Calvin Harris Threatens To Sue BBC

Music

By: / November 21, 2012

Calvin Harris went on a Twitter rant earlier today after BBC News Beat posted a story claiming the DJ plays prerecorded sets. The story asks the rhetorical question: do DJs just press play, rather than performing? They interviewed multiple EDM stars to gather reaction, but this quote in particular seemed to set Harris off:

Calvin Harris has followed in the footsteps of David Guetta and Skrillex in stepping into the DJ super league in recent years, via collaborations with everyone from Rihanna to Florence & The Machine. “I think it’s not a problem,” shrugs Harris. “In the club you want to hear a produced piece of music, you want to hear the bass, you want to hear it as good as it can sound. “I used to perform with a band putting all sorts of work into a live show and I can tell you that the reaction was worse than it is when I’m DJ’ing.”

Afterwards, Harris went absolutely nuts on his Twitter feed – @CalvinHarris. Check it out for the full rant, but here’s a sampling to get an idea. Harris says he is looking into suing BBC News for libel, which is no small threat given the very powerful libel laws in the UK.