Photo by Bill at SoundBites
Calvin Harris is tall, white, Scottish, and successfully turned Mercury Lounge into a temporary disco Wednesday night. Judging by the crowd’s reaction, he’ll likely get to chose from all the girls he wants, regardless of their ethnic background or weight (see his single “The Girls” lyrics/video).
His live set was just as entertaining as any DJ set could be and had there been more room in the small, sold-out venue of choice, people would have been dancing way, way more. Except, of course, some of the industry folks. Judging by the number of those folks present, there will be plenty more Calvin to come and most likely in bigger venues. I actually overheard two “types” discussing how “we must get him into Studio B — he’d rock it.”
Calvin performed all his catchy tunes, including This is Industry, Girls, Acceptable in the 80′s and when he did Merrymaking at My Place, the place went nuts. The band was on point and Calvin seemed very natural on the stage just singing and dancing (and he did plenty of it). (Nice work to blogger Soundbytes on repping NYC by helping Calvin order at Katz’s Deli).
Calvin is already huge in Europe — The Girls and “Acceptable” were top-3 and top-10 singles in the UK and he played this year’s high-profile Glastonbury festival with many modern pop and rock heavyweights. Check out the video below for a taste of his live show. He even worked with Kylie Minogue on her last album after she “discovered” him early this year (which scores you major European music-cred points).
I’m sure we’ll be hearing more of him in the coming weeks and months here in the States.
Mohan is a member of DJ team DD Pesh.
Calvin Harris – Acceptable In The 80s and The Girls (Live, Glastonbury 2007)
Check out Calvin’s music videos below:
Calvin Harris – Merrymaking At My Place
Calvin Harris – The Girls
Calvin Harris – Acceptable In The 80s