Calvin Harris’s new track/video (see below), randomly named Awooga, differs quite a bit from Calvin’s usual synth-pop productions heard on his album Ready for the Weekend. But don’t let the strange name fool you–this track packs a serious punch.
Awooga opens up strong, hitting you with pounding waves of electro bits and bass.Then it transitions into a playful melody of bright, colorful sound. The melody steadily builds up into a blend of light drums–and then it suddenly all comes crashing down on you. A hard, tribal-sounding drop hits you like a brick wall. I’m thoroughly impressed by Calvin Harris with this song. His usual style of music is very well done, but doesn’t quite cut it if you’re looking for something hard. If you’ve seen Calvin Harris live, you’ll know that his DJ set is filled with over the top electro house like this, so I’d say it’s a perfect fit.