THE 10 Qs SERIES
Michael Canitrot is at the beginning of a new creative cycle as shown in his new single “Change”.
Known for his work as the DJ and music producer behind tracks like “Niteroi” and “Light Odyssey”, Michael Canitrot blew the world away in 2020 as he began his Monumental Tour concept. A stunning display of art and imagination, Monumental is an immersive and original experience the likes of which are rarely seen.
Meanwhile Roland Clark – also known as Jesus Jackson, South Street Player, Dark Clark, and Digital Pimps – has been producer, DJ, songwriter, and vocalist ever since he began career in 1987. Since then he’s released such iconic tracks as 1999’s “I Get Deep”, and 2006’s “Running on Sunshine”. He also worked with international mega-star Fatboy Slim on multiple occasions.
Suffice it to say that the pair bring a lot of talent to the table which makes their team-up all the more exciting. Together, their latest single is a powerful and optimistic track about looking to the future and embracing change. Combining Canitrot’s unique and imaginative flair with Clark’s stunning performance style, “Change” is an uplifting adventure of a track that’s sure to leave you excited and inspired to start a new journey in your own life.
And that’s not all we’ve got to enjoy as the track is also featured on Canitrot’s stunning new compilation album, Cycle. Bringing together ten tracks from his Monumental Tour, Cycle could be said to represent the end of an era for Canitrot and the start of something new.
To learn more about these incredible artists, check out our exclusive Take5 interview below!
Q: Before we dig in, what's next for you?
I’m releasing my new track “Change” with Roland Clark taken from a compilation called “Cycle” which includes my latest productions. Additionally, I’m planning a very special edition of my “Monumental Tour” project at the Eiffel Tower on December 27th as a live stream (and on French TV C Star). Don’t miss it!
Q: What are your thoughts on the meaning of success, and how do you define success for yourself?
Success to me, isn’t solely about achieving fame or material wealth. It’s about finding fulfillment in what I do, feeling creatively satisfied, and making a positive impact on people through my music and my shows.
Q: What's the most memorable fan encounter you've ever had?
There were plenty of them! But recently I met what must probably be my oldest fan. This woman came to see me on one of the first shows of Monumental Tour and has been following me ever since. I think she is in her seventies! When I see the energy she has at her age and all the incredible artists she’s seen live over the years, it’s very rewarding.
Q: What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever bought?
A statue of a dog wearing sneakers. I just love it!
Q: Where and when would you go if you could travel back in time to any moment in history?
If I could travel back in time, I’d love to experience the culture in the late 70’s and early 80’s, witnessing the emergence of iconic clubs such as Paradise Garage and Studio 54 and being part of that groundbreaking era!
Q: If you could only listen to three songs for the rest of your life, which ones would you choose?
Choosing just three songs for a lifetime is a challenge, but I’d choose ‘Fantasy’ by Earth Wind and Fire for its timeless beauty, ‘Veridis Quo’ by Daft Punk for its beautiful melancholy, and ‘Innerbloom’ by RÜFÜS DU SOL for its emotional depth and captivating melody.
Q: What is your philosophy on happiness, and how do you strive to maintain a sense of happiness and well-being?
Happiness, for me, stems from balance and gratitude. I believe in pursuing passions, maintaining meaningful connections, and practicing mindfulness. Finding joy in small moments, appreciating accomplishments, and focusing on self-care are essential to maintaining a sense of happiness and well-being.
Q: How do you see dance music evolving in the future?
Dance music continues to evolve dynamically, embracing new technologies and many cultural influences. I see it moving further into more experimental sounds, crossing genres, and incorporating immersive experiences through ever more creative and captivating shows. The future offers endless possibilities for the evolution of dance music, especially as it’s music that brings people together, and that’s exactly what we need at this time.
Q: If you could switch lives with any other celebrity for a week, who would it be?
No one, I’m very happy with the life I have and the people around me.
Q: What's the weirdest thing you've ever Googled?
If Mozart were alive today, would he be a DJ?