David Guetta dedicates track to George Floyd while live-streaming EDM fundraiser, fans say he's best DJ in world
The popular DJ David Guetta has just finished broadcasting a groovy EDM set live from New York as part of a phenomenal two-hour event, which was also made available for live-streaming throughout the world. Some of the many throbbing remixes that Guetta featured included hits by Madonna, Billie Eilish, Eminem, Guns N' Roses and many other classics, and it was all for a good cause too.
The French DJ David Guetta's United At Home NYC show started as a fundraiser event live on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. All donations made during the music show went to support the World Health Organization, Feeding America, and the French Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris, in the ongoing campaign to curb the Covid-19 pandemic. The livestream event was also raising money for the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, and eventually pulled in close to half a million dollars.
"Everybody around the world, keep donating," said Guetta who noted that 447, 276 dollars had already been raised in financial support at last count. "We're doing something good today. And we're having a blast too!" declared an ecstatic Guetta, before pulling out another pulsating track out of his creative hat.
As part of the incredible Rockefeller Center set that featured a thrilling light show, the Empire State Building was also brightly lit up in neon colors, and synced in time to Guetta's music during portions of the set. Guetta started off the gig with a track dedicated to George Floyd's honor and capped off his 120-minute set with his smash hit, 'Without You', before thanking everyone who was involved in supporting the program, from the numerous sponsors to the millions of fans watching.
This landmark New York City concert was actually Guetta's second United At Home event. The first show took place in Miami and raised over $700,000 for coronavirus relief, besides being seen by millions of fans on social media. "As a DJ, the crowd is the most important part of any show and even though we can’t be together in a club or at a festival, we can use this time to come together in new ways and help those who need it most," Guetta had said in a prior press statement.
Though everyone was still busy self-isolating at home, he succeeded in bringing the global citizens of the world together, uniting under the banner of electrifying music and a sense of community. One fan lauded the set, saying "David Guetta playing absolute fire tunes on the New York City bringing back memories!!! #UnitedatHome."
"Damn! @davidguetta LIVE from NYC is so fucking LIT. Thank you so much for the blast today. Love you man!!!" a viewer said while another follower tweeted, "What a party in New York City! @davidguetta is number 1 amazing DJ right now in the world. #DavidGuetta." One fan exclaimed, "Thank you @davidguettafor another amazing #StayAtHome party!!! It brings #unity through music... we need this right now!!!"
A user observed that these were incredible times to be living in, saying, "Through the magic of technology I just watched David Guetta shout out George Floyd's family from the top of the Rockefeller Center while enjoying his pandemic charity DJ set with my partner who is 500km away from me."
One of his admirers concluded, "David Guetta once again proved he’s one of the best DJs in the world!!"