Calvin Harris should stop making music immediately

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Are there any mega-big name 90s DJs who aren't still massive? It's like they can go out of fashion as much as they want and still draw big crowds.

Matt DC, Monday, 24 September 2007 08:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

CALVIN HARRIS AND THE MITCHELL BROTHERS TOGETHER ON ONE TRACK. THE BEST OF BRITISH DANCE MEETS THE BEST OF BRITISH URBAN. HOW CAN THEY FIT SO MUCH NON-IRRITATING TALENT ON ONE SONG? I HAVE NO IDEA.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zt7VRD6zlSs

Dom Passantino, Friday, 28 September 2007 14:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

Led me to believe that he must be getting a huge MySpace/MTVU push

along with a nice line in DFS sofas ..

mark e, Friday, 28 September 2007 14:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

ok

1. playing in a real band? big whup, what fucken difference does it make? I think almost anybody would rather hear a good DJ set than a shit band

2. he is a poor imitation of mylo, who is a poor imitation of Les Rythmes Digitales

3. he jumped on the electro/80s revival bandwagon at least 5 years too late

4. he is a stupid twat

max r, Friday, 28 September 2007 14:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

^ all 4 points OTM

But I do like Acceptable in the 80s...

Colonel Poo, Friday, 28 September 2007 15:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

Calvin Harris OTM

everything, Friday, 28 September 2007 16:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

a bunch of my friends are really digging this guy, but i gave the album a spin and was thoroughly unimpressed. it's getting massive college radio play. maybe some good remixes would make it more palatable.

Emily Bjurnhjam, Saturday, 29 September 2007 00:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

emily, play your friends "darkdancer" by Les Rythmes Digitales from 1999.

max r, Saturday, 29 September 2007 02:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

i went back to my college a couple weekends ago for homecoming and this shit was playing all over. wtf

deej, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 05:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

I thought he was very funny in this Metro mini-interview

Alba, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 10:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

4. he is a stupid twat

-- max r, Friday, 28 September 2007 14:27 (1 month ago) Bookmark Link

^^^this dude was frequently otm, whatever happened to him?

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 10:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

"I couldn’t stand that J-Lo song with the saxophone all the way through, Get Right. That was bad."

idiot.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 10:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

just read this on wikipedia about the "Acceptable in the 80s" video:

The music video features many references of the time; the stereotypical large hairstyles, bright dayglo colours and bizarrely, scientists dissecting what appears to be an otter, products of which are used by a hair stylist, TV chef, and to heal a grazed knee. The video is directed by Woof Wan-Bau.

this could be a number of things I suppose; is he saying that BACK THEN animal testing and vivisection were (more) acceptable, that there wasn't as much environmental consciousness as today? I love it that someone called Woof Wan-Bau exists.

Grandpont Genie, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 12:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

I think it was more that people just hated otters in the 80s, as they were associated with the (then) embarrassing 70s (Tarka The Otter, Ring Of Bright Water etc.)

Alba, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 12:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

(actually Ring Of Bright Water came out in 1969, but we all know the 70s began in 1968)

Alba, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 12:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

we have some songs of his on the work ipod, one where he is singing about "electro man" is a mix of the "electro boy" song from the mighty boosh and that one belle & sebastian dance track, sung by the dude from david devant and his spirit wife. really really bad.

r1o natsume, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

Maybe Calvin Harris is just trolling.

Noodle Vague, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

'In My Arms' from the forthcoming Kylie album is quite good.

Popture, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 18:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

So's her cover of "Love is the Drug."

jaymc, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 18:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

bentley rhythm ace of 2007

pc user, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 22:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

some good stuff alright. he's otm about that j-lo song.

Gukbe, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 23:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

he's rubbish

RJG, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 09:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/south_of_scotland/7328513.stm

Chart star Calvin Harris has lost seven months of work on his new album in baggage problems at Heathrow.

The dance musician, from Dumfries, in the south of Scotland, was returning to the UK from America when the bag containing his laptop went missing.

A spokeswoman for his record company confirmed it contained the only copy of work on Mr Harris' second album.

His first release - I Created Disco - was a top 10 hit and carried the debut single Acceptable in the 80s.

The album's success led to him working with the likes of Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Kylie Minogue, for whom he wrote the forthcoming single In My Arms in his bedroom on a 15-year-old computer.

A spokeswoman for Columbia Records confirmed that the lost laptop contained several new songs the DJ and musician had been working on.

"He has lost the only copy of the new album," she said.

"It is a big cause for concern - months of work have gone into that."

She said it would not affect his live performances as they did not involve the use of the laptop.

