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Calvin Harris Says BBC Edited Interview Comments About DJs

November 24, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Calvin Harris is claiming that BBC edited his quotes to make it seem that he admitted that DJs fake live shows. He has also stated that he is considering suing the BBC for editing them to make it seem that he had admitted that DJs fake live shows.

In the story entitled “Do superstar DJs just press ‘go’ on their live shows?”, Harris stated the following…

“I think it’s not a problem. In the club, you want to hear a produced piece of music, you want to hear the bass, you want to hear it as good as it can sound…I used to perform with a band putting all sorts of work into a live show, and I can tell you that the reaction was worse than it is when I’m DJing.”

Harris posted on Twitter that DJs don’t play full pre-recorded sets. “I don’t know ANY DJ that actually does that,” he said. And he said his comment came not in reaction on a question about fully pre-recorded DJ sets, but the question “Is it OK for DJs to play records?”

He also tweeted the following to the author of the article: “Then he’ll change his question in the edit to ‘Is it OK to PRE-RECORD a DJ set’ and use my answer to a DIFFERENT QUESTION?!”

Harris is also urging the BBC to release full audio of the interview to prove his point.

“Release the audio @BBCNewsbeat and we will see exactly what was said, instead of stitching me up because u needed a bad guy in your ‘report’…Looking into taking action on @BBCNewsbeat for that libelous broadcast.”

At this time the BBC has not commented on the story, but a source connected to the article says that the quotes were used in the proper context and that it was standing by its report.

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