‘Hey Now’ – the next opus from Solveig and a masterpiece of aural delight bearing all the hallmarks of yet another summer smash – is now here. It’s the first record Martin has made since ‘The Night Out’ and it’s nothing short of massive!In 2013 Martin will take a more spontaneous approach to delivering his music,collaborations and of course his videos. Having spent three years dedicated to seeing his ‘Smash’ project – and of course his collaboration with Madonna – complete, it’s time to explore new landscapes, and jump on opportunities as and when they arise. It seems there is no rulebook to which Solveig can refer, so instead he’ll write his own!
Hysteria is the only word to describe what ‘that’ big record did to the world and to Martin Solveig. It catapulted the Frenchman from a well-respected DJ into one of the most formidable producers and performers on the planet. The record, of course, was called ‘Hello’ and it’s gone on to clock up over 3 million in sales, win multiple awards, an array platinum and gold discs and become one of the most synched dance records in recent times. Adding to this winning run of achievements, Martin Solveig also laid down 6 tracks for Madonna’s 12th studio album ‘M.D.N.A’,released in early 2012, and accompanied the Queen of Pop herself on her sell-out world tour – one which saw Martin billed as ‘Special Guest’ at no less than 34 dates out of a staggering 88 shows, spanning Europe and North America.
His music videos are renowned as by far the best in their class and his performances continue to electrify audiences in every corner of the globe. From playful DJ to superstar producer, Martin Solveig’s music is as animated as the man himself, so let’s indulge in a spot of history…still in the making.
Like so many, Martin’s love affair with music began at an early age. Influenced byluminaries such as Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Wonder and Serge Gainsbourg, his eccentric taste and non-conformist attitude have been the backbone of what heis today – a multi-faceted artist. He sings, he produces, he deejays, he actsand occasionally he dances too as well as a spot of tennis.
Aged 21, Solveig started his own label called Mixture Stereophonic and released ‘Heart of Africa’. The track went on to sell 10,000 copies, offering a clear signal to Martin that a career in music was well worth pursuing. Martin’s first album, “Sur La Terre” released in 2002, achieved critical acclaim and enabled the Parisian to work with Salif Keita for whom he remixed ‘Madan’, one of 2003’s biggest club anthems. The afro-disco bomb as well as Martin’s new funk-driven ‘Rocking Music’ both helped to catapult his career to a whole new level.
Next up came the Hedonist album, packed with a ream of hit singles such as ‘Everybody’,‘Jealousy’ and ‘Rejection’, and indicating quite clearly that Martin Solveig had well and truly arrived. “C’est La Vie”, Martin’s 3rd studio album was another triumphant success, selling in excess of 300,000 copies and winning over fans from far and wide.
In 2009,Martin was presented with two of the most prestigious accolades any Frenchman could hope to win – the ‘Chevalier Des Arts et Des Lettres’ for his contribution to the arts, and the ‘Artiste de Musiques Electroniques de l’Annee’ award at the French Victoires de la Musique – further testament to his ever-growing popularity and truly forward-thinking music style and creativity.
Martin entered 2012 putting the final touches on his preparations to release his latest masterpiece “SMASH”, an album bursting at the seams with pure fun and frivolity, all capped off with timeless trademark sounds. Involving the undeniable talents of Dragonette, Bloc Party frontman Kele, Sunday Girl plus US whirlwind DEV – it brought Martin to new and dizzying heights.
2013 ushers in another new era for Martin Solveig where not 3 months had passed before he dropped his new record “Hey Now” with The Cataracs and featuring Kyle.With a slew of new music and videos ready to roll out, a Las Vegas residency with XS secured and already underway, plus a tour schedule meticulously mapped out to ensure everyone experiences the Solveig magic, this could be his biggest year yet.