Thursday, March 27, 2008

Calvin Harris

Harris began making music at 15 in his bedroom, in Dumfries, Scotland. His earliest success was when he was 18: the songs "Da Bongos" and "Brighter Days" were released as a 12" club single and CD-EP by the Prima Facie label in early 2002 under the name Stouffer.

Harris signed contracts with EMI (publishing) and Sony BMG (recording) in 2006, after his music had been discovered on the social networking website MySpace.

His first album I Created Disco was released on 18 June 2007. The album contained uptempo electroclash songs that were influenced by music from the 1980s.


1. Merrymaking At My Place
2. Colours
3. This Is The Industry
4. The Girls
5. Acceptable In The 80s
6. Neon Rocks
7. Traffic Cops
8. Vegas
9. I Created Disco
10. Disco Heat
11. Vault Character
12. Certified
13. Love Souvenir
14. Electro Man

"I've made a lot of miserable tunes - I've got an album worth of depressing chords. I've not got any lyrics, like." By Calvin Harris.


Calvin's off on a European jaunt, takea look at the live section to find out if he'll be in a town near you:
28: Raleigh Hotel - Miami, Florida
29: Ultra Music Festival - Miami, Florida
29: Poplife @ White Room - Miami, Florida

1: Melkweg - Amsterdam
3: Snowbombing Mayrhofen - Austria
4: Der Klub - Zurich
5: Lido - Berlin
7: Trabendo - Paris
8: Botanique - Brussels
10: Koko + David E. Sugar, Tom Neville, Burns, Mike Pickering - LONDON
12: Custard Factory + Herve (The Count), Burns, Young Punx, Mark Gillespie - BIRMINGHAM
13: Barrowlands (14+) and Sam Sparro, Bigface, Burns, Death Disco DJs - GLASGOW
23: Henry Fonda Theater - Los Angeles
24: 330 Ritch Street - San Francisco
26: Coachella festival - somewhere in the USA
28: The Bowery Ballroom - New York