Quentin Mosimann

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Quentin Mosimann
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Background information
Born (1988-02-14) 14 February 1988 (age 33)
Geneva, Switzerland
OriginSwitzerland
GenresHouse, dance-pop, EDM
Occupation(s)Disc jockey, music producer, remixer
Years active2007–present
LabelsQMP, USM Universal DJ/Universal, DJ Center Records, Change Your Mind, Armada - Zouk Recordings, Big Fish Recordings, Run DBN
Associated actsStar Academy 7, Roberto Bellarosa, Tara McDonald,
WebsiteOfficiel site, The Voice Belgium

Quentin Mosimann (born 14 February 1988 in Geneva, Switzerland) is a Swiss DJ and music producer. He has been ranked in the top 100 of the best disc jockeys for four consecutive years by DJ Mag,[1] ranking 93rd in 2015.[1] Quentin Mosimann took up his DJ career in the south of France, in Saint-Tropez when he was only 14. At age of 20, he won the French TV reality show Star Academy, and gained success with 2 albums in Universal Music ('Duel' & 'Exhibition') and a tour featuring a show at the famous Olympia of Paris. That was a stairway to his current international career of "DJ Singer".

Biography[edit]

Mosimann was born in Geneva on 14 February 1988,[2] to a Swiss father (a native of Bern in German-speaking Switzerland) and a French mother.[3] However, he only had Swiss nationality. He lived in Geneva for three years,[4] then, following the separation of his parents, moved to Bogève, Haute-Savoie, with his mother.[2] He moved to Hyères, Var, near Saint-Tropez in 2005[4] where he performed, under the pseudonym John Louly, as a DJ at the NJoy club with John Revox and Christian Sims.

Career[edit]

2008–09: Star Academy[edit]

Mosimann won the Star Academy on 15 February 2008. He earned 1,000,000 euros, 200,000 of them immediately available. On 18 August 2008 he released his debut album, Duel, a double album, which was No. 2 in France and No. 1 in Belgium (Wallonia). It contains many cover versions of 1980s hits, such as "C'est l'amour", by Léopold Nord & Vous, "Mise au point" by Jakie Quartz and "Étienne" by Guesch Patti.

2010–11: Exhibition[edit]

On 15 February 2010 he released his second album "Exhibition", a pop-electro album which was No. 7 in France, No. 5 in Belgium (Wallonia) and No. 36 in Switzerland. His DJ career took an international dimension in 2010. Since, he has been performing in prestigious clubs around the world, in Europe, the US, Russia, China, Thailand, Polynesia, Indonesia, Israel, Egypt, Korea, Philippines, Morocco, Mozambique, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Taiwan and many other countries.

2012: The Voice Belgium[edit]

In 2012, in addition to his career as a DJ, he was a judge on The Voice Belgium[5] with Tara McDonald acting as his assistant coach. He collaborated with the contestant he was coaching, Roberto Bellarosa, (who eventually became the winner of The Voice Belgium), on the realization of his first album, 'Ma voie'. On 19 October 2012, he was ranked 74th of the TOP100 ranking British magazine DJ Mag, and became the fifth French best DJ ahead Bob Sinclar or Justice. He won 100 places in the ranking in a year.

2013: Psyké Underground[edit]

In 2013, the theme park Walibi Belgium asked him to make the single "Psyké Underground", which became the theme song for their latest roller coaster, also called Psyké Underground. In September 2013, he became the main weekly resident DJ on the famous French EDM radio Fun Radio. He became the World's No. 69 DJ[6] based on DJ Magazine's annual Top 100 DJs poll in October 2013, fourth French best DJ in the world, and he released his 3rd album 'The 8 Deadly Sins' in DJ Center Records, electro and progressive-house.

