Calvin Harris Lists Artists Who've Shaped His Musical Style: Fatboy Slim, OutKast, Isley Bros. & More

Calvin Harris
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Calvin Harris

What's the anatomy of a musical genius? Each original groove fleshes itself out on the bones of one's influences. The music that inspires you gives your voice depth, and Calvin Harris did some serious studying to make hooks as silky smooth as his.

The Scottish producer recently went on a bit of a twitter binge. He answered a bunch of fan questions about his love of house music and his plans for new original tracks. Now, he's dug deeper into his personal taste to give fans a list of his favorite musicians through the years. It's a road map to his wiring, so to speak.

Harris is a man of the classics, but he's also got a lot of love for the biggest producers of the '90s and 2000s, which is why there's a fresh mix of funk, hip-hop and electronica from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Timbaland, OutKast, Goldie and Sly & the Family Stone. Check out his favorites for yourself and get some inspiration of your own.


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