Entertainment Calvin Harris hints he's retiring from festivals

12:55  09 february  2018
12:55  09 february  2018 Source:   BANG Showbiz

Calvin Harris grew a 'big ol' beard' in bid to be taken seriously

  Calvin Harris grew a 'big ol' beard' in bid to be taken seriously Calvin Harris grew a "big ol' beard" in a bid to be taken seriously as a producer by Grammy Awards' bosses. The 34-year-old DJ debuted his growing facial hair at the MTV Video Music Awards last August (17), and the stubble quickly developed into a fully fledged bushy beard. Calvin opened up about his reasons for changing his look in several Twitter posts on Tuesday (30Jan18), admitting he had hoped the beard would make him seem more mature and therefore more credible as a serious musician. "Last year I grew a big ol' beard in order to be taken seriously by the Grammys as a producer. It worked to an extent – my Producer of the Year nomination came through and I was happy the beard was performing as well as I had hoped," Calvin began. Calvin had been nominated for the Non-Classical Producer of the Year prize for his album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. He continued by writing: "But unfortunately this weekend I learned that even a new beard has its limitations,” Calvin continued. “On Sunday I lost out to the incredible Greg Kurstin. A big ol' beard can only take you so far. An important lesson learned that I am happy to pass forward to all of you good people." Calvin, who counts Taylor Swift among his ex-girlfriends, went on to inform his followers that he has now ditched the beard as he embarks on the next chapter of his career. "Now my beard is gone, the experiment completed and I can move forward with 2018! God bless and thank you for your support !!!" he concluded. His comments attracted praise from fans, with one writing: "You took a big leap of faith last year and headed in a different direction. Beard or not you exceeded all expectations. Congrats!" Another added: "You are incredible. Don’t need a beard to prove who you are.

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Calvin Harris is done with "impersonal" festival appearances.

The 'Feels' hitmaker has admitted he hated playing to large crowds in muddy fields because he had "no connection" to the audience with the only good thing about it being the large paycheque.

Instead, he plans on focusing on his Las Vegas residency at OMINA, which was recently renewed until 2020.

Calvin - who was named the world's highest-earning DJ for the fifth year in a row in 2017 - spilled: "All that stuff got a little bit too impersonal, standing up there and it's the fireworks and all that stuff, but you've got no connection with anyone.

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Calvin Harris is set to make history this weekend when he becomes the FIRST DJ to headline the main stage at Coachella Festival 2016 and fans are convinced he ’ s set to reveal a brand new single to mark the occasion.

Calvin Harris took to social media during the last week to reveal he has at least ten new songs ready for 2017, including a collab with Frank Ocean. Festivals . Anytime Calvin hints towards new music, there is never a lack of excitement.

"And that's why I actually love playing Vegas at the moment because I get to see people's faces and get to see people enjoy their night.

"Those big festival shows which I wasn't getting into personally other than a bit of money and money is, you know, the root of all evil."

The Scottish DJ has revealed he's heading back to his dance roots after releasing star-studded funk LP 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1'.

He told Zane Lowe on Apple Beats 1 radio: "I'm going to release more and also I'm taking it one song at a time.

"The songs are all going to be based on dance music because I love it again...I basically took a year off dance music when I did all the Funk stuff [on last album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1].

"I thought I didn't like it anymore ... I was like wait, wait, wait.

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Although he ’ s been recording professionally for more than a decade, Scottish DJ Calvin Harris was largely unknown to mainstream American pop music fans until late 2011, when he wrote and produced Rihanna’s smash "We Found Love.".

"So actually some of the best producers in the world are EDM producers, even though they got s*** on by everybody, the critics and cool music lovers.

"I'm sorry, but some of the best producers in the world are EDM and some of the best producers are Dutch."

Calvin's latest single, 'Nuh Ready Nuh Ready', features rapper PartyNextDoor who the 34-year-old star says is a "genius".

He said: "I thought he was a genius for a few years. The thing is, I feel now more than ever, if you don't come out acting like a genius then you don't get called a genius.

"And because he's to the outside a very reserved and very like just off limits, you don't know what he is; you don't know what he's like.

"You just see an image and you hear a voice and you hear his writing in it and and it's amazing, but you don't know what it's all about."

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