Believe it or not I actually keep up with other genres other than trance. Here is a prime example of just that, Calvin Harris’ Essential Mix broadcasted this past weekend. This set was actually recorded May 14, 2011 in Carlisle, England and was hosted by Uber’s One Big Weekend event. Calvin Harris’ popularity has been skyrocketing lately, although he has been in the music production biz for quite some time. His style consists of a heavy electro influence mixed with progressive beats and deep, jazzy vocals. My favorites in this set are Michael Woods’ VMS and one of Calvin’s latest Awooga. He does play a lot of pop songs, which is always a good way to get the crowd going. His familiarity with pop music has allowed him to appeal towards a wide range of listeners, as well as work with artists looking to cross over into EDM. Calvin Harris will be at the Music Box in Hollywood Thursday night, so you SoCalers should go check him out if you are feelin this mix.

Calvin Harris – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix (May 21, 2011)
01 Thomas Gold – Marsch Marsch [Toolroom] w/ Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone [Fly Eye]
02 Digital Lab – Venga (Sandro Silva Remix) [Vicious]
03 Boys Will Be Boys – We Rock [Musical Freedom]
04 Bingo Players & Nicky Romero – Sliced [Hysteria]
05 Michael Woods – No Access [Diffused]
06 Calvin Harris – You Used To Hold Me [Ultra]
07 Steve Angello – KNAS [Size] w/ Diddy Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey – Coming Home (Dirty South Remix) [Interscope]
08 Afrojack & Bobby Burns – Bungee [Wall]
09 Wynter Goldon – Dirty Talk (Laidback Luke Remix) [Big Beat]
10 Fatboy Slim vs. Fedde le Grand – Praise You 2009 (Fedde Le Grand Remix) [White Label] w/ Sidney Samson – Riverside [Sneakerz]
11 ID (40min)
12 Bassjackers – Mush, Mush [Musical Freedom]
13 Snoop Dogg – Sweat (David Guetta FMIF Remix) [Capitol]
14 Benny Benassi feat. Gary Go – Cinema (Skrillex Remix)
15 Third Party – Duel [Size]
16 Tim Mason – The Moment (Steve Angello Edit) [Size]
17 Calvin Harris – Awooga [Fly Eye]
18 Hard Rock Sofa & St. Brothers – Blow Up (Thomas Gold vs. Axwell Remix) [Axtone]
19 Daddy’s Groove & Little Mark – We Are In Da House [Test Pressing]
20 Calvin Harris – Flashback (David Guetta Remix) [Sony]
21 Sander van Doorn – Koko [Doorn]
22 Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Save The World (ID Remix) [EMI]
23Calvin Harris feat. Kelis – Bounce (R3hab Remix) [Sony]
24 Kryder – K2 [Musical Freedom]
25 Michael Woods – VMS [Minstry of Sound]
26 Arno Cost – Lise [Refune]

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