When Martin Solveig’s live performance of The Night Out at Radio 1’s celebration of Pete Tong’s 20 years at the station prompted the veteran disc jockey to ask for a copy pronto, it gave a clear indicator that the record – written, produced and performed by Solveig – had a very bright future.
Several months on, and having contributed heavily on Madonna’s latest studio album, “MDNA” – including the lead single Give Me All Your Luvin featuring Nicki Minaj and MIA – Solveig’s focus returns once again to his “SMASH” project. “The Night Out EP” is packed to the seams with a raft of remixes and bonus material that will cater to all fans, both new and old.
The A-Trak remix set the ball rolling having topped the Hype Machine as well as receiving full support from both Annie Mac and Pete Tong over recent weeks. Fellow Frenchman and prodigy du jour Madeon throws his sublime wizardry into the pot to bolster a package of already superb mixes that has, as the A-Trak mix did – topped the Hype Machine! Always keen to exploit up and coming talent, Solveig also welcomes in newcomers TheFatRat for what will be a firm favorite in big arenas, as well as new duo Maison and Dragen.
Martin’s own take on A-Trak’s remix makes for great aural pleasure, and then comes the inclusion of Can’t Stop into the package, providing another slab of pure pop fun from Martin Solveig and Dragonette. Throw in a truly awesome instrumental version of Ready 2 Go (Initial SHE version), a Don Diablo take on Hello with the rapper iSH (Why Are We Whispering remix) AND finally the Les Bros remix of Big in Japan and the realization will dawn that this is indeed one hell of an EP.
As with every release from “SMASH” there will be a brand new episode of the hilarious video series featuring everyone’s favorite Manageur Lafaille, picking up the story where they last left it in Episode 4, this time including a few cameos along the way. The series, which has so far amassed over 100 million views, is widely regarded as the best of its kind, and this new outing will be no exception! “The Night Out EP” is out now on iTunes.