There is no box and no pigeonhole for Martin Solveig, he is an artist in a class of his own, and this is exactly how he prefers it. With this in mind, he is an award winning producer, songwriter, singer and a man that commands headline performances the world over.
Like so many, Martin’s love affair with music began at an early age, and influenced by luminaries such as Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Wonder and Serge Gainsbourg. His eccentric taste and non--conformist attitude have been the backbone to
what he is today.
Aged 21, Solveig started his own label called Mixture Stereophonic & released ‘Heart of Africa’. The track went on to sell 10,000 copies that offered 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 catapulted his international 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’, indicating quite clearly that Martin Solveig had well and truly arrived. A household name, heard more than hourly on the radio in France and around the globe. Relentless touring ensued and with it a new art Martin mastered as he did with everything he threw his hands to – Live concerts! He was awarded the Chevalier Des Arts et Des Lettres for his contribution to the arts in his homeland and across the world, and appreciation for Solveig’s work became greater than ever, having also scooped the Artiste de Musiques Electroniques de l’Annee award at the French Victoires de la Musique in 2009.
Martin’s most recent album ‘C’est La Vie’ proved itself the most successful long player to date and sold in excess of 300,000 copies, with several big production videos accompanying it. ‘Boys & Girls’, which was included in later special editions of the album, was shot at Jean-- Paul Gaultier’s ‘Maison De Couture’, and has gone on to amass millions of hits on Youtube.
As a New Year beckons, so does a super exciting chapter for Martin Solveig. He’s flying with what is proving to be yet another hit record – ‘Hello’, which is already topping charts across Europe and achieving multiple plays on the biggest radio stations. Alongside this is the ‘Smash’ video series, again clocking up millions of hits and generating a buzz and demand for Solveig that has not been witnessed before. An album bearing the same title is on it’s way for a waiting
Ladies and Gentlemen – This is Martin Solveig.