11:30pm PT by Rhonda Richford
Meet the DJs Who Sparked 'American Honey's' Dance-Off With Shia LaBeouf, Kristen Stewart
Paris-based trio of Christophe Caurret, Fabrice Brovelli and Isabelle Tardieu has taken over Palais red-carpet music at this year’s festival, after being handpicked by Cannes director Thierry Fremaux when he spotted them at a music festival in Bayonne last summer.
The collective spends the morning searching for new tracks to prepare for three red carpets a day, selecting tunes that will reflect the guests. They also spin selections from the soundtracks as requested by the films’ directors.
That’s how E-40’s “Choices (Yup),” a tune from American Honey, ended up sparking an impromptu dance party on the top of the stairs during its premiere on May 15.
“It was so cool, and they just kept on dancing,” says Tardieu. The trio keeps four turntables at the ready for the moment the emcee announces each guest.