Calvin Harris

Celebrate Calvin Harris’ birthday with his first Essential Mix from 2008

Acclaimed Scottish DJ/Producer Adam Wiles, better known as Calvin Harris celebrates his 33rd birthday today. The iconic artist, who in 2007, rose to fame with his debut studio album, ‘I Created Disco‘, has drastically changed his sound over the years, yet continually remains atop of countless charts worldwide. Today, celebrate his birthday with his nostalgic 2008 Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1.

Featuring memorable records from genre-shaping artists such as deadmau5, Joey NegroSoulwax and of course, Calvin himself, this mix eventuated to become one to remember. Filled with classic House and Electro House tunes such as Knightlife‘s remix of ‘Nil By Mouth‘, deadmau5 and Rob Swire‘s ‘Ghosts ‘N’ Stuff‘, Puzique‘s ‘Don’t Go‘ and Switch‘s ‘L.E.S Artistes‘ remix, the mix embodied the iconic sound of the mid-late 2000’s.

Since ‘I’m Not Alone‘ in 2009, Harris has accumulated 8 UK Chart #1 singles, 2 Platinum-selling albums, 21 Platinum-selling singles, 3 Diamond-selling singles, a Grammy Award and 4 MTV Video Music Awards, just to name a few. His most successful album, ‘18 Months‘ which has sold more than 923,000 copies in the UK, reached 3x Platinum status in the UK and 2x Platinum status in Canada. Meanwhile, his latest album ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1‘ has reached silver and Gold status in the UK and Canada respectively.

In celebration of Calvin Harris’ birthday and illustrious career, take a trip down memory lane with his 2008 Essential Mix.





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