2014: Décibels on Stage[edit]

In January 2014, his Party Fun show on air on Fun Radio was ranked No. 1[7] with 638,000 listeners (an increase of 178,000 listeners 39% in one year) In October 2014, for the third year consecutively, Quentin Mosimann is ranked by the DJ Magazine's annual Top 100 DJs poll. He is currently, ranked #72 worldwide and 4th best French DJ. Since October 2014 he is presenter of the musical TV show Décibels on Stage on channel La Deux, from the Belgian Radio-Television Group (RTBF) public television.[8]

2015: What I Did For Love[edit]

In January 2015, he released his official remix of "What I Did For Love" (David Guetta - ft. Emeli Sande).[9] In April 2015, he released his official remix of "Feel the Vibe" (Sinclar - ft. Dawn Tallman).[10] In August 2015, he signed for a new season as a judge on The Voice Belgium TV show.[11] On 29 August 2015, after two years of weekly show on Party Fun, he decreases to a show a month in order to satisfy his audience in live without sacrificing his international career that keeps on growing. On 15 June 2015 the release of 'Jetlag' on the label Change Your Mind Records was executed. On 26 June 2015, the release of Igor Blaska feat Yvan Franel - 'City Of Love' (Quentin Mosimann Remix) was executed. On 10 December 2015, the release of Rollon - Run Away (Quentin Mosimann Remix) was executed.

2016: Releases[edit]

On 28 March 2016 'I'm Leaving', in collaboration with Tom Swoon & Ilang on the label Armada / Zouk Recordings, was released. On 15 April 2016, the release of 'TI89' on the label Run DBN was executed. On 16 May 2016, the release of 'Somebody call the cops' in collaboration with DJs From Mars on the label Big Fish was executed. In March 2016, he was elected Best DJ Performer of 2015 by DJ Mag[12] before David Guetta & DJ Snake. In June 2016, release of 'The Gifted One' in collaboration with Uhre on the label GL Music was executed.[13] In July 2016, release of 'GOOF' on the label Big & Dirty was executed.[14]

2017: More releases[edit]

In February 2017, release of 'Never Let You Go' on the label Warner/Parlophone was executed.[15]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions[16]
FR FR TL BEL/Fr SWI
2008 Duel 2 2 1 15
2010 Exhibition 7 4 5 36
2013 The 8 Deadly Sins 41

Official remixes[edit]

  • City Of Love - Igor Blaska feat Yvan Franel
  • Feel the vibe - Bob Sinclar - ft. Dawn Tallman[17]
  • What I Did For Love - David Guetta feat. Emili Sandé[9]
  • Back 2 Paradise – Guéna LG & Amir Afargan feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  • Wildfire – Julian Perretta
  • Leh Leh Leh – Igor Blaska & Vkee Madison
  • Alright – Mark Knight feat. Sway
  • Nevert Say Kukatu (Hardwell & Dyro vs Ivan Gough & Jebu)
  • SOS (Ocean Drive)
  • Fix of you (Tara McDonald)
  • Timeless (Vince M)
  • Summer All Over (Chris Kaeser feat. Ron Carroll)
  • Love Again (Laurent Wolf)
  • Si Mes Larmes Tombent (Christophe Willem)
  • Ma'ak Bartaah (Amr Dian)
  • Psychopath (Fred Pellichero)
  • On Les Aime (Gary Fico)
  • Dance (Sir Colin)
  • Love at First Sight (Jay Style feat. John Louly)
  • Acid Killer (Christian Sims)
  • Respect (RLP feat. Barbara Tucker)
  • Be My Candy (Téo Moss)
  • Do You St-Tropez? (Quentin Mosimann cover)
  • Mario vs Angello (Ricksick)
  • I Love U (David Vendetta)
  • Over You (Mehrbod)
  • I Wanna Take You Away (Ben DJ)
  • Electrochoc (Samomike)
  • The Orange Theme (Hatiras)
  • Crazy (Eva Pearl feat. Humphrey)
  • Starlove (Christian Sims)
  • Shame on You (Valentin Florian)
  • Superstar (JC Magnetic)
  • Take A Look (Julien Créance)
  • Feel Alone (Alan Pride & Jeremy Kalls)
  • Gimme A Break (Quentin Mosimann)
  • Get Up (Alexis Dante & Sicky feat. Eva Menson)
  • Big Orgus (DJ Furax)
  • Love Is The Solution (Alexandre Billard)
  • My Love Is Over (Jean-Roch)
  • Le Cirque (Chris Garcia)

Vocal covers[edit]

Involvement[edit]

Singles[edit]

As John Louly (before 2007):

