24 Oct 2011

    MASHUP MONDAY!

    29 Sep 2011

    Calvin Harris has been touring along side Rihanna since early last summer, so it was only a matter of time before the two decided to collaborate on a track. We Found Love is a perfect unification of both artists’ sounds. Rihanna delivers melodic and yearning lyrics and Calvin busts out another anthemic beat, which makes the track uniquely house rather than just the same electropop sound that has been dominating the Top 40 charts. This one will certainly be being played out everywhere, so grab it while it’s hot!

    Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna - We Found Love

    9 Sep 2011

    Feed The Animals Pt. III (Electric Zoo Review)

    DAY 3:

    And then it was the last day. Everything in our lives had become so casually predictable, but in the best of ways. Wake up. Eat breakfast (first and last meal of the day). Get to EZoo. Meander from tent to tent. Dance a little. Sit in the grass. Drink water. Dance more. Enjoy the weather. Talk to friends. And dance more until the night was over again. Our world had become so finite. Nothing really mattered besides the stages, tents, water stands, bathrooms, and fields. I think one of the beautiful things about the festival atmosphere, is the ability to strip away your thoughts about everything peripheral to the concert. I’m not going to start a metaphysical rambling about rave culture (perhaps I’ve already lost most of you), but I do think some of this is worth consideration.

    Anyways, we arrived the third day hoping to catch a little bit of Alesso’s set, but just missed him. So instead, we chilled out for a bit near the Hilltop Arena where Big Gigantic was ripping an impressive set, complete with live saxophone, piano, drums and more. I was more or less KO’d from exhaustion, so I botched it and barely listened, but what I did hear sounded really dope. Once we had collected ourselves for a couple minutes, those of us who arrived early headed over to the main stage to catch Swedish house producer, John Dahlback. 

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    15 Aug 2011

    BASSCAMP Summer Mix Vol. II

        

                                   

    The second installment of my summer mixes is ready for download HERE. This one is all MOOMBAHTON! Listen, Dance, Enjoy!

    TRACKS

    Alex Clare - Up All Night (Nadastrom Remix)

    Calvin Harris - Feel So Close (Dillon Francis Remix)

    Kreayshawn - Gucci Gucci (Long Jawns x Bobby la Beat Moombahton Remix)

    Chiddy Bang - Mind Your Manners (BASSCAMP’s Mind Your Moombah Remix)

    Bro Safari ft. Mighty High Coup - Boombahton

    Billy The Gent & Long Jawns - Vibrate

    Heartbreak - Blaze Up

    Gavin Holland - Moombarena

    Peacetreaty - Change (TKO Moombahton Remix)

    Dave Nada & Dillon Francis - Brazzer’s Theme - Munchi’s Fuck That It’s Bangbros Remix

    Ludacris - The Potion (GTA Bootyton Mix)

    ETC!ETC! - Indian Flute 2011 Moombahton Remix

    Rusko - Everyday (Boyfriend Remix)

    Chase & Status ft. Tinie Tempah - HItz (Dillon Francis Remix)

    Emalkay - When I Look At You (Heartbreak’s I Love Moombahcore Remix)

    Skrillex - Ruffneck (Relok Remix)

    Dillon Francis - Beautician 2.0

    Heartbreak - Love & Hate

    Kelly Rowland ft. Lil Wayne - Motivation (gLAdiator Remix)

    Tactic - I Don’t Wanna Be Right

    Nadastrom & Heartbreak - Church

    15 Jul 2011

    It may not be part of his live act anymore, but it’s good to hear Calvin Harris singing on his own tracks again…

    4 Jul 2011

    7 May 2011

    Get 2 Know A DJ - Calvin Harris

                            

    This weekend I journeyed with my group of friends (otherwise known as the Tufts Electronic Music Syndicate) to see a Calvin Harris DJ Set at Pacha nightclub in NYC. Although the Scottish singer-songwriter announced a couple months back that his live vocal performance was gone for good, I knew that he would deliver nothing but a spectacular DJ set. Needless to say I was not mistaken. Although he wasn’t singing them himself, Harris made sure to pump his set full of his own production from his earliest synthpop singles to his contemporary electro house smashers.

    His stage presence may not have had the wild mania of Rusko or the chilled out swag of Pretty Lights, but he exuded confidence in everything and his set was nearly flawless. He included a wide variety of other tracks apart from his own, including classics like Darude’s Sandstorm to unreleased singles such as Save The World by SHM, and even threw in a little dubstep to confuse all the house fiends. Calvin Harris has sat at the top of the UK charts for years and his latest ventures into vocal-less production show no sign of unseating him from the throne. His sound is always fresh yet timeless. I’m Not Alone still feels like it just hit radio waves and is going to be next summer’s EDM concert anthem.

    For those of you who are classic Calvin die-hards, don’t be put off by his “DJ Set” versus his live performance. He still brings a vibrant energy and demonstrates mastery behind the CDJ decks. Calvin Harris is an icon and as any great artist should, he’s trying out new musical pursuits to keep himself interested as well as make new and creative music for all his fans. 

    14 Mar 2011

    Here’s a new track by Calvin Harris. It’s definitely a change of pace for those used to the wily artist’s smooth and humorous nu-disco vocals. Some may not like Calvin Harris’ decision to discontinue singing on his tracks, myself included, but this track has a very unique flavor (reminiscent of Afrojack’s production) which I hope to see Harris develop as he forges forward with his DJ-only career.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?s2cssgr7foh7he9

    31 Jan 2011

    MASQUERADE MOTEL GUESTLIST LINEUP:

    A-Trak, AN21, Armand van Helden, Calvin Harris, Dirty South, Kim Fai, Max Vangeli, Pete Tong, Third Party, Thomas Gold

    Here’s my take. Everyone was very upset when they heard SHM was not playing UMF and instead creating their own exclusive event not only because the trio of Swedes wouldn’t be dropping the tracks which became the EDM anthems of 2010 (and possibly 2011), but also because they would be roping in other artists that could’ve performed at Ultra. Although I am certain that the Masquerade Motel is going to be an incredible event, when weighing the ticket price/lineup to UMF, I still think the latter is the better option.

    If you’re looking for the biggest artists, Masquerade presents SHM, Dirty South, Duck Sauce (damn), and Calvin Harris (although Harris recently announced that he would no longer be singing during his acts, which I consider a huge blow to his live appeal). Ultra on the other hand is guaranteed to have a much larger number of high-caliber DJs. I suppose if you’re not a Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun, or Deadmau5 fan, the Masquerade may be a good mid-Ultra option, but I still think UMF is the way to go.

    To each their own. I’ll be at Ultra enjoying the hundreds of artists in attendance… however there will be a little part of me which will be yearning for these tracks:

    One (Original Mix)

    One (Your Name) ft. Pharell

    Miami 2 Ibiza

    Miami 2 Ibiza (Static Revenger Dub Mix)

    10 Dec 2010

    Ha! I’ve been listening to a lot of Calvin Harris recently and I can’t imagine a better song to welcome in the weekend. ‘Merrymaking At My Place’ is the fourth single from the Scottish electronic musician, and features the querky disco beat that pervades all of his “I Created Disco” album. Super light beat and some goofy lyrics make this such an easy song to vibe with. Unfortunately, Harris recently announced that he has stopped recording vocals for his tracks to focus purely on DJ/producing, which I believe will severly diminish some of the merrymaking at his live concerts. Nonetheless, after you get off work, strap on your headphones and hit the block to this track. It’ll put you in that good place. http://www.mediafire.com/?i1wmjdgmzyz