Play & Win

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Play & Win
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From left to right: Marcy Botezan, Radu Bolfea, Sebi Barac.
Background information
Origin Alba Iulia, Romania
Genres Dance, house, pop, pop rock
Years active 2000-present
Labels Play & Win Music
Associated acts Inna, Akcent, Morris, Crazy Win, Activ
Website Official Website [1]
Members Marcel Botezan
Radu Bolfea
Sebastian Barac

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.[1]

Members[edit]

All three members are 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

Singing career[edit]

As singers they debuted in 2009 with the single "Slow Motion" and reached the first place in Kiss FM's Fresh Top 40.[2] It was one of the biggest hits of the spring in Romania.

Producing and songwriting career[edit]

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.[3]

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".[1] 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".[4][5] The first singles "Hot" and "Love" were posted on YouTube and reached more than 100 million views to date.[6][7] 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.[5] Another hit Play & Win produced was Morris' "Desire" which reached fifth place in the Fresh Top 40.[8] 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.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2011: Change the World

Singles[edit]

Music producers[edit]

Play & Win
Year Artist Album/Song
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 Refflex Fără ea
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
2008 Inna Hot
2009 Zero Sunny Days
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 Andreea Bănică Sexy
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
2013 ONE Till the end of time

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biografie" (in Romanian). www.playandwin.net. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  2. ^ ""Only", un nou single "Play&Win"" (in Romanian). www.telegrafonline.ro. 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  3. ^ "Intreaga Europa danseaza pe ritmul piesei 'Kylie" (in Romanian). www.musicxpress.ro. 2006-02-17. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  4. ^ "Noul single Inna, în exclusivitate la Radio 21" (in Romanian). www.libertatea.ro. 2009-02-16. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  5. ^ a b "Inna, pe locul I în topul Nielsen" (in Romanian). www.telegrafonline.ro. 2008-12-20. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  6. ^ "Inna-hot [official video]". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  7. ^ "INNA - LOVE ( Official Version )". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  8. ^ "Fresh TOP 40 KissFm/Tv 11 aprilie" (in Romanian). www.musichat.ro. 11-04-2009. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 

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