  • "Hot Vocation" (Hot Vocation)
  • "Tears" (Hot Vocation)
  • "Holiday" (Hot Vocation)
  • "My Answer" (Hot Vocation) – jamais sorti
  • "Stop in My Mind" (Hot Vocation) – jamais sorti
  • "Love at First Sight" (Jay Style feat. John Louly) – album Dancefloor Selection by Jay Style

As Quentin Mosimann (after 2007):

Year Single Ranking[16] Album
FR FR
DL
BEL (WA) SWI EUR
2008 "Cherchez le garçon" 4 1 4 78 37 Duel
"Il y a je t'aime et je t'aime" 2 18 23 10
2009 "Toc toc" 12 25 Exhibition
2011 "All Alone (Est-ce qu'un jour)" (featuring Sheryfa Luna) 36 33 35 Non-album singles
"Do You Saint-Tropez" 35
"Watch Your Back" 37
"All Alone" (featuring Tara McDonald)
2012 "Je suis DJ / Fuckin' DJ" 82
"Haters"
"Boing"
2013 "Psyké Underground" 20 The 8 Deadly Sins
"Hello" 34
"I Drum U" Non-album singles
"Mr Boogie"
"Pogo Pogo"
2014 "Dracarys" 40 6
"Tumf" 28
"International" (with John Revox)
"Intensa" (with Pete Tha Zouk)
2015 "Happy Ending"
"Back to the Groove"
"Swear Jar"
"Red Sole"
"Jet Lag"
2016 "I'm Leaving"
"TI89"
"Somebody Call the Cops" (Mosimann & DJs From Mars)
"The Gifted One" (with Uhre; GL Music)
"GOOF" (Big & Dirty)
2017 "Never Let You Go" (featuring Joe Cleere; Warner/Parlophone) 79
[19]
2019 "I Need"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Podcasts[edit]

Every month, Quentin Mosimann publishes free podcasts on iTunes : House Bless You By Mosimann, his mixes (Progressive-House sound/ EDM) are also available on Fun Radio.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b "Top 100 DJs". DJMag.com.
  2. ^ a b Pascal Pellegrino, "Quentin, le Suisse de la "Star Ac'"", 20 minutes, 30 October 2007 20min.ch (Retrieved 16 February 2008)
  3. ^ Agence télégraphique suisse, "Un Franco-Suisse remporte la Star Academy de TF1", swissinfo.org, 16 February 2008 Swissinfo.org (Retrieved 16 February 2008)
  4. ^ a b Didier Dana, "Quentin Mosimann a eu une enfance difficile", Le Matin, 2 November 2007 Lematin.ch (Retrieved 16 February 2008)
  5. ^ "The Voice Belgique: combat de coqs entre... les coachs!". 7s7. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Top 100 DJs 2013 | DJMag.com". djmag.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Party Fun - Merci à vous de nous écouter chaque week-end... | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  8. ^ "D6bels - Accueil - RTBF TV". RTBF TV. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  9. ^ a b David Guetta (31 January 2015), David Guetta - What I Did For Love (Quentin Mosimann remix - sneak peek) ft Emeli Sandé, retrieved 14 December 2016
  10. ^ "Feel The Vibe feat. Dawn Tallman (Quentin Mosimann Remix) by Dawn Tallman, Bob Sinclar, Mosimann on Beatport". www.beatport.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  11. ^ Laurent, Deborah (3 August 2015). "Le retour de Quentin Mosimann dans The Voice Belgique". 7s7. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Best of French, votre palmarès ! | DJMAG France - Suisse - Belgique". www.djmag.fr.
  13. ^ "Mosimann's "The Gifted One" Remixes Feature Future Bass, Rock & More Genres - RaverRafting". raverrafting.com.
  14. ^ "Toute l'actualité Quentin Mosimann". Fun Radio. 2015. Archived from the original on 12 August 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2021 – via Wayback machine.
  15. ^ ""Never Let You Go", le dernier single de Mosimann est sorti...et on est fan !". 2 February 2017.
  16. ^ a b "lescharts.com - Discographie Quentin Mosimann". lescharts.com. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Bob Sinclar Feat. Dawn Tallman - Feel The Vibe (Quentin Mosimann Remix) PREVIEW".
  18. ^ "Les voix de l'enfant". mymajorcompany.com. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  19. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 6, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
Sources

External links[edit]

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