“If I’d had curly hair, things would’ve been different.” is the response you get from asking Calvin Harris about what he would have been if he wasn’t a producer, since he was once aspiring to be just like Steve McManaman a legendary former soccer player in the UK. Calvin Harris began to gain an interest in electronic music in his early teenage years and produced his first bedroom demo by the age of 15. He had his first two track EP released by the time he was 21, producing the “Da Bongos/Brighter Days” EP for the Prima Facie imprint.
Calvin Harris first got picked up by Tommie Sunshine‘s Xylophone Jones Recordings after Tommie heard tracks posted to his Myspace page. Soon he was in talks with EMI and Sony BMG to release a full length album. He released I Created Disco in 2007 to critical acclaim, with several singles climbing to the top in in the charts.
Since the release of his first full length album he has gone on to release 2 more, 2009′s Ready for the Weekend and 2012′s 18 Months. He has collaborated with a number of large names in the music industry, including Kelis, Dizzee Rascal, LMFAO, Example, The Ting-Tings, Scissor Sisters, Ne-Yo, Florence of Florence and the Machine, and Mary J. Blige. He has also been a mainstay on tours and at festivals, playing alongside artists such as Tiesto, Carl Cox, Nicky Romero, Ellie Goulding, and Rihanna.