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Calvin Harris: Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1 review – trying to sound sun-kissed | Musique Non Stop

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Calvin Harris: Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1 review – trying to sound sun-kissed

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Calvin Harris’s metamorphosis from ungainly dance producer from Dumfries to EDM overlord to Serious Musician with an LA tan is now complete. Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1 (blimey) completely eschews the jackhammer dance-pop of recent years in favour of sun-kissed funk, laid-back R&B and a constant search for the perfect groove. Singles Slide and Feels are both immaculately produced barbecue jams, the Kehlani-assisted Faking It offers up some grit, while Heatstroke’s low-slung bounce is roughed up by Young Thug rapping about baboon bottoms. But while Funk Wav Bounces hits all the right notes, Harris strains to maintain the relaxed vibe.

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