Superstar producer Calvin Harris is making moves—quite literally—having put his luxury recording studio-equipped home on the market just 16 months after buying it. The Hollywood Hills estate has gone through its fair share of owners in the music business, passing through Bong Load Records owner Tom Rothrock to EDM giant Steve Angello, and most recently to Harris, who bought it from Angello in late December 2017. Now, the home is up for sale again, and it’ll only set you back a cool $6 million.
Built in the 1940’s and restored with modern characteristics, the 6000 square-foot two-story space boasts four bedrooms, six bathrooms, and other luxurious living areas including an intricately-decorated living room, wet bar, kitchen, office, and lounge. The living room’s 18-foot ceiling reveals breathtaking views of the city scenery. Other highlights include outdoor pool and shower, and a spacious deck on the main floor. During Angello’s residence, the Swedish DJ converted the second floor into a state-of-the-art recording studio.
Harris is listing his home at $5.75 million or a $25,000 per month lease. Since 2013, the value of the residence has climbed almost $2 million from the $3.9 million that Angello bought it for. The “Giant” producer recently announced a summer residency at USHUAÏA IBIZA and a headlining performance Saturday at this year’s Creamfields, ending a considerable festival hiatus.
Friday nights at Ushuaïa Ibiza now belong to Calvin Harris. One of the most iconic names in the electronic game, Harris will kick off his 2019 residency at the Balearic hot spot on August 2. From there, Harris will take the decks of Ushuaïa Ibiza each consecutive Friday evening, until his residency finale on September 6.
The technical team that routinely brings about Ushuaïa Ibiza’s masterful live production, from glittering pyrotechnic displays to striking lighting and visual synchronicity, will man the production of each Harris date for the rest of the summer. Tickets to the “Giant” producer’s summer residency at the open-air club are available, here.
Audien is back. Twenty-seven-year-old Nate Rathbun ended 2018 on a high, dishing out a 40-minute “XMAS MIX” and joining Dancing Astronaut for a pre-Holy Ship! 12.0 playlist.
In 2019, he’s returned to shore with a fresh new remix of Calvin Harris‘ latest hit, “Giant” featuring Rag’n’Bone Man. The single gained some recent traction after Harris gave a live performance at 2019’s BRIT Awards, with appearances by Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, and Rag’n’Bone Man himself. So, Audien’s rendition is sure to give it another boost.
As his first release of the year, Rathbun steadily maintains the chill elegance of the original, putting emphasis on the keyboard progressions behind Rag’n’Bone Man’s dreamy vocal runs. Yet, the real Audien flare comes in lead synth form, dropping into a horn-filled deep house groove with added pitch vocals.
The Connecticut-born DJ heads to Ravine in Atlanta on March 8, which will be release day for his upcoming single, “Favorite Sound,” featuring indie pop band Echosmith.
Calvin Harris gave a sensational-as-always performance at Great Britain’s hottest award show, the BRITs, taking home two accolades in the process: one for British Producer of The Year (he’s Scottish) and Best British Single, for “One Kiss,” with Dua Lipa. This is Harris’s first pair of BRIT Awards after fourteen total, unsuccessful nominations in years passed, dating back to 2009.
Harris’s performance was bolstered by heady vocal accompaniment from some of his most illustrious collaborative partners, old and new, including Sam Smith (“Promises”), Dua Lipa (“One Kiss”), and Rag’n’Bone Man (“Giant”). The quartet stitched the ubiquitous hits into an exquisitely over-the-top live medley, with Harris all the while spinning from center stage, ensconced by a kaleidoscopic sound system and effervescent disco ball shining overhead. There’s rarely a dull moment with Harris and company on the scene.
Swedish House Mafia continue to make their return to the electronic sector one painstaking step at a time, the most recent of which directed the three-part supergroup to Columbia Recordsto pen a record deal with the label. Dancing Astronaut invites Swedish House Mafia fans to momentarily avert their eyes from the horizon where new SHM music has long loomed, to instead glance nine years backwards and relive the trio’s 2010 Creamfields Essential Mix as the ink of the Columbia agreement dries.
The Essential Mix takes streamers back to Aug. 29, 2010, a time in which Axwell, Ingrosso, and Angello were jointly pioneering their iconicity as Swedish House Mafia. The 2010 set, live from Daresbury, England pairs a number of classic Swedish House Mafia productions that have now ascended to catalog-staple status with remixes and edits of offerings from other electronic entities like Bingo Players, Calvin Harris, and Pendulum. Highlights include an instrumental rendition of “Miami 2 Ibiza,” and Axwell’s bootleg of “Tell Me Why vs. Bittersweet Symphony.”
Swedish House Mafia currently shoulder headlining duties for Creamfields’ 2019 edition, slated for Aug. 22-25.
Coming off a strong performance with two wins at the BRIT Awards earlier this week, Calvin Harris will not be leaving the news cycle any time soon. Revealing the full lineup for 2019, Creamfields has announced Harris as the festival’s Saturday headliner, marking his first festival performance in three years.
Calvin Harris and Rag’n’Bone Man‘s recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show was an electronic excursion to the sumptuous soul of “Giant.” Harris and Rag’n’Bone Man jointly stopped by the talk show to deliver a live rendition of their collaboration, originally released in January of this year. The artists performed the tune under the glow of rose LED lighting, on a stage bedecked with lush, green vegetation. The verdure of the decor lent a naturalistic ambiance and tranquility to the scene, as Rag’n’Bone Man’s crisp baritone voice delivered the song’s uplifting lyrics.
A small group of backup singers positioned just off to the side of Rag’n’Bone Man chimed in at choice moments, to complement the power of the singer-songwriter’s lyrical delivery. Harris mans the deck just behind Rag’n’Bone Man, to assist with the track’s melodic instrumentals. As in the studio-recorded original, Rag’n’Bone Man’s vocal work is a warm and impassioned statement of self.
Calvin Harris, or shall we say, Adam Richard Wiles, has just been unveiled as a headlining performer at the 2019 BRIT Awards. The annual awards show is the UK equivalent of the Grammys, paying special mind to local artists from the regards. Luckily, Britain has no shortage of top tier acts—and it certainly shows in their headline billing. Joining Wiles for a medley performance of sorts will be Dua Lip, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, and Sam Smith for what the awards describe perfectly as “epic.”
Likely, the three singers will be performing their biggest hits—such as Lipa’s “New Rules,” or Sam Smith’s “Too Good At Goodbyes”—with Harris taking the decks to tie the bombastic package together. The show is set to air on February 20.