Saturday, August 1, 2009 7:07am ET by  
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Calvin Harris criticises dance music

Calvin Harris has criticised commercial dance music in the UK and claimed that the genre's biggest stars are "lazy".

He exclaimed, “In commercial terms, there is not enough dance music to maintain any sort of scene of any value or worth. There is so much amazing underground dance music that is coming out every day that is never going to be played on the radio. It's good noise but as far as commercial dance music goes, it has been bad for the last five or six years."

The producer and singer added, “I just wish the bigger artists weren’t so lazy. There are so many people capable of making massive tunes. It’s up to them to sustain the scene they created. You’ve got to have these tunes to keep the underground music alive as well. Commercial dance music is a gateway for people to get into dance music they wouldn’t hear on commercial radio.”