Martin Solveig Details
Like so many, Martin’s love affair with music began at an early age. Influenced by luminaries such as Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Wonder and Serge Gainsbourg, his eccentric taste and non-conformist attitude have been the backbone of what he is today – a multi-faceted artist. He sings, he produces, he deejays, he acts and 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.