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David Guetta Hits Back At Deadmau5 Over 'Button Pusher' Accusations

Claims he plays original music during sets...

David Guetta Hits Back At Deadmau5 Over 'Button Pusher' Accusations
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David Guetta has hit back at claims made by DJ Deadmau5, who reportedly hinted that the hitmaker doesn't play original content during his performances and only pushes buttons on his iPod.

Deadmau5 criticised Guetta's sets saying he only needed "Two iPods and a mixer" before adding: "We all hit play", in his interview with Rolling Stone, accusing the chart-topping DJ of not giving fans a genuine performance.

However, Guetta, whose hits include 'Without You,' 'Where Them Girls At' and 'Titanium' has defended himself saying he only plays songs that have been personally mixed by him and doesn't cheat his fans out of a real set.

"For so many years I DJed in clubs and learned the hard way. The big DJs start by being bedroom producers and they have a hit and suddenly start playing in front of thousands of people," Guetta told Vibe magazine.

"But the way I did it was by working six nights, playing eight hours sets every night. I've learned a lot about how to communicate with the crowd, so when my music crossed over that stayed. The connection with the people is what makes the difference for me."

Guetta then went on to explain that hip-hop DJs aren't criticised for playing other artists' music but says it's just a different type of art.

"If you listen to a hip-hop DJ, he's not playing his own music. It makes a huge difference. When I perform, everything you hear is me playing my own music," he continued.

"You'll hear unreleased music; every record I play, I will edit and use parts of another record to make it unique. I'm not gonna play what you hear on the radio."

The 44-year-old hitmaker has worked with the likes of Chris Brown, Jessie J, Sia, Flo Rida and Snoop Dogg and has clocked up two number one albums. He recently hit back at critics of his popular dance music who claim he has sold-out.

"If you’re passionate about something then you should share it with other people," he said earlier this year.

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