Post by Juan Carlos on Oct 22, 2017 17:15:20 GMT -5
He has been submitted in the following categories at the GRAMMYs.
• "My Way": Best Music Video • "Slide": Best Dance Recording • "Rollin": Best Rap/Sung Performance • "Feels": Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Music Video • Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1: Album of the Year, Best Urban Contemporary Album • Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
The tweet below is getting viral and looks like Calvin made a deal with Filip Odzak, an Adelaide-based DJ, during Stereosonic festival in 2012 that when same-sex marriage was legalized in Australia, he was going to remix "2 Become 1" by Spice Girls.
Post by Juan Carlos on Dec 13, 2017 16:26:27 GMT -5
"Slide" and "Feels" were ranked at #3 and #59, respectively, on Billboard's Top 100 favorite songs of 2017.
"Slide" (written by Andrew Unterberger)
"The key to the greatest producer-rapper(s)-singer super-teaming since "Yeah!" is in its subtly palindromic structure: The signature "Empty my bank account..." squawking kicks off the song, before giving way to Frank Ocean's cool-breeze chorus – then neither are heard in full again until three verses later, when Frank's hook makes its satisfying return, and the song ends on a final "I might!" It gives the song a sunrise-to-sunset feel: Harris' opening keys are as life-giving as rays peeking through the blinds on a gorgeous Saturday morning, Quavo and Offset's verses are the sound of the ideal piped-up weekend bash, and Ocean's disembodied closing wails serve as the perfect adult bedtime lullaby. It's telling that the song was used for the season two trailer of Insecure, as star Issa Rae contemplates life situations while forgetting that she's in the midst of L.A. traffic. No better West Coast day-in-the-life soundtrack has ever been produced by a New Orleans transplant, three ATLiens and a Scotsman."
"Feels" (written by Bryan Kress)
"Pharrell's "nothing ever lasts forever" opening to Calvin Harris's summer smash "Feels" is a statement that all but defines the Scottish electronic producer’s genre-hopping reinvention. But this one's the smoothest of transitions for Harris – and the highest-charting hit from his Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 1 LP, peaking at No. 20 on the Hot 100 – with his disco sensibilities topped by Williams' slick falsetto, an irresistible hook by Katy Perry and a flirtatious verse by Big Sean to round out the band. With Harris guiding every bass slap and hand clap, there's a whole new reason to catch feelings for the dynamic producer."
"After following blockbuster 18 Months with pretty much the same formula on Motion, Calvin Harris returns to his chameleonic roots with a new groove. Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 takes the radio-reigning sounds of tropical tempos and poolside vibes and spins them through a colorful cotton-candy machine with a dash of sweaty club floors and bedroom eyes. He keeps the affair star-studded but lends a '70s air to the affair. This is a love-making album for women who wear gold pant suits and men who believe in the tenants of vinyl. Lead single "Slide" with Frank Ocean and Migos, who somehow made trappin' sound easy, is a perfect example of a feel-good anthem. "Feels" is cute enough for your parents to love but cool enough for the kids. "Fakin' It" brings some '90s drums into the mix for extra bounce. The album topped the Dance/Electronic Albums chart in July, when hot tub parties hit their peak, but we're rockin' it still."
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