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Calvin Harris says The Chemical Brothers were a huge inspiration for his music

He also cites Fatboy Slim, Roy Ayers, Outkast, Defected Records (in 1999) and more...

Calvin Harris was inspired by Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Roy Ayers, Outkast, Defected Records
Calvin Harris was inspired by Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Roy Ayers, Outkast, Defected Records

Calvin Harris has stated The Chemical Brothers were a huge inspiration for his music during a Twitter Q&A session this week. 

The man who currently lays claim to being the highest paid DJ in the world and his own spot on the wall of Scotland's National Galleries also pointed to Fatboy Slim, Roy Ayers, Outkast and Defected Records as having an impact on his career.

We've got Twitter user @ryanpooree, who asked the producer for some names that "shaped his voice in music", to thank for the information. Funk and soul groundbreakers Sly & The Family Stone, house imprint Azuli and Paul Oakenfold's Positiva Records also feature on the list, which was shared the day after Harris suggested that a change of stylistic direction could be on the cards. 

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