PROGRAM PROFILE

French DJ Michael Calfan emerged in Paris in 2008, spinning hard-hitting electro-house influenced by Daft Punk and Modjo. His first tracks, such as “Twisted Bitch” and “The Bomb,” were aggressive party-starters. In 2011, he employed more EDM buildups on songs like “Black Rave” and “Resurrection,” creating a vibe similar to Swedish House Mafia. By 2014, he started to incorporate soulful R&B and gospel samples, much like Avicii and Moby before him. On a steady series of singles that began with “Prelude,” Calfan aimed to uplift the spirits of his audience while still inspiring them to move. He followed with his 2015 hit “Treasured Soul,” spinning the song around lyrics inspired by Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” “Mercy” and “Breaking the Doors” followed suit, showcasing his evolved sound, which he carried into 2016’s “Nobody Does It Better.”