Calvin Harris wants to release an EDM documentary in 20 years
One does not become the world’s highest paid DJ, and keep that title for four consecutive years, without meeting and working with a ton of other interesting stars along the way. Calvin Harris took advantage of those opportunities throughout his rise to prominence, which helped him become such a worldwide phenomenon.
During an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio, Harris recounted some of these experiences, including how he started branching out into playing instruments and singing vocals for his own tracks mainly because of an inspirational discussion with Pharrell. He mentioned on the show an idea that he had for a new documentary covering the “height” of his EDM career, as he seems to be viewing the years around 2011 – 2014. Indeed, the Forbes list of the top paid DJs in the world shows that 2016 was the first year since 2012 that the top 10 saw a decrease in earnings.
As is true with most crossover acts, once an artist works with pop stars, they tend to lose some of their original audience. It can also be said that the EDM scene is evolving and maturing all over the world, as the young people who have been exposed to these styles of music throughout their entire life branch out into new genres.
Harris says that he wants to make a documentary about the EDM scene during those seminal years of his career. The interesting bit is that he said that he would not release this documentary for two more decades. In his own words, he says: “I want everyone to be old and I want nobody to care anymore about telling the truth or not.”