Sinclar, born Christophe Le Friant, is well know worldwide for his energetic performances and countless hits. Olivia Valere will heat up this Sunday for sure.
Sinclar started DJing in 1987, when he was 17 years old, specialising in funk and hip-hop music, named “Chris The French Kiss”. His first club hit was “Gym Tonic”, which was co-produced by Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk, featuring vocals illegally taken from a Jane Fonda fitness tape.
Le Friant is known for popularising the “French touch” of house music with heavy use of sampled and filtered disco strings. His track “I Feel For You”, a tribute to French musician Cerrone, from his second album Champs Elysées, hit #9 in the UK Top 40. On track “Darlin’”, he worked with vocalist James “D-Train” Williams.
Le Friant has also worked under other pseudonyms. Under the aliases The Mighty Bop and Reminiscence Quartet, he has dabbled in hip-hop and acid jazz. He also created the Africanism project, where an ensemble of artists produce house music with a combination of Latin, jazz, African and tribal flavours.
In 2005, he scored a worldwide hit with the single “Love Generation”, that reached #1 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Hungary and Mexico. The song was a huge success throughout Europe, peaking #2 in Netherlands and it stayed 39 weeks in the Belgian Ultratop Singles chart. It made the top fifteen in several other countries such as Argentina, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
It became one of the official anthems for the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany. The follow-up hit was “World, Hold On”, that features Steve Edwards and also managed to chart in the top ten in most European countries. “Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)” followed on 22 August 2006. The remix of “World, Hold on” by E-Smoove was nominated for a Grammy in 2007 in the category of Remixed Recording. Also, “World, Hold On” topped in Billboard’s as Number One Hot Dance Club Play Single of 2006, beating Madonna and Christina Aguilera. The fourth single of the album Western Dream, called “Tennessee” was supposed to be released in April 2007, but has been cancelled due to the rumour of a new album being released.
On May 21 2007, he released the Soundz of Freedom album. The remix of “Rock This Party” reached number 1 in the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. His latest album, Born in 69, was released on 7 May 2009. The first single of the album is Lala Song.
In 2010, Bob Sinclar released Made In Jamaïca. The album contains two additional new songs “I Wanna” featuring Shaggy and “Rainbow of Love”, and also features his best greatest hits such as “Love Generation”, “Give A Lil’ Love” among others but in a reggae musical style. The album is nominated for “Best Reggae Album” for the 53rd Grammy Awards. This is Bob Sinclar’s second Grammy nomination.
Sinclar is now working on a dance track with British pop songstress Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
Information from www.wikipedia.com
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