Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 1

Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 1

by Calvin Harris


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Calvin Harris managed to find a way to distill the sounds of summer into a near-perfect spirit on his fifth effort, Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 1. Assembling an all-star roster of performers for an economic ten-track burst that doesn't overstay its welcome, the Scotsman made a surprising turn away from the EDM anthems that defined much of his output for the bulk of a decade. Much like Daft Punk's throwback Random Access Memories, Bounces is a satisfying dose of futuristic nostalgia performed mostly on live instruments by Harris. Joining him are nearly two-dozen high-profile guests from the worlds of rap, R&B, and pop, joining forces on team efforts that sound like the soundtrack to the coolest beach party to which you weren't famous enough to be invited. ScHoolboy Q, PartyNextDoor, and the ever-endearing D.R.A.M. unite for the elastic "Cash Out," while Snoop Dogg, John Legend, and Migos' Takeoff smooth things out on the sexy "Holiday." Future and Khalid collide on the gorgeous "Rollin," and Kehlani shines with Lil Yachty on "Faking It." Ariana Grande steals the show on the effervescent "Heatstroke," despite Pharrell Williams and Young Thug's best efforts. Williams returns with Katy Perry and Big Sean for "Feels," an island getaway that transports listeners on its funky groove. Above all stands the indomitable "Slide," an instant classic featuring Frank Ocean and two-thirds of Migos, with Offset outshining Quavo by a margin. Even less immediate contributions by Travis Scott and A-Trak ("Prayers Up"), Nicki Minaj ("Skrt on Me"), and Jessie Reyez ("Hard to Love") keep the festivities afloat. Funk Wav Bounces impresses not just with the marquee names, but with how effortless, communal, and fun Harris makes it all feel. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

Product Details

Release Date: 06/30/2017
Label: Sony
UPC: 0889854434229
catalogNumber: 544342
Rank: 33211

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Calvin Harris   Primary Artist
Snoop Dogg   Vocals
Pharrell Williams   Percussion,Vocals,fender rhodes
Future   Vocals
John Legend   Vocals
Young Thug   Vocals
Katy Perry   Vocals
Nicki Minaj   Vocals
Ariana Grande   Vocals
Big Sean   Vocals
Frank Ocean   Vocals
ScHoolboy Q   Vocals
Candice Pillay   Background Vocals
Travis Scott   Vocals
PartyNextDoor   Vocals
Migos   Vocals
Kehlani   Vocals
DRAM   Vocals
Starrah   Background Vocals
Lil Yachty   Vocals
Jessie Reyez   Vocals,Background Vocals
Takeoff   Vocals
Khalid Robinson   Vocals
Clyde Audio   Wurlitzer
Joe Vinyl   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Pharrell Williams   Composer,Vocal Producer
Calvin Broadus   Composer
A-Trak   Instrumentation
Andrew Coleman   Engineer
John Stephens   Composer
Nick Cooper   Vocal Producer
Calvin Harris   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Seth Firkins   Engineer
Katy Perry   Composer
Marcos Tovar   Engineer
Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine   Engineer
Big Sean   Composer
Mike Larson   Engineer
Blake Harden   Engineer
Onika Maraj   Composer
Adam Wiles   Composer
Nayvadius Wilburn   Composer
Christopher Breaux   Composer
Jacques Webster   Composer
Roget Chahayed   Composer
Kirsnick Ball   Composer
Quavious Marshall   Composer
Kiari Cephus   Composer
Quincey Hanley   Composer
Brittany Hazzard   Composer
Miles McCollum   Composer
Shelley Massenburg-Smith   Composer
David Hughes   Engineer
Jeffery Williams   Composer
Jessie Reyez   Composer
Khalid Robinson   Composer
Daryl McPherson   Engineer

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