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Bob Sinclar
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Sinclar at the 2011 NRJ Music Awards
Background information
Birth name Christophe Le Friant
Born 10 May 1969 (1969-05-10) (age 52)
Origin Bois-Colombes, France
Genres House, reggae fusion, raggamuffin, electro house, French house, hip house
Occupation(s) Record producer, DJ, remixer
Years active 1987–present
Labels Yellow Productions
Armada Music
Ministry of Sound Australia
Associated acts Africanism All Stars

Christophe Le Friant ( born 10 May 1969), better known by his stage name Bob Sinclar, is a French record producer, DJ and remixer. He is the owner of the record label Yellow Productions.

Musical career

A native of Bois-Colombes in the Paris area, Christophe 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, this one with an ensemble of musicians. Le Friant used the alias Desmond K in the Reminiscence Quartet.

Bob Sinclar concert
Sinclar in 2009

Le Friant adopted the new name of Bob Sinclar in 1998 (hero from the 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".

In the 2000s, Several of Sinclar's songs have become international hits, being particularly popular in Europe. Some of his most popular hits include "Love Generation" (2005, with Gary Pine) and "World, Hold On (Children of the Sky)" (2006, featuring Steve Edwards). In 2006, Bob Sinclar received the TMF Award Best Dance International (Belgium). In 2006, he released the song "Rock This Party" under the label Defected Records. In 2008, Bob Sinclar along with Steve Edwards released a song called "Together".

In the 2010s, Bob Sinclar became a very prolific music producer. In 2011, he released a song with the Italian vocalist Raffaella Carrà called "Far l'amore", a remixed version of Carrà's song "A far l'amore comincia tu". In 2013, he released a single called "Summer Moonlight". 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. Also with Spinnin' Records, he 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 Europe.

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

Discography

Studio albums

  • Paradise (1998)
  • Champs Elysées (2000)
  • III (2003)
  • Western Dream (2006)
  • Soundz of Freedom (2007)
  • Born in 69 (2009)
  • Made in Jamaïca (2010)
  • Disco Crash (2012)
  • Paris by Night (2013)
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