by: Ross Goldenberg
Jun 2, 2022
Calvin Harris doesn’t make festival appearances all that often. The last time he did so, the term COVID-19 hadn’t even become part of our daily conversation just yet. And outside of his Love Regenerator livestreams during the pandemic, he had yet to take the decks until his evening at Zouk Las Vegas back in October. But less than 24 hours after Calvin Harris began to turn the Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 wheels with “Potion,” he reunited with the festival circuit—which he’ll do once more on June 4 during Creamfields South—for an appearance at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022 in the UK.
BBC Radio 1 had thankfully streamed Harris’ first festival stint in more than two years, although the audio is currently only accessible for those that are stationed outside of the UK. Opening with a combination of Florence + The Machine’s “You’ve Got The Love” with Dr. Fresch and MARTEN HØRGER‘s “Take A Step Back,” and his own classic, “C.U.B.A,” Harris mixed modern tech-house versatility with 2010’s nostalgia, rinsing tracks like SIDEPIECE‘s “Sextacy” before breaking out Love Regenerator‘s debut release as well as classics like “Under Control,” “Feel So Close,” and “Sweet Nothing.”
Stream the audio of Calvin Harris’ hour-long BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend 2022 set below and those in the UK can access the video here.
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