In a recent interview with Zane Lowe on his very own Beats 1 show on Apple Music, Calvin Harris gave a personal glimpse into the previous influences that have impacted his career to date, not to mention his views on the house music scene that’s happening in the UK at the moment. You’re definitely going to want to check this out!
Swaying his army of dedicated followers into a slightly more serious side of things, the Scottish DJ confessed that he feels like he is doing a “disservice” to himself by not allowing the undeniable influences derived from UK house to flow more often within his own productions.
In the past, these groundbreaking musical influences were featured in the EDM superstar’s 2007 LP ‘I Created Disco‘. As the years went by, the talented artist branched out into the pop realm to release incredible tracks and studio efforts, including his 2017 collab-heavy ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1‘.
In 2018, the ‘This Is What We Came For‘ musician has taken on some seriously impressive projects, notably for his recent collab with UK popstar Dua Lipa. He has described his working experience with her as “lovely”.
She come round the house…One of the very few sessions where I literally, I mean nowadays with vocals and all that I like to have an engineer, he can record and chop them up because it’s the hardest part of the job for me, but this time I just did it all myself. It was nice, had a little cup of tea. Lovely.”
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In addition, he has also confirmed:
“You know there’s amazing, amazing house music coming out of the UK right now […] That has inspired me a lot and I love being there and listening to it and that kind of made me realise I’m doing a disservice to myself not drawing the influences that I’ve always drawn from like ’90s house which is my main go-to, as far as influences go.”
We absolutely can’t wait to see if he will tiptoe back into his roots – we loved the original sound and look forward to seeing it mesh with the newfound skills that he has gained throughout this career.