Global multi-platinum selling Parisian artist Martin Solveighas achieved phenomenal success in his 20 years as a DJ, producer and songwriter and still continues to push the boundaries of music with his pioneering ideas. Spending his youth singing in a church choir and studying classical music, Solveig developed a taste for electronic music when he received his first pair of turntables aged 13. He honed his craft in his teens and at the age of 18 became a resident DJ at revered Parisian clubs Le Palace, Les Bains-Douches, L’Enfer and Le Queen.
Solveig’s early production efforts were supported by friend and mentorClaude Monnet. One of his first tracks, the saxophone-filled ‘Heart of Africa’, then caught the eye of numerous influential DJs including Joe Clausell, Frankie Knuckles and Bob Sinclar. Sinclar proceeded to recruit Solveig along with DJ Gregory to produce‘Edony’, resulting in Solveig’s first chart topping single.
Solveig went on to release his debut album ‘Sur La Terre’in 2002. The record was met with critical acclaim and gave Solveig the opportunity to collaborate with artists such as Cunnie Williams and Salif Keita, the latter of whom he wrote the album’s lead single ‘Madan’with. The disco-influenced ‘Rocking Music’soon followed, which was heavily supported by tastemakers such as Mousse T, Pete Tong and Erick Morillo. It became the first track of Solveig’s to break the UK Top 40 Singles Chart and he subsequently took his ‘Rocking Music Tour’ to New York, Sydney, Ibiza, London and Paris.
It was Solveig’s single‘Hello’, featuring Canadian electropop outfit Dragonette, that really launched the Frenchman into superstardom in 2010. The infectious lead track from his album ‘Smash’ charted at #1 in 4 countries and caught the attention of Madonna, who then recruited Solveig to co-produce six tracks on her album, ‘MDNA’. Solveig also accompanied the Queen ofPop on her worldwide tour in 2012. Solveig went on to produce and collaborate with a wide range of artists including Dutch DJ, Laidback Luke (‘Blow’) and Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke.
In 2015, Solveig released his single ‘Intoxicated’. In collaboration withMiami duo GTA, the foot stomping anthem showcased Solveig’s innovative future house sound. ‘Intoxicated’ peaked in theTop 5of the UK official singles chart and remained there for 24 consecutive weeksand received platinumand gold certifications across Europe. The Parisian went on to promptly release his follow-up single ‘+1’which featured the vocal prowess of British singer Sam White.
2016 saw the release of ‘Do It Right’featuring Tkay Maidza. Another upbeat anthem underneath his belt, the single wasused as the soundtrack to Stuart Weitzman’s Fall 2016 campaign, starring supermodel Gigi Hadidand directed by the multi-talented James Franco. Elsewhere, Solveig displayed his signature bounce on his remix of Flume’s hit single ‘Never Be Like You’.
Solveig explored a fresh new sound for his latest single ‘Places’. Released at the end of 2016, Solveig enlisted Norwegian singer/songwriter Ina Wroldsen to sing and co-write the single. The accompanying music video, which stars supermodel and close friend Arizona Muse, serves as a flashback to Solveig’s time in Ibiza during his spectacular ‘My House’residency at Pacha Ibizaand Café Mambolast summer.
A firm fixture on the Balearic landscape, Solveig’s ‘My House’residency strives to bring the best and brightest acts in dance music. 2016 marked the 11th year of Solveig’s ‘My House’ party series and last year’s edition at Pacha Ibiza played host to a star-studded cast of guest artists including Mark Ronson, Tinie Tempah, Diplo and Blonde. Elsewhere, Solveig brings his unmissable ‘My House’ residency on the road, playing numerous illustrious festivals including Electric Daisy Carnival, Creamfields, Lollapaloozaand Amsterdam Dance Event. This year, it’s been announced that Solveig will bring his legendary residency to Egg London for the first time, in addition to hosting a ‘My House’ stage at this year’s Tomorrowland. Currently working in the studio with the likes of Oliver Heldens, Tigaand Clean Bandit, Solveig continues to build on his stellar reputation as atruly multi-faceted artist.