Calvin Harris hasn’t contributed vocals to a track since 2016.
Calvin Harris is no stranger to high-profile collaborations. Recently, for instance, he produced the songs comprising he and Normani‘s two-track EP. Now, he’s added Benny Blanco to his list of studio partners.
“I Found You” sees Harris return to the microphone for the first time since his 2016 single “My Way.” His radio-ready verses compliment the song’s Chic-reminiscent guitar riffs to result in a somewhat tropical concept that will serve to cross pollinate the following commanded by each artist.
After producing music for such acts as Justin Bieber and Wiz Khalifa, Blanco has released much of his recent work as a solo act. Harris has enlisted vocalists like Sam Smith and Dua Lipa to contribute to his songs in 2018 alone, with a discography extending much further back that has landed him first on Forbes‘ list of the highest-paid DJs for six years in a row.
Calvin Harris and Benny Blanco’s “I Found You” is out now by way of the latter artist’s Friends Keep Secrets imprint.
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You remember Fyre Festival? Honestly, how can anyone forget? It was the festival for rich kids who dished out over $12,000 for a luxury weekend in the Bahamas, but instead, found themselves treated to mass disorganization, half-built tents, and limp cheese sandwiches.
It hasn’t even been a year since this disastrous island experience, but those signed up to the festival’s mailing list are still feeling the burn. A company called NYC VIP Access has been sending a number of email blasts with scam-sounding event opportunities to anyone who signed up for Fyre Fest information. The latest scheme? Bogus Burning Man tickets.
An e-mail, obtained by Vice News, states that a 20-year-old man from California named Frank Tribble, has been offering up supposed “pre-sale” tickets to Burning Man for $325. Sounds like a sweet deal, right? Well, maybe not. The official organizers of the desert event say there are no second-party sellers or sponsorship deals with outside companies to sell tickets before they go on sale on the official Burning Man website.
However, this isn’t the first attempt Tribble has made. Before this, subscribers were tempted with offers to meet Ed Sheeran, have dinner with LeBron James and other strange special treatments. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it probably is.
All we can do now is just hope that the recipients of these e-mails will listen to their gut feeling and not buy into the hype.
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By Real EDM — 9 months ago
Halsey cries at Common Ground Music Festival after her break-up announcement from G-Eazy.
Does love still exist? It’s hard to believe it does when Halsey and G-Eazy call it quits. The couple made their love extremely public, posting their infatuation with each other throughout social media. Did he cheat? Was Halsey overbearing? We may never know. Halsey posted to her Instagram story a few days ago, announcing the sudden separation between the two.
“G-Eazy and I are taking some time apart. I’m eager to continue the upcoming passage of time dedicating myself to my art and career, and the duration of my tour. I wish him the best. Thanks for respecting our privacy at this time.”
It looks like Halsey might be taking the break-up harder. Last night, the singer began crying during her performance at Common Ground Music Festival. During the song “Sorry”, she broke down for a short period of time. We hope the starlet recovers quickly.
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By Real EDM — 1 year ago
While most college students worry about finishing their term papers, Codeko is producing music and playing some of the world’s biggest festivals.
For most of us, college is a time of self-discovery. A time to eagerly explore our new found adulthood by packing in as many social activities as academic ones.
Although there are a few of us who go into our studies with a plan of what we want to do with our future lives, most of us leave college having even less of a clear picture than when we started.
And then there are people like Codeko, who somehow manage to do it all.
Ed Clark, better known as Codeko, has been building buzz with his production savvy on tracks like “Say Hi,” “Crest,” and “Lunar.” But Clark is also no stranger to the world outside of the studio; the college senior has already clocked in performances at major festivals like Electric Zoo and Mysteryland.
He does this of course while managing the pressure of a rigorous academic program at Cambridge University studying Physical Sciences.
Y’know, nbd. Just Cambridge.
After dropping “Say Hi” his remix package we caught up with Codeko to discuss why getting a degree is an important goal for this young music talent.
For just 21 years old, you’ve already gotten an impressive start to your music career. How did electronic music come into the picture for you?
Well, I have been playing piano and a ton of other instruments from a young age. I actually went to high school in London on a classical music scholarship. Then when I was 16 I had to do a music GCSE, which is basically the UK’s version of standardized tests. Most of my friends created songs using acoustic instruments, but I decided to make a record on the computer. I was pretty fascinated by the diversity of sounds I could create and then figured out how to layer live instrumentation on top of it. That was the project that started it all!
