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Spookfest 2012 w Calvin Harris, Datsik

Friday

Oct 26, 2012 – Fri 8:00 PM

7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94601 Map

  • Calvin Harris
  • datsik
  • BENNY BENASSI
  • Example
  • R3HAB

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Calvin Harris
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Calvin Harris (born 17 January 1984), is a Scottish singer, songwriter and record producer. He was born and grew up in Dumfries, Scotland.

His first album I Created Disco was released on 18 June 2007. The album contained up-tempo electroclash songs that were influenced by music from the 1980s. To promote ‘I Created Disco’, Harris embarked on a tour of the UK, supporting Faithless and Groove Armada.

The first release from the album was Vegas on limited edition vinyl and the first charted single released from the album was Acceptable In The 80’s, a tribute to the style and culture of the decade. The song reached the top ten on the UK singles chart, remaining on the chart for fifteen weeks. The Girls was the album’s second charted single. The fourth release from the album was Merrymaking At My Place however it only reached #43 in the UK chart.
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Don't miss CALVIN HARRIS, BENNY BENASSI, DATSIK, EXAMPLE, R3HAB, BURNS, AARON AXELSEN & MILES THE DJ when they perform at Live 105 Spookfest at Oracle Arena. This is an 18+ event and a valid ID is required to enter along with your ticket.
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Calvin Harris: Calvin Harris invented disco. No, Calvin Harris reinvented disco. He was Marks & Spencers' champion shelf-stacker two years running. He made his debut album fuelled by chicken breast fillets. He knows the whereabouts of Alex Kapranos' secret studio-hideaway-laboratory-home cuz it's quite near his own place in Dumfries.

Calvin Harris's debut album, with the subtle title "I Created Disco", cost 0p to record. He fashions future-disko using an ancient Amiga computer and is, right now, (literally) knocking together a stonking live set using MDF and 204 samples. "My live band's gonna be even more rocking than the tunes. I'll be singing, but only because no one else in Dumfries can sing. I've got an extremely limited range. But I will be wearing a top hat made from the skin of a tiger."

Calvin Harris is one of those 'myspace sensations' you keep reading about. He was wildly popular amongst The Kids and on The Club Scene, a cult producer-slash-singer-slash-bedroom-knob-twiddler who can make the banging-est of pop-dance tunes out of bugger-all kit. The last time he spent any money on gear was three years ago, when he bought a voice processor for £200. "I'm not the kind of dude who buys Sound On Sound. I know if something sounds nice. If it does, I'll keep it. If not, I'll try and make it nice. You don't need to splash out on technology."

Calvin Harris has big plans for summer 2007: a debut album, of course, and then a single called 'Colours', which contains a dash of Visage's proto-electronica classic 'Fade To Grey' and is about girls' clothes. "Chicks who don't wear colours annoy me because there are many wonderful colours in world - and those women who are not utilising them make me very upset. Although black and white does look good. But if you're gonna go out I wanna see someone in a big canary-yellow hoodie. And big baggy pink jeans."

Calvin Harris's first release will be a limited edition 10-inch featuring the turbo-funky 'Acceptable In The 80s' and the robo-pop jitter of 'This Is The Industry'. What are they about? "The song titles say it all. My tunes aren't supposed to invoke deep thought within people; they're just to get you dancing. But musically it is for the brain - it's not music for stupid people. I take great pride in my productions. It's not knocked out in a few seconds." And if you can't track down a copy of 'Acceptable In The 80s' on 10-inch, don't worry. It'll be coming out properly as a single in March too.

Calvin Harris will make you jump around like a silly-billy - the slamming likes of 'The Girls' and 'Merrymaking At My Place' (the latter soon to be found on a second 10-inch) will meet you on the dancefloor now. But if you let him, he might also make you cry. "I've made a lot of miserable tunes - I've got an album worth of depressing chords. I've not got any lyrics, like."

Calvin Harris has his own label, FlyEye, and a manifesto, innit. "Disco disappeared, didn't it? Everyone got sick of it. Now I'm reviving it, with space goggles, or something."

Calvin Harris only made some of this stuff up.

BENNY BENASSI: After a decade of dj-ing in clubs around Italy, Benny Benassi rocketed to international stardom in 2003 with the track "Satisfaction", acclaimed by the likes of Timo Maas, Carl Cox, Dj Hell and Fatboy Slim. The tune dominated all the key charts the world over, won countless awards and suddenly Bennys name was on everyones lips..... Since then, Benny has put out several singles and a million-copy-selling album, gained a stable position as one of the worlds 20 most highly rated djs, remixed Outkast, Goldfrapp, Moby, Felix Da Housecat and Etienne De Crecy, among others, mixed a compilation for Erick Morillos famous Subliminal label and founded his own label, Pump-kin Music..... To kill time before releasing another groundbreaking monster, Benny has produced numerous hits with his faithful studio partner and invisible twin, Alle, under the trademark of Benassi Bros and put out the controversial "Who's Your Daddy?"..... Full biography & discography on ..www.bennybenassi.com....

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