Étienne Daho

Étienne Daho (born January 14, 1956 in Oran, Algeria) is a French singer who has racked up an extensive number of synth-driven and rock-influenced pop hits in the French-speaking world since 1981.

He sings in a low, whispery voice somewhat akin to Leonard Cohen or Chet Baker and his music established him as a pop cult hero. He cites Serge Gainsbourg, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys and Syd Barrett as his musical influences. All his albums have been certified at least gold or platinum.

His illustrious career has resulted in 18 albums (this includes artist albums, live performances and best of compilations) and over 40 singles (including ‘Le Grand Sommeil’, which features on Ministry of Sound mashed 4), making him one the most prolific French producers of all time.