I know that you’re a classically trained musician. At what point did music become a potential career path for you?
When I was in my last year of high school, a few of my songs really started blowing up and getting millions of streams, I couldn’t believe it! Even though I was building some momentum, I had an unbelievable opportunity to study science at Cambridge University and I could not pass that up. Last year while at Cambridge I really started taking music seriously and working on it every day. The past year has been amazing with some really successful releases, signing a deal with Capitol Records, and playing festivals like Tomorrowland & Electric Zoo. Although I am still in school, its very clear I want to pursue a career in music.
You’re currently finishing up your program at Cambridge University which is impressive in its own right. Many in your shoes would have quit school to focus on music full time. Why is it important for you to get your degree?
Its no secret becoming a successful artist or DJ is insanely difficult. Having a solid education to fall back on has always been extremely important to my family and I. Cambridge is ranked as one of the best Universities in the world and I was very lucky to get in; it would have been foolish on my part not to complete my degree. Over the last couple of years I have had the option to drop out and focus solely on music, but I have the rest of my life to do that!
You’re studying physical sciences and are working on your senior thesis where you’re working on a 3D printed rechargeable battery – What made you choose this program?
I currently study “Physical Natural Sciences” with a concentration in “materials science” which is basically a combination of 1) Physics 2) Chemistry 3) Engineering. I actually started my degree studying just physics, but that got far too theoretical for me. My studies now are much more relevant to the real world; it feels like the work I am doing has a purpose, so I am glad I switched.
My master’s research project on a 3D printed, rechargeable battery is an example of this. At the moment, there are a ton of really cool sensors and other electronics that are flexible and stretchable, but there isn’t a good powering source (aka battery) that can also stretch/bend. The idea of a flexible battery will allow all these stretchable, wearable electronics to be properly implemented, and become fully wearable (e.g. no brick attached with wires). For instance, you could produce a fitness monitor (aka a ‘fit-bit V2’) where instead of wearing a bracelet, it can be woven into your t-shirt! Other applications include diabetes monitoring systems (that can be worn like a skin patch), fully flexible tablets/phones (e.g. not just the screen that can bend), soft robotics, and a ton more.
To balance both music and your studies you have to have a lot of determination. Do you have any tips for staying so focused?
I’m actually pretty terrible at focusing. My minds always going a million miles a second so I am very much a deadline person, unfortunately. But to help myself out, every day when I wake up I write a ‘to-do list’ of everything that I need to do today, whether it’s finishing a piece of written work, replying to emails, or mixing down a track. I don’t always complete that list, but keeping track of what I have, or haven’t done, makes me far more productive overall.
At Cambridge, do your peers ever react or recognize that you’re Codeko?
Yeah, there have actually been a few and it’s usually pretty funny. I have a really great group of friends that know me from well before my Codeko days and they keep me very grounded, which means I get to have a normal college experience.
Your single “Say Hi Feat. Austin Mahone” has been generating a lot of buzz – what was it like making that track?
I went through 4-5 instrumental versions before I came up with the current horn melody. As soon as I made the melody I knew I had something special, but the instrumental actually ended up sitting on my computer for almost a year before anything happened with it. I came across it again before one of my first ever songwriting sessions and thought it would be fun to resurface. Austin and I had been talking about me remixing one of his old records, but when he heard Say Hi for the first time we wanted to jump right on it and his vocals really took the record to another level.
Which artists were early influencers of your musical taste?
I played a ton of classical music from age 5 until about age 18. In classical music, everything needs to be both harmonic and melodic, and I think you can hear that in the music I’m making now. The first electronic album I ever bought was 4×4=12 by Deadmau5. For me, that album opened up my mind to electronic music and changed it all. From there I started listening to a lot of music from other guys like Nero and Pendulum just to name a couple.
What’s coming up for Codeko in 2018? Can we expect more gigs and festival appearances?
I am finally graduating later this year and can’t wait to be able to focus on music full-time. “Say Hi” was my first original release with Capitol and 2018 is all about new original CODEKO music plus some monster remixes. Also really looking forward to Miami Music Week this year followed by a USA Spring tour. Looking ahead to summer…I can’t wait to get back to Tomorrowland again!
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