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Calvin Harris goes acid-techno with ’Love Regenerator 1‘

"I'm now solely in the business of making music to make me feel good in the hope that it makes other people to feel as good"

Legendary DJ and producer Calvin Harris is back with a brand new 2-track EP Love Regenerator 1, where he experiments a new acid-techno sound.

Fresh from an incredible 2019 that has seen Calvin Harris release Giant with 365 M streams on Spotify and rework of the iconic I’m Not Alone, Calvin Harris has decided the kick-off the new decade with a brand new project. Love Regenerator 1 is Calvin Harris’ new alias and the title of the EP which contains Hypnagogic (I Can’t Wait) and CP-1. Both tracks move away from the usual pop-dance Harris’ signature sound we are used to hear to explore a new underground dimension.

Starting with an acid synth, Hypnagogic (I Can’t Wait) rapidly adds rave-inspired percussive rhythm and a very fresh vocal loop. Old school piano house vibes wrap around the rolling percussions on the breakdown. The track is a jump into the 90’s club rave culture thanks to its fast and bouncy beat perfectly mixed with Harris’ iconic piano melodies. CP-1 follows more or less the same path, going even deeper and underground. Fun-fact, the name cames from Chicago Pile-1, the world’s first artificial nuclear reactor. With such a name, you can be sure to hear a “nuclear” tune. A house-inspire vocal drives the acid synth melody to drop in an incredible drop. A true minimal-acid techno track that will make you move from sunset to sunrise.

Love Regenerator 1 has been premiered by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1; she has also interviewed Calvin Harris that explained that “I’m now solely in the business, and have been for the last four years, solely in the business of making music to make me feel good in the hope that it makes other people to feel as good, or even just a little bit as good and improves their day.

As descibed in a press release Calvin harris says:

I wanted to rediscover the way I originally began producing music 22 years ago. […] In fact, I’ve done everything I can to make them sound like they’ve come from a 1991 time capsule. Every synth and sound used is from that time period.

Currently, out worldwide, both tunes received also a rave-inspired music video that you can find below. Calvin Harris Love Regenerator 1 is available via this link.

Love Regenerator, Calvin Harris - Hypnagogic (I Can't Wait)

Love Regenerator, Calvin Harris - CP-1 [edit]