Born and raised in the UK, Harrison has accomplished a lot within the music industry as a raw, talented vocalist and DJ still only in his early 20s. With an impressive live show that combines these talents, in which Harrison has taken across Europe, Asia, North America and Africa, his talented songwriting and individualistic voice led to support from the biggest names in dance including Tiësto, Avicii, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Radio 1’s Danny Howard and more.
Harrison is able to appeal to the best of the best with his distinct, catchy lyrics and one-of-a-kind voice which, after early collaborations with the likes of David Guetta, also enticed the #1 DJ Mag Top 100 DJ at the time, Hardwell. Joining forces for the controversial track ‘Sally’, the unique stance of risqué lyrics paired with main stage dominating production became one of the most played and most spoken-of tracks on Hardwell’s album ‘United We Are’, also reaching #1 status in the Netherlands.
Cranking things up another gear, Harrison went on to release a slew of tracks with Laidback Luke on his first artist album in 13 years (‘Never Rave Again’), EDM-pop powerhouse Steve Aoki (‘Holding Up The World’), Dannic & Lucky Date (‘Mayday’), also continuing his collaborative streak with Thomas Gold (‘Take Me Home’) and VINAI (‘Sit Down’), spanning the emotive to the party-starting – yet 2018 is his year to step out of the shadows and shine of his own accord.
Launching his own Outlaw imprint after the success of his Armada, Spinnin’ and Revealed Recordings releases, a new dawn emerged for Harrison with the soon-to-be-released ‘Blinding My Vision’, laying out an ambitious path of future bass that merges with his vocal flair. Fuelling the excitement of his upcoming ventures and proving his passion in stepping out solo, his sound is one that could only reside from a true artist taking control of his own destiny.
When did you find an interest in DJing and song writing? What or who were your early passions and influences?
Originally, I wanted to be a singer. I ended up wanting to be a DJ and producer after singing so I could make my own tracks – I started getting noticed in 2013 and the first person who believed in my tracks was DJ Chuckie.
What was your inspiration behind your new release In My Bloodstream?
I’m not making big-room or EDM anymore and ‘In My Bloodstream’ is my own unique sound on my label Outlaw. I have been releasing tracks across the year so we’re still in or infancy but I’m really proud of what we have made so far.
How do you find your inspiration?
I find inspiration most when I’m a little bit low and need to get stuff of my chest. I don’t really write good music when I’m happy, as it has no emotion that can relate to everyone – it’s just how I work!
Where are people most likely to see you perform?
All over the world and at festivals, ypu can keep up to date on my social media! Sometimes, I honestly don’t even know myself where I’m going next, which is amazing but also a crazy feeling.
Where can people access your music?
All streaming services, go and check out my music on Spotify!
Your new release, In My Bloodstream, begins as a slow pop number then elevates through a staccato build-up that leads to a groovy beat, what inspired this change?
I always start with the drums, then develop the drop and do the verses second … there was something I really loved about the track and I knew I had to release it!
If you could be eternally stuck in one year’s music scene, which year would it be?
There is not one that comes to mind, too much good music in the world, haha! (:
What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you hear it?
’In The Air Tonight’ by Phill Collins.
What is something that bugs you about the DJ scene?
People with masks who are doing it for the fame and money and not for music.
How was the process in creating Outlaw Records? What are your goals for the label?
I was tired of getting told no by majors … I just want to realise good music.
What do you try to communicate to the audience through your vibe?
I try to communicate that anyone can have dream and make anything if they put there mind to it.
Where would you most like to perform?
Las Vegas, Nevada.
What are your predictions for the music industry in the next five years?
Swedish house mafia will break up again.
How do you prepare your sets?
at least a week in the studio making all the new bootlegs and then I wing it.
What have you learned since you started out in the music industry?
It’s easier to not work in the music industry, haha! (;
Check out Harrison’s new release ‘In My Bloodstream’ now on Youtube, Spotify and more.