Saturday, June 11, 2011

Calvin Harris

Scottish music producer, artist, and deejay Calvin Harris was only 22 when his first major-label album was dropped.

Born in January 1984, this guy is the same age as me!  He became interested in electronic music very early, and was recording demos in his bedroom by 1999.  He went from posting his 'electroclash' music on MySpace to signing with a multinational record label almost instantaneously.  In 2006, an Artists & Reportoire delegate heard his music, contacted him, and immediately signed him to a major label.

His debut album, entitled 'I Created Disco' was released the following year and featured two top-10 hits.  Soon enough, he was remixing works by Jamiroquai, All Saints, and the Brazilian new rave sensation, CSS.   A collaboration between him and Dizzee Rascal hit #1 in the U.K.  He continues to pump out #1 hits, with songs like "I'm Not Alone" and "Acceptable in the 80's".

He already has multiple number 1 hits, and is becoming more and more prominent every year.  His songs exemplify colorful disco and electronic influences with a modern r&b styling.  His vocal work features very soothing, yet powerful tonalities with excellent vocal harmonies and melodic phrasing.

40 comments:

  1. Calvin Haris is great. His new song Awooga is awesome.

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  2. I really enjoy calvin harris, he has awesome music.

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  3. Lol nice post I love his songs!

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  4. Not that big of a fan, but his stuff is catchy.

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  5. Wow, when it's meant to happen it happens! My son is crazy over this kind of music. He attempts some cool sound on a keyboard but it's just not enough to satisfy. This is cool!!

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  6. Did he do that song 'I can't wait for the weekend to begin'?

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  7. calvin harris is awesome. follwoed

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  8. Nice post, love this song, calvin harris is good!

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  9. Calvin Harris is really good. how'd you find him

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  10. I love stuff like this that's not mainstream and catchy.

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  11. I hadn't heard before but sounds great.

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  12. That video was crazy as hell. Cool song tho.

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  13. I'm not much for this genre of music, but this is a good song!

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  14. Exelent sound. keep posting man!

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  15. Listen to Calvin's song 'Flashback'. BEST SONG EVER!!!

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  16. Nice... I've heard this song out and about for ages now, nice to find out who it is and get some background info.

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  17. Sounds good, might have to DL some.

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  18. I've heard this song before but didnt know who it was until now!

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  19. As long as I get one good jam in a day... nice blog!

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  20. It doesn't really seem that young to get your foot in the door to be honest. Good music though.

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  21. Great song, I had heard it before but didn't know who did it until reading your blog. Thanks!

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  22. I didn't know who did this song either until this post. I think I heard it in Shaun White Snowboarding game.

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  24. Bangin, bro!!!

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