However, it could set back work on a new album for some time.

"They have offered about £750 in compensation," said the spokeswoman.

"You can't really put a price on something like a new record."

Flights cancelled

British Airways has said its priority is to reunite passengers with their luggage as soon as possible.

More than 400 volunteer staff have been working to deal with the situation.

Thousands of bags were caught in a backlog after the opening of the new T5 terminal at Heathrow this week.

Numerous flights were cancelled due to problems with the baggage handling system.

British Airways has admitted that the chaos surrounding the opening of Terminal 5 has so far cost about £16 million.

Herman G. Neuname, Thursday, 3 April 2008 17:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

there is a god

fandango, Thursday, 3 April 2008 17:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

i thought this thread was about beat happening

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 3 April 2008 18:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh no that sucks! "Acceptable in the 80s" was pretty good but "The Girls" had the girls going wild! That song is hot.

I never checked the full album to be honest but I can't believe he would keep his entire new one on just one laptop. Way to suck, British Airways!

Rob Threezy, Thursday, 3 April 2008 18:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

This is totally a dog-ate-my-homework story, and is Harris's excuse for not yet having churned out the follow up Columbia is no doubt pestering him for so they can rush release it before everyone gets (even more) sick of him.

JimD, Thursday, 3 April 2008 18:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah as much as i would like this to be true, what kind of mongtard doesn't back that shit up?

blueski, Friday, 4 April 2008 13:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

He should just steal Laromlab's album and pass it off as his own.

chap, Friday, 4 April 2008 13:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

Has Dom been moonlighting as a baggage handler at Terminal 5?

Tom D., Friday, 4 April 2008 13:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

of course he has another copy. its just a load of PR gumph aint it.

mark e, Friday, 4 April 2008 14:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

Was about to say the same. If it was really the case they'd be suitably embarrassed to not issue a fucking press release about it

DJ Mencap, Friday, 4 April 2008 14:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

Perhaps he did a song with Naomi Campbell and she wasn't too keen on it.

Dingbod Kesterson, Friday, 4 April 2008 14:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

Maybe the record label is trying to get extra compensation from british airways

Herman G. Neuname, Friday, 4 April 2008 14:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

That would be hilarious so I hope you're right

DJ Mencap, Friday, 4 April 2008 14:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

Anyone tech-savvy enough to make good electronic music knows to back shit up. What a jackoff.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 4 April 2008 14:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

yep, he is like some vile British public school James Murphy

Noodle Vague, Friday, 4 April 2008 15:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Well, this song with Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris, it's quite good.

zeus, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 10:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

it's awful. the way the bassline so wants to be a classic bounce, and fails by so much, makes me cringe.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 10:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

the lex is back??? wow.

zeus, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 10:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

that deadmau5 dub injects some life into his 'merrymaking' track which is one of those songs that has been completely overshadowed by the remix.

jbill, Sunday, 29 June 2008 03:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

Hey, that Dizzee track is quite good. Calvin Harris revival starts here.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 20:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

im happy that i dont live in the uk and therefore can pretend like the dizzee track doesn't exist

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 9 July 2008 20:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

the dude on the hook is the worst part about it actually

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 9 July 2008 20:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm seeing this guy open for MBV in three months. Hm.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 20:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

Dizzee or Calvin? I'm not sure either are obvious MBV opening acts

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 21:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

Hey, that Dizzee track is quite good. Calvin Harris revival starts here.

-- Ismael Klata, Wednesday, July 9, 2008 9:51 PM

I disagree. Dizzee's vocal is phoned in, he switches between generic "electro" and generic "Indian" music in a way that just sounds lazily tacked-together, his own vocal is a cringe-worthy... it sucks, basically.

Bodrick III, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 21:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

Dizzee or Calvin? I'm not sure either are obvious MBV opening acts

Calvin. Dizzee I've seen already, great show.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 21:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

And what's with the Peter Beardsley do?

Bodrick III, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 21:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

i like his production for seb/roisin's "off & on" much more than i like "dance wiv me"

Keaney Tong, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 22:01 (5 years 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

"thinking about you" is such a good song

le goon (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 8 March 2014 20:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

yeah it's much better than his other recent stuff, i was actually surprised it was him. naturally it is not getting nearly as much american radio play as his other songs did.

dyl, Saturday, 8 March 2014 20:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

fukk yes

rhyme heals all goons (m bison), Saturday, 8 March 2014 20:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

gr8 song, esp for the 278th single off that record, possibly the best 278th single ever?

a commentary on self-absorbed youth culture in the social media age (zachlyon), Saturday, 8 March 2014 20:19 (1 month ago) Permalink


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