Last week, Calvin Harris hosted an impromptu Twitter Q&A session, revealing his thoughts on “EDM,” his future at music festivals, and more. Though most of the responses came on the 12th, another given on the 13th reveals some of the artists that “shaped his voice in music,” as asked by @ryanpooree.

Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, and Goldie’s “Inner City Life” don’t come as particular surprises, but the rest are definitely a unique insight into the history of Harris’s listening habits. Others named include Sly & The Family Stone, Roy Ayers, Outkast, and the Isley Brothers.

He also cites multiple record labels, such as Azuli, Defected, and Positiva from the late ’90s, as well as the complete works of both Neptunes and Timbaland.

Any die-hard Calvin Harris fan would do well to dive into music history and listen to some or all of these bands, artists, and labels to get a better understanding of where the Scotsman came from.

See the full list below:


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