You might not know French DJ Martin Solveig’s name offhand, but you definitely know his work. His 2010 smash single “Hello,” featuring Canadian electropop act Dragonette, peaked at No. 1 in five countries around the world. It’s also absolutely impossible to get out of your head once you’ve heard it — you may still be humming it from the song’s cameos on “90210,” “The Vampire Diaries” or “Gossip Girl,” to name a few. The track was such a success that Solveig was recruited to put his Midas touch on Madonna’s most recent album, MDNA. Not a bad name to have on your résumé.
We caught up with Martin, our PUSH artist of the week, and he let us in on what it was like working with the Material Girl, as well as his penchant for playing large stadiums and the team effort that went into his track, the über-infectious and many-times-remixed “The Night Out”: “When we decided to release it properly as a single, I called many of my friends to make remixes, so it was really a group work.” Must be nice to have your friends lend you a hand with remixes on the fly — the only thing my friends help me out with is moving (and that’s only if free food and drinks are involved).
+ Watch Martin Solveig’s “Hello” video below, and check out more videos and interviews with Martin Solveig after the jump.
Martin Solveig on teamwork
Martin Solveig on making movies
Martin Solveig on Madonna
Martin Solveig on concerts
Martin Solveig, “Ready 2 Go”
Martin Solveig, “The Night Out”