Bob Sinclar


Bob Sinclar
Bob Sinclar
Background information
Birth name Christophe Le Friant
Also known as The Mighty Bop, Reminiscence Quartet, Yellow Productions
Born May 10, 1969 (1969-05-10) (age 42)
Origin Douarnenez, France
Genres French house
Occupations Producer, DJ
Instruments Turntables
Years active 1987–present
Labels Yellow Productions
Ministry of Sound Australia
Associated acts Africanism All Stars
Website www.bobsinclar.com

Bob Sinclar, originally spelled "Sinclair" - (born Christophe Le Friant, 10 May 1969 in Douarnenez, France), is a French record producer, House music DJ, remixer and owner of the label Yellow Productions.

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Career history

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.

In summer 2011 Sinclar had a hit throughout Europe with the remix of Raffaella Carrà's song A far l'amore comincia tu (You start making love), renamed Far l'amore (Making Love).

Sinclar is now working on a dance track with British pop songstress Sophie Ellis-Bextor.[1]

Discography

Singles

as The Mighty Bop
  • 1994 "Les Jazz Electroniques EP"
  • 1995 "Messe Pour Les Temps"
  • 1996 "Ult Violett Sounds EP"
  • 1998 "Feelin' Good"
  • 2002 "I Go Crazy"
  • 2003 "Lady", with Duncan Roy
as Africanism
  • 2000 "Bisou Sucré"
  • 2000 "Do It", with Eddie Amador
  • 2001 "Kazet"
  • 2002 "Viel Ou La"
  • 2004 "Amour Kéfé"
  • 2004 "Kalimbo"
  • 2004 "Steel Storm", with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • 2005 "Summer Moon", with David Guetta
  • 2006 "Hard", with The Hard Boys
  • 2007 "Meu Carnaval", with Rolando Faria
as Bob Sinclar
most tracks are co-produced by Cutee B
  • 1996 "A Space Funk Project"
  • 1996 "A Space Funk Project II"
  • 1997 "Eu Só Quero um Xodó", with Salomé de Bahia
  • 1998 "Gym Tonic", with Thomas Bangalter
  • 1998 "My Only Love", with Lee Genesis — #56 UK
  • 1998 "Super Funky Brake's Vol. I"
  • 1998 "The Ghetto"
  • 1998 "Ultimate Funk"
  • 2000 "I Feel for You", with Cerrone's Angels — #9 UK, #33 ITA
  • 2000 "Darlin'", with James "D. Train" Williams — #46 UK
  • 2000 "Greetings from Champs Elysées EP" — #125 UK
  • 2001 "Freedom", with Gene Van Buren — #79 UK
  • 2001 "Ich Rocke"
  • 2001 "Save Our Soul"
  • 2002 "The Beat Goes On", with Linda Lee Hopkins — #33 UK
  • 2003 "Kiss My Eyes", with Camille Lefort — #67 UK, #22 US Hot Dance Club Play
  • 2003 "Prego", with Eddie Amador
  • 2003 "Slave Nation"
  • 2004 "Sexy Dancer", with Cerrone's Angels
  • 2004 "Wonderful World", with Ron Carroll
  • 2004 "You Could Be My Lover", with Linda Lee Hopkins
  • 2005 "Love Generation", with Gary Pine — #1 US Hot Dance Club Play Singles, #2 NL, #3 FR, #3 ITA, #1 AUS, #1 GER, #12 UK, #8 RU, #1 CZ, #11 US Hot Dance Airplay
  • 2006 "Generación del Amor" (Spanish Version) — #1 ESP
  • 2006 "World, Hold On (Children of the Sky)", with Steve Edwards — #1 ESP, #1 US Hot Dance Club Play Singles, #2 FR, #4 RU, #5 NL, #8 CZ, #9 UK, #10 US Hot Dance Airplay, #19 AUS, #48 US Pop Airplay
  • 2006 "Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)", with Dollarman and Big Ali — #2 US Hot Dance Club Play, #3 FR, #3 UK, #11 CZ, #7 AUS
  • 2007 "Tennessee", with Farell Lennon — #21 ITA, #27 CZ
  • 2007 "Everybody Movin'", with Ron Carroll — #3 GER, #1 ESP
  • 2007 "Give a Lil' Love" — #10 ITA , #19 PL, #27 ESP
  • 2007 "Sound of Freedom", with Gary Pine and Dollarman — #14 UK, #1 UK Indie, #24 CZ
  • 2007 "What I Want", with Fireball #52 UK
  • 2007 "Together", with Steve Edwards — #63 PL, #4 ROM
  • 2008 "4 Minutes" (Space Funk Remix)
  • 2008 "W.W.W. (What a Wonderful World)", with Axwell, The Chicago Superstars & Ron Carroll
  • 2008 "New New New", with Cutee B, Dollarman & Big Ali
  • 2009 "Lala Song", with Wonder Mike & Master Gee from Sugarhill Gang — #6 ITA
  • 2009 "Love You No More", with Shabba Ranks
  • 2010 "I Wanna", with Shaggy & Sahara (Andrea and Costi Ionita)
  • 2010 "Tik Tok", with Sean Paul
  • 2010 "Rainbow of Love", with Ben Onono
  • 2011 "The Russian March"
  • 2011 "Rock the Boat" with Pitbull
  • 2011 "Far l'Amore", with Raffaella Carrà — #6 ITA, #7 BE (Wallonia), #7 ESP, #15 BE (Flanders), #16 CH, #16 NL, #23 AT, #41 FR
  • 2011 "Me Not a Gangsta" (feat. Mr Shammi & Colonel Reyel)
  • 2011 "F*** With You" (feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor)

