Calvin Harris has admitted that he feels he is doing a “disservice” to himself by not allowing the influence of UK house music feed into his productions more.
In an interview with Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 show on Apple Music, the Scottish superstar producer praised the calibre of house music that is coming out of the UK’s electronic scenes at the moment, saying that he regrets not continuing to draw on the ‘90s house sounds that have previously influenced him in his career.
Calvin Harris was interviewed by Zane Lowe for Beats 1 Radio on Thursday 8th February. In his second candid interview of the week after an equally revealing one with Annie Mac on BBC1, the Scottish star producer further discussed his complicated relationship with EDM, preferring his Las Vegas shows to festivals, money being “the root of all evil” and collaborating with Canadian artist PartyNextDoor.
Calvin Harris has signed a £200 million deal to continue his Las Vegas residency at Caesar’s Palace until 2020.
The new contract will see Calvin play weekly at the casino's nightclub OMNIA over the next two years, with the DJ earning roughly £1 million per show.
The DJ revealed the news via Instagram, saying, “Extended my residency until 2020! Fridays at Omnia Nightclub in Las Vegas. My first show of 2018 is March 9 for their three-year anniversary.”
Calvin Harris has revealed he has extended his Las Vegas residency with the Hakkasan group until 2020.
The deal continues his day and night appearances at OMNIA, Hakkasan and Wet Republic.
Speaking about the ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1’ stars residency, Nick McCabe, CEO of Hakkasan Group, said, "We are pleased to extend our partnership with Calvin as he has become an integral part of our artist roster since his debut in 2013.
It’s fair to say that Calvin Harris has enjoyed a whirlwind few years. Since first bursting on to the scene almost ten years ago courtesy of the infectiously catchy ‘Acceptable in the 80s’, the Scottish producer has lived a life that the vast majority of us could only ever dream of.
David Guetta was transparent about his quest to be the world’s top earning DJ in a recent interview. The 50-year-old DJ admitted to a rivalry with reigning number one, Calvin Harris.
"Of course I pay attention to it," revealed Guetta when questioned about Forbes' annual World’s Highest-Paid DJs list. "We all do!"
"There is competition, but in a positive way," explained Guetta. "We’re all really good friends."
Calvin Harris has donated his booking fee for nightclub Omnia to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
In a post on Instagram, he explained he’d be making the donation “in the hope it will help rebuild the lives of the victims’ families and those injured”. You can read the post in full below.
A regular in Vegas, Harris has been a resident at clubs Hakkasan, Wet Republic and Omnia and is listed as the highest paid DJ in the world, meaning the donation is likely to be significant.
MTV have announced their EMA Awards nominations, with Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Major Lazer, Calvin Harris and The Chainsmokers all nominated in the Best Electronic category.
You can see the full list of nominations below. The 2017 MTV EMA awards ceremony takes place on Sunday 12th November at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London.