Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding’s smash hit collaboration “Need Your Love” got picked up by Dutch producer/DJ Kevin van Veelen, or Dem Slackers. He’s transformed the sticky sweet radio-friendly hit into a veritable club anthem with quite a grimy electro breakdown and although this is only a bootleg it stands strong against other more official versions like Nicky Romero’s remix.Posted by
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Calvin Harris breaks Michael Jackson’s UK chart record; ’18 Months’ passes ‘Bad’ for most Top Ten hits from one album
“I’ll never dance, sing or be an ultimate musical legend & icon like MJ,” Calvin Harris tweeted after surpassing the king of pop in the record books. Dancing and singing aside, Calvin has broken Michael Jackson’s UK chart record for most Top Ten hits to come from one album, squeezing 18 Months past Bad. “I Need Your Love” cracked the top ten this weekend, becoming Calvin’s eighth chart-topping single off his latest album, becoming the first to do so following efforts such as “We Found Love,” “Sweet Nothing,” and “Let’s Go.”
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Officially making the cutest fake couple in the music biz, Ellie Goulding and Calvin Harris released video for ubiquitous hit “I Need Your Love” coming off Calvin’s 18 Months album. Intimate bedroom shots, aerial helicopter views of South Beach hot spots and a LIV Miami cameo take center stage as the two show off how desperately in love they are. It would be interesting to see Skrillex’ reaction to see his former beau getting cozy with the Scotsman, a dance music love triangle I sort of wish was real.Posted by
Dutch house young-bloods Firebeatz have quickly become one of their nation’s most topical newcomers to date. Ahead of their forthcoming collaboration with Bobby Burns, the duo drops “Yeahhhh” for Calvin Harris’s Fly Eye Records. In the same high-octane vein as Spinnin Records predecessor, “Gangster,” the track deals in gritty low-end electro house to the avail of another landmark for the fresh-faced duo and their consistent industry ascent for 2013.
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In the quarter century since its opening, BCM Planet Dance in Mallorca has become one of the largest and most visited clubs in the world, pushing the envelope and redefining nightlife at every turn. This year it ranked as the #6 club in the world in DJ Mag’s Top 100 with almost every DJ in the game having passed through its hallowed halls. From Richie Hawtin, to Tiësto, to Skrillex, BCM has been host to some of the wildest parties and pre-eminent talent in the world. As BCM turns the corner on its 25th birthday, the superclub turns to its longstanding relationship with Cream to enlist Calvin Harris for a weekly residency dubbed “Cream Mallorca.” With a laundry list of other residencies due to be announced it is likely that Calvin will be in good company, his residency will last throughout the summer.
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Six years ago after being discovered on MySpace by Tommie Sunshine, Adam Wiles — real name Calvin Harris – went on to sign a contract with Columbia Records, spurring his debut album, I Created Disco. “Acceptable in the 80s” was released as the album’s second single and peaked at the #10 position on the UK singles chart, heralding the young Dumfries, Scotland native as a beckoning force within dance music. Far more disco-latent than his recent productions, the track features a youthful, uptempo vibe with a hook that is certainly memorable. Calvin went on to record two songs for Kylie Minogue’s X album, “In My Arms” and “Heart Beat Rock,” after successfully entrapping her attention with this single.Posted by
Chicago’s premiere dance music event has finally announced its 2013 lineup. Headlined by Bassnectar, Calvin Harris and Moby the festival boasts over 50 artists representing a variety of dance music’s most popular genres. The legendary Crystal Method also make an appearance as well as sets from Wolfgang Gartner, Paul Oakenfold, Dirty South, Boys Noize and more. Leaning heavily towards the heavier sounds of electro, dub, and trap, Spring Awakening is a festival not for the faint of heart.
Beginning March 30th, Calvin Harris, deadmau5, Hardwell, Nervo, Steve Aoki and Tommy Trash will descend upon Wet Republic at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in sunny Las Vegas to launch pool season in high gear. The star-studded DJ line up has been scheduled through till April 28th (so far) and will provide non-stop, action-filled entertainment at Sin City’s hottest pool party destination. The news comes by way of highly-anticipated club Hakkasan Las Vegas finally opening its doors next month at MGM, which will share the same exclusive residencies. Dates and tickets below.
When every DJ on the planet descends on Miami in mid-March there is never a shortage of surprise appearances and unbelievable collaborations. The concentration of talent in South Beach always guarantees that the top producers in the world will be rubbing elbows with one another, usually behind the decks. Yesterday, during a live broadcast of SiriusXM’s “UMF Radio,” Calvin Harris was joined by Afrojack at the W Hotel to spin a back to back set of their biggest hits. It was the first time that the two juggernaut producers have spun together and could possibly be the early start of a collaboration in the future. Be sure to tune in live today as Sirius continues their broadcast from the W Hotel – things are bound to get interesting.
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