Bob Sinclar

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 "No I don't live the playboy lifestyle," purrs Christophe Le Friant, obviously best known as Bob Sinclar. "I want the people to imagine that I am living the playboy lifestyle, but I am not really."

An international man of mystery, full-time playboy, occasional spy, former arms smuggler and part-time porn star, Bob Sinclar may have been born as a mystery fictional character to release under back in the mid-'90s, but he has been hard to contain in recent years.

Responsible for some of house music's biggest crossover hits, Sinclar's summer DJ calendar has taken him across 37 gigs in 43 days, with Defected's party at Pacha in Ibiza among the highlights.

Much like the fictional character that informs Sinclar's identity, there is much more than meets the eye. Swapping club for dub, Sinclar's biggest release this year was the authentic, one-drop reggae album that he recorded with the legendary production team Sly and Robbie; inspired by Serge Gainsbourg's 1979 release 'Aux Armes Etcetera'.

"I spent 15 days in Jamaica in October last year and did 12 tracks including covers of my classics like 'Love Generation' and 'World Hold On', as well as two unreleased tracks - one with Shaggy called 'I Wanna', and one with Ben Onono called 'Rainbow Of Love'."

As for his next album proper, Bob says "it will be a block party album for sure - plenty of party sounds from house to hip-hop to ragga to soul."

If the 2Unlimited-sampling single 'Tik Tok' with Sean Paul is anything to go by, it'll be suitably massive.

"It's a smash for sure - very obvious, very efficient," says the playboy on said single.

 

 

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