About Michael Calfan
French DJ Michael Calfan produces an energetic mix of propulsive EDM and emotionally charged house music, designed to raise spirits and move bodies. His best-known songs, including the 2015 international hit "Treasured Soul," are built around expressive vocals, warm piano chords, and driving beats.
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. In 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," which reached the Top 20 of the U.K. singles chart. "Mercy" and "Breaking the Doors" followed, showcasing his evolved sound, which he carried into 2016's "Nobody Does It Better." More well-received singles followed in 2018, including "On You" and "Got You." Subsequent singles focused more on guest singers than sampled vocals, including 2019's "Wild Game" (with Monique Lawz) and 2020's "No Lie," a Martin Solveig co-production sung by Iman Conta Hulten. ~ Neil Z. Yeung & Paul Simpson