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We love the French toast

Bob Sinclar loves all things desi. He even plans to take the sitar home!

music Updated: Jun 19, 2010 02:04 IST
Rajesh Ahuja
Rajesh Ahuja
Hindustan Times

You’d expect club czar Bob Sinclar to be a spoilt brat. But just like his beats, the French lad amazes you with every single word he drops. “No alcohol for me. Even when I was 18 and started playing at clubs where my friends would drink themselves silly, I used to stay away from alcohol. Music is my drug,” he said with a smile.

Sinclar, who brought the house down at Saket’s Hard Rock Café last night, says he’d been longing to spin in India. “India was on my mind for the last 4 years. It’s great to be here now because the electronic music scene is experiencing a boom,” he said.

Known for his edgy house mixes, Sinclar’s latest album, Made in Jamaica, features Shaggy. “It was great to work with Shaggy on I Wanna. I’m not too fond of reggae, but mega producers Sly & Robbie welcomed me into Jamaica with a lot of love. They treated me like a child,” he said.

The album, which features new mixes of some of Sinclar’s hottest hits such as Love Generation and Kiss My Eyes, was like a “side project, with my songs been given a fresh twist”, he said.

Having fused sitar with deep house on tracks such as We Are Everything, the World Hold On hitmaker said he now wants to take the instrument home. But the 41-year-old DJ, who’s next dance/soul single Tic Tac features R&B biggie Sean Paul, has one regret.

Though he featured Brazilian singer Salomé de Bahia on a track named Taj Mahal in 2008, Sinclar won’t be able to visit the epitome of love. “Maybe next time,” he said.

First Published: Jun 18, 2010 18:43 IST