Michael Calfan is a Parisian DJ and producer who was first discovered by the iconic French house legend Bob Sincar in 2008; since then Michael has gone onto release huge records ‘Treasured Soul’ and ‘Nobody Does It Better’ under the Spinnin’ Records imprint amassing an incredible 110 million streams on Spotify collectively.
We caught up with Michael to find out more about his new album and his journey into the music industry.
Michael first considered a career in music at the age of 15. Having listened to Cassius, Daft Punk, and Modjo, he started to produce music in his bedroom. Openly admitting “it’s a real challenge to find your style, test some new sounds, find some good and original ideas”.
When it comes to the inspiration behind Michael’s music, it’s something he finds difficult to explain, as the very nature of his songs, with particular reference to his new release “Wild Game” are drawn from his experiences of the culture and atmosphere within London. This subsequently enabled his latest track to be completed in collaboration with Monique Lawz really quickly.
For Michael, he feels his music stands out because he does what he loves, and tries to be different. “I offer something unique, something you don’t listen on the radio at the moment.”
As a favourite song, he enjoys all his tracks, however, has a special place in his heart for It’s Wrong and Treasured Soul.
Ultimately, he hopes his fans have the opportunity to listen to his music in their car and other tracks in a festival or club scene.