A performance over a year in the making, the Electric Zoo Festival is proud to welcome Martin Solveig for his debut DJ set on Saturday, September 1.
Martin said "Hello" to the world in 2010 with the so-named blockbuster track that took the electronic music scene by storm.
"Hello" went Platinum in the US, hit #1 in half a dozen countries, reached 100 million views on YouTube, and made the Frenchman a star.
So much has happened since this initial success though, Solveig has continued and expanded his domination of the music world.
In April of 2012, Martin released his explosive The Night Out EP. In addition to the title track, it includes remixes from A-Trak, Madeon, The FatRat, and Maison & Dragen. Also included is a previously unreleased version of "Can't Stop," featuring Solveig's frequent collaborator Dragonette.
Solveig was also a primary producer on Madonna's new album MDNA, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. Highlights include "Beautiful Killer" (inspired by Solveig and Madonna's mutual passion for Jean-Pierre Melville's classic crime thriller, Le Samouraï) and the hit single, "Give Me All Your Luvin" featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., which has proven an international sensation, topping airplay charts around the globe.
Martin recently told MTV News, "We were working with no limits. I think the only thing that she said when we started was 'I just want people to be able to dance to my music and connect easily with my music,' and also probably to take some risks at some point… Other than this, it was open to any kind of experimentation."
Another example of his creative abilities, Martin's SMASH webseries is a breath of fresh air in a world full of YouTube videos. Each installment is not only a showcase for his music, but chock full of comedic flair, scenic irony, sarcasm, and semi-serious commentary on the electronic music scene. Episode #4 was released in April.
Martin Solveig "The Night Out" - Smash Episode #4 - video:
Don't miss Martin's highly anticipated debut performance at Electric Zoo on Saturday, September 1, 2012.
For more information and tickets, please go to electriczoofestival.com.
For more information on Martin Solveig, please visit:
Martin Solveig Official Website
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