fuck you Dan, "Children" is a classic *takes ball and goes home*
― The Reverend, Thursday, 16 February 2012 19:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
I mean, in the interest of full disclosure I never understood why everyone despised "Children" either but Miles such a good stand-in for "commercially successful dance dude that dance people seem to hate with terrifying and unhealthy fervor"
― (thinks and smiles) (DJP), Thursday, 16 February 2012 19:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
it's basically "look, we survived Robert Miles, we will survive this too, just relax"
Dan obviously doesn't remember the mass group suicides of the 90s.
― pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 17 February 2012 00:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
i loved "children" and "one & one"
― first period don't give a fuck, second period gon get cut (lex pretend), Friday, 17 February 2012 00:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
calvin harris could never
i am a big fan of "another night" to be honest
― teledyldonix, Friday, 17 February 2012 06:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
"Another Night" is brilliant. That bit near the end with the crazy little synth arpeggio behind Olaf's rap is one of the best all time house party moments.
it's more, people are having this hysterical overreaction to this dude as if he's some brand new circle of awful hell rather than someone who is pretty clearly operating in a paradigm that's been sending hits to the charts for 20 years
Pretty much all of my issues with Harris are tied up with his voice and persona, which were heavily prevalent on "I Like The Girls" and "Born In The 80s"; those records really were some brand new circle of awful hell. He was a dickhead in interviews and the like at that time as well.
Fear and loathing seem somewhat overdone if he's just producing chintzy circus organ dance-pop now, but if he opens his mouth on the new record then all bets are off.
― Tim F, Friday, 17 February 2012 07:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
lol @ this being a carbon copy of "We Found Love" with Ne-Yo subbing in for Rihanna
― Johnny Fever, Monday, 5 March 2012 01:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
I just looked at his wikipedia page... that "Sweet Nothing" song is getting some radio play in the US and aside from the horrible Rihanna song it's his highest charting single. But in the UK his last six songs have gone 2-2-2-2-1-6 and both albums #1. Is he totally unavoidable on UK radio/in clubs etc?
― skip, Thursday, 21 March 2013 17:47 (8 months ago) Permalink
i don't know if actual djs in actual clubs actually play him but yeah he's all over the radio, drinking from the bottle being the current irritant
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 21 March 2013 19:03 (8 months ago) Permalink
I can't imagine any DJ with any kind of rep ever playing Calvin Harris, but he's probably ubiquitous in high street nightclubs (ie most of the clubs in the UK).
― Matt DC, Thursday, 21 March 2013 19:16 (8 months ago) Permalink