Bob Sinclar

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Bob Sinclar
Sinclar at the 2011 NRJ Music Awards
Sinclar at the 2011 NRJ Music Awards
Background information
Birth nameChristophe Le Friant
Also known as
  • Chris the French Kiss
  • Desmond K
  • The Mighty Bop
  • Reminiscence Quartet
Born (1969-05-10) 10 May 1969 (age 53)
OriginParis, France
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • DJ
  • remixer
Years active1987–present
Labels
Websitebobsinclar.com

Christophe Le Friant (French pronunciation: ​[kʁistɔf lə fʁijɑ̃]; born 10 May 1969[1]), better known by his stage name Bob Sinclar (French: [bɔb sɛ̃klaʁ]), is a French record producer, DJ and remixer. He is the owner of the record label Yellow Productions.[2]

Musical career[edit]

A native of Paris,[3][failed verification] Le Friant began DJing in the 1980s under the name Chris the French Kiss. During this time he was more influenced by hip hop and jazz music and created music projects such as The Mighty Bop and Reminiscence Quartet, the latter with an ensemble of musicians and where Le Friant used the alias Desmond K.

In 1998 Le Friant adopted name of Bob Sinclar after the titular character from the 1973 film Le Magnifique. He became known for popularising the "French touch" of house music with heavy use of sampled and filtered disco strings. He describes his musical style as inspired by "peace, love, and house music".[4]

In the 2000s, several of Sinclar's releases became international hits, being particularly popular in Europe. Some of his most popular hits include "The Beat Goes On" (2002), "Love Generation" (2005, featuring Gary "Nesta" Pine) and "World, Hold On (Children of the Sky)" (2006, featuring Steve Edwards). In 2006, Sinclar received the TMF Award Best Dance International (Belgium), and released the song "Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)", which samples the 1990 C+C Music Factory's song "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)", under the label Defected Records. In 2008, Sinclar also recorded, along with Steve Edwards, "Together". In 2009, he released "Lala Song" with the band The Sugarhill Gang, a remix of the band's 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight", that was one of the very early hip hop songs and the first to hit the top 40 charts.

Bob Sinclar in 2009

In the 2010s, Sinclar became a very prolific music producer. In 2011, he released a song with Italian showgirl Raffaella Carrà called "Far l'amore", a remixed version of Carrà's 1976 song "A far l'amore comincia tu". In 2013, Sinclar released a single called "Summer Moonlight", while in 2015 he collaborated with Dawn Tallman for a track titled "Feel the Vibe". In 2016, he released the track "Someone Who Needs Me", under the label Spinnin' Records, with whom he also released a collaboration with Akon, titled "'Til the Sun Rise Up". In June 2018, he released a single called "I Believe", that was very popular, particularly in Italy and other parts of Europe. In May 2021, he collaborated with the vocalist Molly Hammar to produce the song "We Could Be Dancing".

Sinclar has produced dozens of official remixes over his long career, including those of songs by artists such as Jamiroquai, Moby, James Brown, Madonna and Rihanna.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le Havre : Bob Sinclar au Stade Océane" (in French). Paris-Normandie. 12 June 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  2. ^ IMO Records. "Bob Sinclar Biography", IMO Records, London, Retrieved on 25 January 2012.
  3. ^ Les clefs d'une vie - Bob Sinclar YouTube · Sud Radio 6 January 2022
  4. ^ "Interview: Bob Sinclar". LessThan3. January 2011. Archived from the original on 21 September 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012.

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