Like it or not, Calvin Harris has been making summer-defining bangers for the better part of a decade. I personally like it! When was the last time Harris released a single that didn't make you want to dance on the beaches of Ibiza? Or, more realistically, by the side of a crowded pool praying that you don't get pushed in because your phone is in your pocket. Last week on FADER Explains, our podcast tracking the race for the Song of the Summer, we went deep on the Scottish producer/DJ/King-Midas-but-for-bangers, detailing what exactly makes him the hitmaker that he is today.
From the mind-melting explosion of "We Found Love" to what my FADER Explains co-host Myles calls the "sliding down a waterslide" feeling of "One Kiss," there's no denying that Calvin Harris has figured out what we want from a summer smash.