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Calvin Harris
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"DJing has been a revelation," admits Calvin Harris, clearly buzzing from a year that has seen him morph efficiently from a slightly questionable popstar-turned-DJ novelty into another commercial-but-credible party starter in the mould of Laidback Luke, Swedish House Mafia, Steve Aoki et al. Having first broken into the charts and the clubs with his insanely catchy electro-pop ditty 'Acceptable In the '80s' back in 2007, the Scottish producer is finding his DJ talents are earning him similarly populist acclaim. With diverse producers like Afrojack, Swedish House Mafia, Michael Woods, Bart B More, Hot City and Burns filling his CD wallet, Calvin's ram jammed DJ calendar has an equally eclectic make up with excursions in faraway lands like Singapore, Japan and China sitting side-by-side with headlining festival sets at the likes of V, LED and Ireland's Oxegen. One month he'll be rousing the WKD-swilling masses at a ritzy in Chelmsford, the next he'll be rocking Ibiza's glitzy Pacha. "Ibiza was amazing this year," he adds. "There was a real fresh feeling and energy to the island. Maybe it's the David Guetta effect - it feels like a lot of people are getting into dance music right now." In true Guetta style, Calvin's autumn DJ calendar will be dominated by a US tour alongside Paul Oakenfold, Deadmau5 and Steve Aoki. But what of his own productions? "I haven't been in the studio for a while and I don't see myself singing when I do get back in there," he admits. "I don't see myself as a pop star - I don't see that really going on. I'm just not cut out for it. I'm not going to be doing those live shows anymore."