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- Posted on Jul 2nd 2010 3:00PM by Steve Baltin
What prompted Guett'a reflective mood was an Activision E3 party where he shared the stage with music superstars like Eminem, Usher, Jane's Addiction, Chris Cornell and more, all of whom were celebrating their involvement in upcoming Activision games. Guetta will, not surprisingly, be featured in 'DJ Hero 2,' due in the fall, and he's getting the full video game treatment.
"I loved it. They give you a suit that [makes] you look like a fly or something, it's so black. They film you from every angle so they can capture the way you move," he says. "After they scan you, they put your face and body on the skeleton so that your image moves the way you move. It's like looking at myself moving. I was like, 'That's actually me.' It's crazy."
Guetta has two kids who are not quite old enough yet to appreciate their dad becoming a video game character, but he definitely wanted to share the news with them. "I was only thinking of that when I did the motion caption thing," he says. "I was like, 'Oh my god, I wish my son was a little more years so he could see it.' But I came back and explained it. He was like, 'Yeah, that's so cool.'"
Cool factor aside, Guetta was very impressed with the game and Activision. "They did with the game what I did with my album, which is merging and creating a bridge between electronic music from Europe and urban culture from America, so I love that," he says. "I think it's going to open minds like that. I trust them a lot. The producers that are making the mixes are absolutely amazing. Anything that is gonna help DJ culture to grow, I'm up for it."
Of course, Guetta is doing a lot on his own to help DJ culture blow up here in the States with his collaborations, including an upcoming one with Flo Rida. In the new video for Kelly Rowland's 'Commander,' he undergoes a 'Transformers'-like metamorphosis, turning into a mixer. While plenty of artists have made it to being video game avatars, few have been Transformers. Guetta's reasoning for that honor? "DJs are the new rock stars," he says.