Hit singles

Year Single Chart positions Album
UK[2][3] MEX SPA FRA ITA AUS GER NL BEL Europe
1999 "My Only Love"
(featuring Lee Genesis)
56 - - 78 - - - - - - Paradise
2000 "I Feel for You" 9 - 14 44 33 - 94 - - - Champs Elysées
2001 "Darlin'"
(featuring vs. Cutee B., James "D-Train" Williams)
46 - - 40 - - - - - -
2003 "Kiss My Eyes" 67 - - 34 - - - - 17 67 III
"The Beat Goes On" 33 - - 22 - - - - 25 32
2005 "Love Generation"
(featuring Gary Pine)
12 2 6 3 9 1 1 2 1 - Western Dream
2006 "World, Hold On (Children of the Sky)"
(featuring Steve Edwards)
9 2 1 2 4 19 19 5 3 4
"Hard"
(with The Hard Boys)
- - 27 - - - - - - -
"Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)"
(featuring Cutee B, Dollarman and Big Ali)
3 3 1 3 11 6 18 9 1 3
2007 "Tennessee"
(featuring Farrell Lennon)
- - - - 21 - - - 25 104
"Everybody Movin'"
(featuring Ron Carroll and Mz Toni)
- - 1 - - - - - - -
"Give a Lil' Love"
(featuring Duane Harden and Gary Pine)
- - 2 - 10 - - - - 86
"Sound of Freedom"
(featuring Cutee B., Gary Pine and Dollarman)
9 4 3 6 7 22 44 11 9 20 Soundz of Freedom
"Meu Carnaval"
(presents Africanism, featuring Rolando Faria)
- - 11 - - - - - - - non album single
"Together"
(featuring Steve Edwards)
- - 1 - 8 - - 7 21 90 Soundz of Freedom
"The Rhythm of the Night"
(vs Habakus Whistle, featuring Corona)
- - 13 - - - - - - - non album single
"What I Want"
(pres. Fireball)
52 - 1 6 - - - 7 8 34 Soundz of Freedom
2008 "What a Wonderful World"
(vs Axwell, The Chicago Superstars and Ron Carroll)
48 - 1 - 47 - - 12 - - Born in 69
2009 "Lala Song"
(with Wonder Mike and Master Gee from Sugarhill Gang)
- - 26 90 6 - 55 5 9 -
"Love You No More"
(featuring Shabba Ranks)
- - - - - - - - 34 -
2010 "I Wanna"
(featuring Shaggy and Sahara)
- - - - - - 87 - 24 - Made In Jamaïca
"Tik Tok"
(featuring Sean Paul)
- - - - - - 37 50 18 -
2011 "Far L'Amore"
(featuring Raffaella Carrà)
- - 7 33 6 - 64 16 15 70
"F*** With You"
(featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor)

Albums

as Bob Sinclar
  • 1998 Paradise
  • 2000 Champs Elysées
  • 2001 Cerrone by Bob Sinclar (Compilation of Cerrone remixes)
  • 2003 III
  • 2004 Enjoy
  • 2005 In The House (Various Artists Mix CD)
  • 2006 Western Dream
  • 2007 Soundz of Freedom
  • 2007 Bob Sinclar: Live at the Playboy Mansion
  • 2008 Dancefloor FG Winter 2008 (Mixed by Bob Sinclar)
  • 2008 DJ Bob Sinclar 08
  • 2009 Born in 69
  • 2010 Made in Jamaica
as The Mighty Bop (with Alain Ho)
  • 1995 La Vague Sensorielle
  • 1995 The Mighty Bop Meets DJ Cam & La Funk Mob, with DJ Cam and La Funk Mob
  • 1996 Autres Voix, Autres Blues
  • 2000 Spin My Hits
  • 2002 The Mighty Bop
as Reminiscence Quartet (with Alain Ho and Sébastien Tellier)
  • 1994 Ritmo Brasileiro
  • 1995 Psycodelico
  • 1999 More Psycodelico
as Yellow Productions (with Alain Ho and Cutee B.)
  • 1994 A Finest Fusion Of Black Tempo
as Africanism (see all members on discogs.com)
  • 2001 Africanism Allstars Vol. I, as Africanism
  • 2004 Africanism Allstars Vol. II, as Africanism
  • 2005 Africanism Allstars Vol. III, as Africanism
  • 2006 Africanism Allstars Vol. IV, as Africanism

See also

References

  1. ^ Sophie Ellis-Bextor official Twitter account
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 503. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Everyhit.com - accessed April 2009

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