Martin Laurent Picandet born September 22, 1976, better known by his stage name Martin Solveig, is a French DJ, singer, songwriter and record producer. He hosts a weekly radio show called C’est La Vie on radio stations worldwide, including Radio FG in his homeland. Born in Paris, he has been active since 1994. Solveig manages his own label called Mixture Stereophonic and was ranked number 29 in the 2011 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs. He has collaborated with David Guetta, Jax Jones (under their alias Europa), Laidback Luke, Dragonette, Kele of Bloc Party and Madonna.
On September 6, 2010, he released the single “Hello” with Dragonette as the lead single from his fifth studio album. It is Solveig’s most successful single to date, peaking at number one in Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Czech Republic and the Netherlands, while charting within the top 10 in ten other countries. The song also peaked at number 13 on the UK Singles Chart. “Ready 2 Go” was released as the second single from the album on March 28, 2011. He released his fifth studio album Smash on June 6, 2011, peaking at number 18 on the French Albums Chart. In 2011, Solveig was officially named as one of the producers for Madonna’s new studio album, MDNA. Solveig was also made the in house DJ for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards where he paid homage to the classic themes from movies such as Pulp Fiction.
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Without further ado, Martin Solveig’s top 5 tracks of all time:
5. Martin Solveig « +1 » (feat. Sam White)
4. Martin Solveig – Places (Official Music Video) ft. Ina Wroldsen
3. Martin Solveig – Do It Right (Official Video) ft. Tkay Maidza
2. Jax Jones, Martin Solveig, Madison Beer – All Day And Night (Late Night Session)
1. Martin Solveig & GTA – Intoxicated
BONUS: Martin Solveig & Dragonette – Hello