Like Porter Robinson with Virtual Self and David Guetta with Jack Back, Calvin Harris has taken a more underground approach to his newest music with his Love Regenerator alias.
With a heavy acid influence, it is doubtful you will hear these two singles in the commercial space – unlike his plethora of previous discography. There is also clear inspiration drawn from the 90’s era of electronic music. ‘Hypnagogic (I Can’t Wait)’ features housey piano along with a break beat structure. ‘CP-1’ leans more into the acid sound with accompanying vocals that make the record perfect to drop in a dirty techno club.
Speaking about the project, Harris said: “‘Hypnagogic (I Can’t Wait)’ and ‘CP-1’ are the first tracks from my new project Love Regenerator. I wanted to rediscover the way I originally began producing music 22 years ago 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.”
Whilst is is clear that this will not be for everyone, it is a welcomed departure for Calvin Harris – for him to follow suit with an underground moniker, it would result in both more music as well as catering for more audiences.