Editors’ Notes On his fifth studio album, Calvin Harris redefines the banger. As one of EDM’s most unstoppable forces, the Scottish DJ/producer made euphoric dance-pop a Top 40 staple by pairing passionate pop hooks with explosive house beats. But Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 1 is post-EDM, with a laidback vibe better suited to barbecues than bottle service. Packed with feel-good summer anthems, it draws from dancehall (“Skrt on Me (feat. Nicki Minaj)”), Motown (“Heatstroke (feat. Young Thug, Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande)”), and breezy California hip-hop (“Holiday (feat. Snoop Dogg, John Legend & Takeoff)”). Considering the guest list, there’s reason to believe Bounces reflects more than just a shift in Harris’ personal tastes: It’s a smooth and soulful forecast for where music is headed next.
Slide (feat. Frank Ocean & Migos)
Cash Out (feat. ScHoolboy Q, PARTYNEXTDOOR & D.R.A.M)
Heatstroke (feat. Young Thug, Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande)
Rollin (feat. Future & Khalid)
Prayers Up (feat. Travis Scott & A-Trak)
Holiday (feat. Snoop Dogg, John Legend & Takeoff)
Skrt On Me (feat. Nicki Minaj)
Feels (feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean)
Faking It (feat. Kehlani & Lil Yachty)
Hard to Love (feat. Jessie Reyez)
10 Songs, 38 Minutes
June 30, 2017
℗ 2017 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
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