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Calvin Harris & Rihanna Take Over The World

Calvin Harris & Rihanna Take Over The World

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Post Date: June 06, 2011

Calvin Harris
Why should you care about Calvin Harris? Well here are a couple reasons…

  • “Awooga”, this is one of the hottest tracks played almost everywhere
  • He Just finished up his tour with Rihanna
  • “Bounce ft. Kelis” is already set to be the new summer anthem
  • If this isn’t enough, Beatportal caught up with the Scottish DJ and producer—here is what he had to say…

    Can you tell us a bit about your new track “Awooga”?
    “Awooga” is a track I made exclusively for Beatport which is strictly for the clubs and released on my label Fly Eye. It’s a big-room electro record and it’s been going off in my DJ sets.

    It’s been a while since you last released a single – we’re guessing you’ve been busy working on your upcoming album, but what else have you got coming up?
    I’m going to be releasing a lot of tracks this year, and the album will come later. I’ve been working with different people on some big singles; the first features Kelis and she sounds amazing on the record. We just shot the video in Vegas, and that’s shaping up to look great too!

    It will be your third artist album – what can we expect from it, and how has your sound evolved and moved on from the last two?
    I’m going for pretty epic-sounding dance records. I guess the whole sound has just moved on in terms of production as I’ve got a new studio and some new gear to make the sounds I wasn’t able to make before.

    Other than the new singles and the album, what else have you got planned for the coming months?
    I’ll be carrying on my residency in Las Vegas and touring all over the place. I’m also going to Dubai, which I’ve never been to before, so that should be amazing.

    You toured with Rihanna earlier this year – how did you adapt your set to suit a crowd that wouldn’t necessarily be at one of your club nights?
    I did alter my set, as there were lots of younger people in the crowd that I wouldn’t normally DJ to, but her fans are really good and they go nuts!

    From your Tweets, it’s apparent that you’re quite a straight-talking person, but have you ever considered closing your account because of the grief it can sometimes cause?
    There are definitely some strange people on the Internet, but that’s nothing we didn’t know already! There are too many upsides to the incredible things you can find on Twitter to delete your account, though.

    You featured on Dizzee Rascal‘s “Dance Wiv Me” back in 2008, but it wasn’t until last year that urban music really dominated the charts – do you think the urban-dance crossover is paving the way for dance music’s popularity with the mainstream again?
    It certainly seems to be the way things are headed right now. A lot of US urban artists are looking to European producers to create the mainstream dance music sound, so it’s a very exciting time for dance music.

    Who do you rate as an up-and-coming artist?
    There are loads, but to name a few Burns – signed to Deconstruction Records – is great, and so are Thomas Gold and Michael Woods.

    And finally, what was the last record you listened to?
    Burns’ “Skeezer.”

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