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ID: 1341Calvin Harris Angleterre

Calvin Harris (born January 17, 1984), is a British singer, songwriter and record producer. He was born and grew up in Dumfries, Scotland, UK.

Music career

Harris began making music at 15 in his bedroom. His earliest success was when he was 18: the songs "Da Bongos" and "Brighter Days" were released as a 12" club single and CD-EP by the Prima Facie label in early 2002 under the name Stouffer.

Harris signed contracts with EMI (publishing) and Sony BMG (recording) in 2006, after his music had been discovered on the social networking website MySpace. Harris had recently moved back from London, England to his hometown of Dumfries, Scotland because he was unable to find a job. He had only managed to release one song in 2004 with artist, Ayah. The song appears on The Unabombers' 'Electric Soul 2'.

His first album I Created Disco was released on 18th June 2007. The album contained uptempo electroclash 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 charted single. The fourth release from the album was "Merrymaking at My Place" however it only reached #43 in the UK chart.

In 2007 Harris also 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 revealed to mixmag in 2007 to "needing a few drinks before meeting her." It has been confirmed that Harris has co-written and produced two songs on the forthcoming Kylie album, 'In My Arms' and 'Heart Beat Rock'.

He is recently credited as being the producer in a remixed version of The Mitchell Brothers song "Michael Jackson".

He's currently working with British pop-star Sophie Ellis-Bextor, co-writing a new single for her forthcoming greatest hits album.

 

Discography

Singles
  • 2002: "Da Bongos" (Released under pseudonym Stouffer)
  • 2002: "Brighter Days" (Released under pseudonym Stouffer)
  • 2004: "Let Me Know"
  • 2007: "Vegas"
  • 2007: "Acceptable in the 80s" UK #10
  • 2007: "The Girls" UK #3
  • 2007: "Merrymaking at My Place" UK #43

Remixes

  • 2006: Jamiroquai - "Canned Heat" (unreleased)
  • 2006: All Saints - "Rock Steady"
  • 2007: Groove Armada - "Get Down"
  • 2007: CSS - "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above"
  • 2007: The Mitchell Brothers - "Michael Jackson"
  • 2007: Jamiroquai - "Stillness In Time" (for Radio 1. Established 1967 compilation)

 

 




Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin Harris
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