Martin Solveig’s Movie Awards Set ‘Full Of Surprises’

French DJ puts his own spin on classic movie music tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
By Christina Garibaldi

Martin Solveig rehearses for the MTV Movie Awards
Photo: John Shearer/Invision for MTV

UNIVERSAL CITY, California — DJ Martin Solveig is bringing the party to the 2012 MTV Movie Awards. Solveig will serve as the house DJ for the awards show, putting his own spin on the big event.

MTV News caught up with Solveig after his rehearsals at the home to the Movie Awards, the Gibson Amphitheatre, and he told us DJing this event is much different than any other performance he has ever done.

"It's very fun, very different," Solveig said. "I like new things, and this is a new thing."

And Solveig is definitely bringing a new thing to the awards show: The French DJ has decided to remix theme songs from some of the most iconic films of all time. "The idea basically of doing something a little bit extra specific for the Movie Awards and for the movie atmosphere of the ceremony, so I've remixed some movie scores," Solveig said. "Done some sort of remixes that will be good for everyone, for the party, for the show."

Some of those iconic theme songs include "Jaws," "Star Wars" and "Superman," movie scores Solveig thought would be easily recognizable to the audience.

"We had to choose things that we were sure that within five seconds you would immediately know what movie it's related to, because it's TV; it has to be fast," Solveig said. "So we went for very obvious movie scores, but then it's also a little bit of fun and we were lucky that the studios let us do that, because it's touching the grail, like big pieces of music, so we were really lucky they accepted that I mess a little bit with that music."

In addition to being a producer and DJ, Solveig has become well-known for his fun and quirky music videos, so will he bring any of that to the big show?

"We've worked on the all-new set of visuals just for the show," Solveig admitted. "It's full of surprises; you have to see the show."

Head over to to cast your vote for Best Hero and Best Movie now! The "Movie Awards Punk'd Pre-Party" starts at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the 21st annual MTV Movie Awards live tonight at 9 p.m. ET!

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