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Questions Top100 DJs 2010 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:28

Melodic, accessible, going off, some bleepy noises - hard to say in one word!
Best known for: 
Being the third tallest man in dance music
Tune of the year: 
Mr Blink 'Gecko'
Gig of 2010: 
Cream, Amnesia, Ibiza
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010: 
Bart B More
Best new club visited this year: 
No idea
Favourite non-dance album of 2010: 
Hurts 'Happiness'
Essential three suitcase tour items: 
Mac charger, socks, iLok
Which actor would play you in a film of your life: 
Brian Blessed
Best thing about being a DJ: 
Watching people going off
Best end-of-the-night tune: 
Pryda 'Niton' is an emotional one!

"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."