Monday, July 26, 2010

Calvin Harris rocking up Zouk KL!

in exact 9 days, get ready to pump out as Calvin Harris,  dubbed as the King of electropop; born Adam Richard Wiles on 17 January 1984 in Dumfries, Scotland) the Scottish singer-songwriter, record producer, and most famously known as a DJ.

Not many would know of this fact of the man, but did you know that during the entire period when he was making music, Calvin Harris was almost a social-recluse, and it affected his personality largely?
Betcha didn't know that. But not like it stopped the man from churning out awesome beats anyways, because as it is, he is hot on the track and making his way down to Zouk KL!

A little known about this guy is, Calvin Harris' first album I Created Disco was released on 29 June 2007. The album contained up tempo electro-clash songs that were influenced by music from the 1980s. 

To promote I Created Disco, Harris embarked on a tour of the UK, supporting Faithless and Groove Armada.
The first release from the album was "Vegas" on limited edition vinyl and the first charted single released from the album was "Acceptable in the 80s", a tribute to the style and culture of the decade. 
The song reached the top ten on the UK Singles Chart, remaining on the chart for fifteen weeks.

"The Girls" was the album's second single, it reached the top 5 in the UK singles chart. The fourth release from the album was "Merrymaking at My Place" which reached number 43 in the UK chart. 

His song "Colours" is featured on the Kia Motors ad for the Soul. In 2007, Dragonette released a cover of Harris' "The Girls" retitled "The Boys", during which the band alludes directly to him: "I even like those scrawny, Scottish, into pop music but not like sorta like pop dance electro music."

In 2007 Harris recorded with Kylie Minogue. He had caught Minogue's attention after his recordings had been passed on to her by another record producer. Harris says that working with Kylie was "surreal, but fun" although he admitted to Mixmag in 2007 to "needing a few drinks before meeting her." Harris co-wrote and produced two songs on Kylies' X album; 'In My Arms' and 'Heart Beat Rock'. He was recently credited as being the producer in a remixed version of The Mitchell Brothers song "Michael Jackson". Harris is also currently working with British pop-star Sophie Ellis-Bextor, co-writing some new songs for her upcoming fourth studio album.

In 2008 he collaborated with UK rapper Dizzee Rascal on Dizzee's song "Dance wiv Me". They performed an acoustic version for the BBC as part of the Glastonbury Festival 2008 coverage. The song was released digitally on 30 June 2008 and went straight to number 1 in the UK. On 18 October 2008 he was also featured on Radio 1's Essential Mix with a 2 hour set. In 2009 he produced Dizzee Rascal's next single entitled "Holiday". He was supposed to make an appearance in its music video, but objected to dancing along in some scenes, wearing a certain shirt for the video and not wearing his "fly eye" glasses.
In a BBC Radio 1 interview with Fearne Cotton, Harris said that he turned down working with Lady Gaga in 2008 because he disliked the demo given to him and that he did not want to offend her at the time. In later BBC online interview, Harris stated he considers Gaga to be a "good artist".[11]

Having written and produced music for other artistes like Kylie Mnogue and collaborated with British rapper Dizzee Rascal, Calvin Harris has basically pumped up his music repertoire by miles - and he's not showing any signs of slowing down soon.
Ready to bring down the house this coming August in Zouk, Calvin Harris is set to make an appearance that will make your night a worthwhile one.
Details :
When:  4th August 2010
Where: Zouk, Kuala Lumpur
Tickets: RM35 (inclusive of 1 drink). 
notes: tickets can be purchased at Zouk official website.  

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