After years on the road with Deadmau5 and Calvin Harris, British producer Burns, 30, scores his biggest credit yet with Britney Spears’ “Make Me,” off the pop icon’s new album Glory, which debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The Los Angeles-based DJ breaks down his most notable works.
Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy, “Make Me” (2016)
Burns recorded the demo for “Make Me” in a friend’s kitchen in 2015, plugging a guitar into his laptop to lay down the song. After it made its way to Spears’ camp, he hit the studio with her for two days to record the vocals. “You think that there might be this diva-ish personality with somebody of that level,” he says, “but she was just so normal, it’s crazy.”