Michael Canitrot is a stylish guy. From the music that he plays to the way that he dresses, everything is carefully considered, sharp and oozing glamour and sophistication. Because of this, he has become to go-to man for glitzy events around the world, and they don't come much glitzier than the Cannes film festival.
Michael first played in 2009 and inevitably impressed enough to be asked back to this year's event. We caught up with him for a quick word about the experience
What’s it like playing to so many famous faces…more or less nerve-racking than a normal club night?
It’s really cool and everyone is sexy on the red carpet! Especially when it becomes a dancefloors
Who’s the best dancer in Cannes?
Do you remenber Tarantino dancing to my set last year? He is the best !
What kind of things did you play? Are you given tracks you have to play or are they fairly relaxed?
I have an eclectic sélection and total playlist freedom for the Cannes Film Festival organisation. As an artist it is a very good opportunity, as I can play anything from electronic music to african sound, opera to rock…but I always try to keep the glamour and mix all the songs with creativity.
Your new single ‘Desire’ is about to drop…what’s it about?
'Desire' is a beautiful song with a powerful chorus! It’s already a club hit in France and now it’ll be released worldwide through Defected with new remixes. Be ready, it’s gonna be huge!
What would be your dream gig? Where would it be and who would attend?
On the Eiffel Tower with a good mix of clubbers, fashion and artists. Small crowd but crazy until the last record. Maybe this dream will become a reality soon…
Anything else you’d like to tell us about..?
I’ll coming to London soon for some events, so stay tuned on the website and see you soon.
Desire is out 23rd June on Defected and you can watch footage from Michael spinning tunes on the red carpet here.