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Calvin Harris Announced as Headliner for Sound Wave Music Festival

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Festival promoters Steve Levine Entertainment announced that Harris will headline the all-day EDM extravaganza, which takes place at the East Valley waterpark on Saturday, September 29.

If you're unfamiliar with his exploits and grandiose claims (including the one contained in the title of his 2007 album I Created Disco), Harris' career follows a similar path to many other European electronica stars. He started out as a teen recluse who created electronica in his bedroom, became a hit in the UK club circuit, got discovered by heavy hitter of the electronica world (in this case Tommie Sunshine), and wound up inking a record deal as both a beat-smith and vocalist with EMI.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.