For two decades now, Philippe Cohen Solal has been making his mark as a self-taught composer, DJ-ing and and producer. He founded his own label, ¡Ya Basta! Records, in 1995. Parallel to his recording activities, Philippe Cohen Solal continued working on a number of side projects such as Métamorphose, the Pierre Henry remix album, which he A&Red in addition to being one of the contributing remixers. ¡Ya Basta! then provided the platform for his projects with Christoph Müller, such as The Boyz from Brazil and Stereo Action Unlimited. Alongside Eduardo Marakoff and Christoph H. Müller, Gotan Project was formed in 1999. This concoction went on to produce the -must have- album, La Revancha del Tango. Gotan Project has sold more than three million copies to date worldwide, and played over 450 concerts from Rio to New York.
Meanwhile, Philippe Cohen Solal wrote and composed his solo album, which he then recorded in the countryside near Nashville, Tennessee. This country/bluegrass album, Solal presents The Moonshine Sessions was praised by international press.
His label signed @DavidWalters, @Feloche in collaboration with the legendary Dr John from New Orleans; and @ElHijodelaCumbia, one of the founders of the new Latin American electronic sound, “Digital Cumbia”. He produced Talé, the last album of The golden voice of Africa, @SalifKeita, and is currently working with Mike Lindsay (Tunng) on a project around the artist Henry Darger.