to it.

Discussing his upcoming album and how relevant it is to make a record today, Guetta says:

As an artist I can tour on my singles and people will create their own playlists. But I still love the album as an artistic statement, telling a story, making sense. When you put singles out it’s also like you almost have an obligation to get results.

Making an album also allows me to put songs on that, maybe they’re not the most obvious radio single – but at the same time I love them. If I only thought of the biggest hits, maybe I would not have released “Titanium”. Because today that’s one of the biggest records of my career, but when we released it, it was single number five or something on the album. We never thought it was going to do that well.

Check out the full interview here.