â€œThere is only so far you can take the live band thing,â€ the Scotsman explains, â€œand I think we'd reached that point. I want to take the show to another level with the DJ set. I can play longer and there is more room to try new things like big production. Vocal duties will now be down to amazing singers so I can concentrate on making the tunes.â€
Fair enough too. Harrisâ€™s production skills have brought him a great deal of attention, the teenager fiddling in his room with his brotherâ€™s computer going on to work with both Kylie Minogue and Dizzee Rascal.
â€œYeah my brother gave an Amiga to me as a hand-me-down and I just started making sounds, then ended up recording a whole album on it.
â€œBut working with Kylie was great, she's just an amazing person and ridiculously talented. Dizzee's a really chilled out guy, it was the easiest process ever working with him. I've worked with him on a couple of tracks and he's always been a perfect gentleman.â€
Record companies are taking Harrisâ€™s DJ career seriously too, Onelove and Sony Music cornering him to mix the second CD of their latest three disc set, â€˜Onelove Sonic Boom Boxâ€™.
â€œI just wanted to make a 50-minute package of all the music that has been going off in clubs and at festivals over the past few months,â€ he says. â€œIt's pretty full on, a proper party CD. They're all good tunes, John Dahlback's 'Olympia' is great, Steve Angello's 'KNAS' never fails to go off. Mr Blinkâ€™s 'Gecko' is definitely one to check out too â€“ always works for me. Clearing the tracks was very easy actually for this CD and I managed to get some amazing music on the mix.â€
As if the â€˜Onelove Sonic Boom Boxâ€™ isnâ€™t enough, Harris will be taking a break from his chilly northern climate, touring throughout Australia in March to support the release of his disc.
â€œA bit of sun is always nice when you live in the UK, and the crowds in Australia seem to go crazy so there is always a great energy at the shows. Huge tunes and massive bass always seem to be my thing and they just seem to go off a whole lot more than most places.â€
â€˜Onelove Sonic Boom Boxâ€™ is out now. Calvin Harris plays FAMILY NIGHTCLUB, FrIDAY February 25 and Vanity Nightclub, Sunday March 6