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Calvin Harris – 18 Months

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18 Months

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He’s a busy boy is Monkey Harris. He’s also something of a hit-making wonder machine as between him and fellow beatmaker David Guetta, the due are probably the modern-day equivalent of the famous Stock, Aitken and Waterman music factory. Harris and Guetta make records that seemingly appeal to anyone and everyone – the last time that happened The Bee Gees were famous, and popular.

Like his recent singles, Harris’ music is all over the place – a smorgasbord of variety that by and large hits the mark. Included on 18 Months  are his trademark hits from the past year or so: the commercial gold We Found Love, featuring Rihanna, Bounce  (with Kelis), Sweet Nothing (with the ever impressive and versatile Florence Welch from Florence & The Machine) and Drinking From The Bottle, an underrated track that features UK rapper Tinie Tempah in fine from. We’ll Be Coming Back (featuring Example) appears and I Need Your Love (featuring Ellie Goulding) is a gem of a track destined to smash dancefloors and be hammered by the likes of Nova and Fox.

There’s no doubt that harris is a talented fellow. He’s savvy in collaborating with the right people at the right time and although 18 Months isn’t structured in any particular way, it’s pure enjoyment and a collection of wicked, expectantly crafted yet relatively simple electronic music tracks. Harris is adaptable, flexible and probably doesn’t get as much credit as he deserves compared to say, Guetta. Yet on this evidence he should.

And in typical Harris style, most of the choruses are so damn catchy you’ll be grooving and moving whether you like it or not.

Source: The Drum Media magazine 

Writer:  Stuart Evans 

The Annual 2013 Dance Album

The Annual 2013 has been noted as the greatest dance album of the year.

Mixed to audible perfection by The Only and Tom Piper, we are delighted to present to you The 2013 Annual. After months of madly collecting, curating and crystal balling the biggest hits of this year and the future, we are delighted to present the biggest and best album of the year. With 45 tracks molded into two discs of dance music perfection, this is one album which no dance music lover should go without. The total lineup and tracks have made the final cut of the album were released on the official website of Ministry Of Sound

The Annual 2013. Out 2nd November 2012 through Ministry of Sound. Grab a copy of the tracks or full album on iTunes, each track also has a price for you to purchase the specific songs you enjoy listening to!