It’s not often that we get a chance to learn more about our favorite DJs through the comfort of old-fashioned ink and paper. This October, however, Calvin Harris will be receiving a full length, 256-page biography from author Douglas Wight, in what appears to be the first book written on the life of a modern EDM producer.
Titled “Calvin Harris: The $100 Million DJ,” this book reveals loads of previously unknown details about the early life and times of Adam Wiles. From his history of shyness as a child to a chronic fatigue illness that prevented him from attending a year of school to his work in a café when he figured his music career to be failing, we’ll get to read about all of his various exploits taken on the road to becoming the frontrunner of the current dance music movement.
Here’s what we know so far about the biography to come, taken from the product description on its Amazon preorder page.
He’s made $100 million, is the hottest DJ in the world and has worked with the pop royalty – but who is Calvin Harris? And how did he go from stacking shelves in his local supermarket to such astonishing global success? He’s come a long way from making music in his bedroom in his native Dumfries but since bursting onto the music scene with ‘Acceptable in the 80s’ in 2007, he has broken Michael Jackson’s record for most hits from one album, become the first British artist to have one billion plays on Spotify and turned hit-maker for stars like Kylie Minogue, Rihanna, Cheryl Cole and Dizzee Rascal. This is the astonishing story of Calvin Harris’s journey from struggling musician to international star, revealing what makes him tick, why he has the Midas touch, how he went from being a lanky kid with little self-confidence to a modeling deal with Armani and how he became a global megastar.
Click here to preorder the book for only $10.45, and save the date of its release on October 21st.
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