Friday 4 March 2016


CALVIN Harris has finally got back into the studio with the man who gave him his first number one. The superstar DJ collaborated with Dizzee Rascal in 2008 when he produced, co- wrote and sang on his hit record Dance Wiv Me.
Following the success of the hit, and their follow up Holiday in 2009, Dumfries born Calvin appeared to lose touch with the star and even went on the record to say he was worried Dizzee was trying to cut him off.
He said at the time: "I would work with Dizzee in a heartbeat. I loved making those tracks with him. But as for more songs, I don't know what he's doing at the moment and whether he's making another album.He's lost my phone number or he's trying to cut me off. But I thought we had a good track record - two songs and two No1s."
The two artistes did indeed lose touch with one another, but over the last few days they've rekindled their passion for making tunes together.
 The first hint was when Dizzee told fans he was getting 'piano lessons' from Calvin.
He then revealed he'd been larking about in the studio with Calvin, Oliver Heldens and John Newman.
On Friday night the two went totally public about their collaboration with Calvin posting up a photo of the two online.
 Calvin said: "8 years after my first #1 I produced for this man...feels great to be back in a studio with "
This is one collaboration worth waiting for.


REBUS writer Ian Rankin confessed he once sent a poem into the Radio Times to try and get published.
The award winning crime writer may have sold more than 20 million books, which have spawned several telly shows, but he claims punk music inspired him to get creative.
As he appeared at The Tower Digital Arts Centre in Helensburgh for a Cafe Improv session with Scots musician King Creosote, Fife born Ian, 55, revealed his DIY attitude came from music.
 He said: "The whole thing about punk was it came along at the right time. I was 16 or 17 in high school and we were trying to start a magazine and thought anyone could do it. I was brought up on prog rock and you had to have Mellotrons and know classical music and score stuff.
"With punk you could just pick up the cheapest  guitar going and hammer away at it. It was like that. Anybody can do it to get on board. You want to be a writer? I was sending off stories and poems to ridiculous places like The Times Literary Supplement and I even sent off a poem to the Radio Times thinking maybe they will take it. I was eighteen at the time and thought why not? " 
Ian, whose first book The Flood was published in 1986 by small indie uni run company Polygon in Edinburgh, added: "It was DIY things, in Scotland per say, not just in music and film but writing too.They were put together by kids  fresh out of high school trying to do something different ."