Famous for catching tunes, countless #1 hits and love of machines Calvin Harris is releasing new material under his alias Love Regenerator. He’s unveils a new alias influenced by 90’s breaks and acid.
The new two-track EP under his alias, Love Regenerator featuring the essence of the underground. ‘Hypnagogic (I Can’t Wait)’ and ‘CP-1’ reveal a new side to the popular EDM producer.
Harris announced the project on Twitter earlier this week void of details. With the release of the EP, the Scottish producer revealed that the tracks were heavily impacted by the sounds of “early rave, breaks, techno and house, the music I was obsessed with growing up. In fact, I’ve done everything I can to make them sound like they’ve come from a 1991 time capsule.”
The first track, “Hypnagogic (I Can’t Wait)” seems to best capture this musical turn. There is a squelching acid bass line, breaks stuttering underneath, soaring piano with a vocal shining on top. CP-1’ is a simple acid DJ tool that still has the high-level of production from Harris, but lacks the invention of “Hypnagogic (I Can’t Wait).”
His last releases came in 2019 with ‘Giant’, a collaboration with Rag’n’Bone and a new version of his older track, ‘I’m Not Alone’. Ripe with underground vibes and old 90s rave nostalgia, Love Regenerator is a shift from the Calvin Harris we know:
Calvin stated the following:
“I wanted to rediscover the way I originally began producing music 22 years ago,” Harris is quoted in a press release, “before I ever thought about how it might be perceived by outside forces. Just pure fun and experimentation with what sounded good to me. The records are inspired by early rave, breaks, techno and house, the music I was obsessed with growing up. In fact, I’ve done everything I can to make them sound like they’ve come from a 1991 time capsule. Every synth and sound used is from that time period.”
Fans caught wind of the project yesterday (Jan. 23) when Harris changed his Twitter name to Love Regenerator. The new alias has its own Spotify page, but the oh-so-very 2000s visualizers are posted to Harris’ official YouTube page.