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Martin Solveig debuts BLOW (11/21/14)
There's something on Martin Solveig's website you seriously have to see. And trust us, Solveig is having plenty of fun with it.
"Ladies and gentlemen, Mesdames et Messieurs, the wait is finally over," Solveig announces online. "Following months of preparation, an unfortunate incident with a festival CO2 cannon, 3 outrageous celebrity commercials and 1 hysterical dance tutorial, Martin Solveig and Laidback Luke round off the year in truly immaculate style, with arguably the most creative, quirky and outright hilarious video project ever seen."
That project, by the way, is for "BLOW (The Spray of Life)," and was documented by everyone from noted Internet gossip columnists to MTV and major radio outlets. Superstar DJs like Carnage and Steve Aoki, Benny Benassi and others also turned BLOW into a worldwide craze.
Beyond the video projects, it's rumored that Solveig has also been working on a new album. His reps have been keeping a tight lid on any info, but the rumor mill has definitely started churning on what's being called a 'back-to-roots' album.
Along with the album, it's also been said that Solveig is also planning a worldwide tour at the end of 2015. This certainly isn't the first time all these reports have surfaced regarding recording sessions and touring, but fans are certainly anxiously awaiting whatever comes next in the world of Martin Solveig.
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How do you go from singing in the church choir and studying classical music to becoming one of the top electro-house DJs in the world? Just ask Martin Laurent Picandent, better known by the stage name Martin Solveig.
By the age of 13, Solveig was spinning turntables like he'd been doing it his entire life. By 18, he was working some of the most popular clubs in Paris includuing L'Enfer, Le Queen and Les Bains Douches. But his big break came in 2011 when he worked with Bob Sinclair on "Africanism," contributing the track "Edony" to the album. The single, of course, was a hit. Solveig only looked forward.
It was following college that the DJ decided to release his own full-length record. The album "Sur la Terre" bowed in 2002 on his own label, "Mixture," and was produced with both live and electronic instruments. In 2004 he moved more toward American funk and rock, releasing "Rocking Music" (sung by Jay Sebag). His next full-length, "Hedonist," came the following year.
With four studio projects to his name, including 2011's "Smash," it would seem that Solveig had a good thing going. But he added another dimension to his name (and to his resume) when he was officially named as one of the producers for Madonna's studio album, "MDNA." He embraced what he called the 'welcome education and seasoning,' noting that the project gave him a bit more maturity and experience in the collaboration with an artist on Madonna's level.
Following the pairing with The Material Girl, Solveig also experienced a rise in popularity that helped him become the in-house DJ for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards. His upcoming tour dates include a stop at Chicagoland Speedway for the Electric Daisy Carnival and a gig at the Valley View Casino in San Diego, California.
Martin Solveig Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|The Night Out||2012|
|Hello (remix Parts)||2011|
|Ready 2 Go (feat. Kele)||2011|
|Boys & Girls||2009|
|C'est la vie||2008|
|I Want U||2008|
|C'est la vie||2008|
|Rejection (The Club Remixes)||2007|
|Martin Solveig in the House||2006|
|I'm a Good Man||2004|
|Sur la Terre||2002|
|Heart of Africa, Volume 1||2000|
Top 10 Martin Solveig Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|2||The Night Out||51,133||12,281|
|3||The Night Out (Madeon Remix)||42,309||7,910|
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Martin Solveig Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 04/17/2015 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/17/2015 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 03/28/2015 Miami FL 11Even Miami 03/27/2015 Miami FL Grand Central
Martin Solveig Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/31/2014 Miami Beach FL W South Beach 09/27/2014 Las Vegas NV Surrender Nightclub 09/21/2014 Las Vegas NV Encore Beach Club 09/06/2014 Antwerp Nieuw Zuid 08/23/2014 Ibiza 07 Pacha 08/16/2014 Las Vegas NV Encore Beach Club 08/15/2014 Las Vegas NV Xs The Nightclub At Encore 07/30/2014 Barcelona Spain Opium Barcelona 07/25/2014 Boom Antwerp Recreation Area De Schorre 07/18/2014 Boom Antwerp Recreation Area De Schorre 07/05/2014 Miami Beach FL Fontainebleau Miami Beach 06/29/2014 Antwerp Nieuw Zuid 06/23/2014 Las Vegas NV Encore Beach Club 06/14/2014 Las Vegas NV Surrender Nightclub 06/13/2014 New York NY Pacha NYC 05/04/2014 Mexico City Dif Arena Ciudad de Mexico 03/29/2014 Chicago IL The Mid 03/28/2014 Las Vegas NV Xs The Nightclub At Encore
Martin Solveig Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 11/09/2013 New York NY Webster Hall 11/07/2013 Miami Beach FL Fontainebleau Miami Beach 10/02/2013 Dusseldorf NW Nachresidenz 09/21/2013 Las Vegas NV Encore Beach Club 08/30/2013 New York NY Randalls Island 08/30/2013 New York NY Randalls Island 08/18/2013 Agde Amnesia 08/11/2013 Las Vegas NV Xs The Nightclub At Encore 07/26/2013 Boom Antwerp Recreation Area De Schorre 07/20/2013 Riccione Aquafan Riccione 07/13/2013 Las Vegas NV Xs The Nightclub At Encore 07/11/2013 Quebec QC Plains Of Abraham 05/31/2013 San Francisco CA Ruby Skye 05/25/2013 San Diego CA Valley View Casino Center 05/24/2013 Joliet IL Chicagoland Speedway 04/18/2013 Nashville IN Mikes Music and Dance Barn 04/07/2013 Santa Ana CA Yost Theater 04/07/2013 San Diego CA Voyeur 04/06/2013 Las Vegas NV Xs The Nightclub At Encore 03/15/2013 Miami FL Bayfront Park 03/15/2013 Toronto ON Sound Academy 03/02/2013 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome
Martin Solveig Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 11/15/2012 Charlotte NC Time Warner Cable Arena 11/10/2012 New York NY Pacha NYC 11/09/2012 Mexico City Dif Hipdromo de las Amricas 10/31/2012 Chicago IL Studio Paris 10/27/2012 San Bernardino CA Nos Events Center 10/26/2012 Mesa AZ Mesa Amphitheatre 10/14/2012 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 10/13/2012 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 10/07/2012 San Francisco CA Ruby Skye 09/29/2012 Vancouver BC Celebrities Nightclub 09/28/2012 Edmonton AB Edmonton Event Centre 09/02/2012 San Diego CA Hard Rock Hotel 08/31/2012 New York NY Randalls Island 08/31/2012 Miami Beach FL Liv Nightclub 07/27/2012 Boom Antwerp Recreation Area De Schorre 06/08/2012 Chicago IL The Mid 03/31/2012 New York NY Terminal 5
Martin Solveig Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 11/23/2011 Chicago IL Enclave Chicago 11/18/2011 San Francisco CA Ruby Skye