Play & Win
|Play & Win|
From left to right: Marcy Botezan, Radu Bolfea, Sebi Barac.
|Origin||Alba Iulia, Romania|
|Genres||Dance, House, Pop, Poprock|
|Labels||Play & Win Music|
|Associated acts||Inna, Akcent, Morris, Crazy Win, Activ|
|Website||Official Website |
Play & Win is a Romanian music producer trio formed in 2000 by Radu Bolfea, Marcel Botezan and Sebastian Barac.
The band is first known as a leading production team having more than 500 songs to their credit, registered at the PRS . Over the years, Radu, Marcel and Sebastian have collaborated with many famous Romanian bands and singers like Inna, Akcent, 3rei Sud Est, Cătălin Josan etc.
All three members originate from Alba Iulia. They are:
- Sebastian Barac: known as Seby, born April 16, 1984
- Radu Bolfea: Radu born on December 9, 1984
- Marcel Botezan: Marcel born on August 14, 1985
Producing and songwriting career
As producers they debuted in 2005 with the single "Kylie" for the Romanian band Akcent that was a huge hit in Europe reaching the top five positions in charts of Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and Turkey, and the first position in the Netherlands, Finland and Romanian charts.
Play & Win have also collaborated with Activ, creating hits like "Superstar", "Dor", "Heaven" and "Lucruri Simple". Other collaborations include 3rei Sud Est's "Alături de Îngeri", Sistem's "Oare unde eşti" and Andra's "We Go Crazy". Another hit that they composed Zero's "Sunny Days" came second in the Romanian national Eurovision Song Contest 2009
Radu, Marci and Sebi are also told to be the masterminds behind the most popular artists in Romania today, Inna, Morris and Bob Taylor. They produced Inna's first album "Hot" which features the smash hits "Hot", "Love", "Déjà Vu", "Amazing" and "10 Minutes". The first singles "Hot" and "Love" were posted on YouTube and reached more than 100 million views to date. In the creation of the single "Déjà Vu" Play & Win and Inna have collaborated with Romanian DJ Bob Taylor. Interpreted by Taylor and Inna, the song became a successful hit in countries like Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Hungary and France. Another hit Play & Win produced was Morris' "Desire" which reached fifth place in the Fresh Top 40. In 2011, Play & Win produced Inna's second studio album "I Am The Club Rocker!" which includes the hit singles "Sun Is Up" and "Club Rocker" feat Flo Rida
With their own single "Ya BB" Play & Win reached a massive chart success in Romania as it reached number one on the official Romanian Top 100 on June 5, 2011. 'Ya BB' was the most broadcast song on the Romanian radios for 16 weeks.
- 2011: Change the World
- 2008: "Summertime"
- 2009: "Slow Motion"
- 2010: "Only"
- 2011: "Ya BB"
- 2012: "INNdiA" feat. Inna
- 2012: "Dance With Me" feat. Antinia
|2004||Akcent||SOS, Kylie, Dragoste de închiriat|
|2005||Activ||Motive, Superstar, Lucruri Simple|
|2006||3SE||Iubire, Miracle, Mă iubeai, Mă doare|
|2006||All Stars (Campanie anti-drog)||Don't be a Hero|
|2006||Natalia Barbu||Îngerul Meu (Baby Don't cry)|
|2007||Andra||We go crazy|
|2008||Cătălin Josan||Megastart, Run away, Între noi|
|2008||Sistem feat Andra||Oare unde ești|
|2008||Morris||Desire, Till the morning|
|2008||Crazy Win||Beautiful Lover|
|2008||Play & Win||Summertime|
|2009||Play & Win||Slow Motion|
|2009||Inna||Love, Déjà Vu, Amazing, I Need You For Christmas|
|2010||Andreea Bănică (feat Dony)||Samba|
|2010||Inna||10 Minutes, Sun Is Up|
|2010||Play & Win||Only|
|2010||Ellie White||Nu te mai caut|
|2011||Play & Win||Ya BB|
|2011||Inna||Club Rocker, Un Momento, Endless|
|2011||Desperado||Inside I want you|
|2012||Inna||WOW, Caliente, Tu Si Eu, Crazy Sexy Wild|
|2012||Play & Win feat. Inna||INNdiA|
|2013||Play & Win||Dance With Me (feat. Antinia)|
|2013||Play & Win||Don't Try To Stop This|
|2013||Play & Win||5 AM|
- "Biografie" (in Romanian). www.playandwin.net. Retrieved 2009-07-29.
- ""Only", un nou single "Play&Win"" (in Romanian). www.telegrafonline.ro. 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2009-07-29.
- "Intreaga Europa danseaza pe ritmul piesei 'Kylie" (in Romanian). www.musicxpress.ro. 17-02-2006. Retrieved 2009-07-29.
- "Noul single Inna, în exclusivitate la Radio 21" (in Romanian). www.libertatea.ro. 16-02-2009. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
- "Inna, pe locul I în topul Nielsen" (in Romanian). www.telegrafonline.ro. 2008-12-20. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
- "Inna-hot [official video]". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
- "INNA - LOVE ( Official Version )". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
- "Fresh TOP 40 KissFm/Tv 11 aprilie" (in Romanian). www.musichat.ro. 11-04-2009. Retrieved 2009-07-29.