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- Posted on Oct 8th 2009 11:00AM by Mike Ayers
'Ready for the Weekend' was released this week in the US but has already been burning up the charts in the UK this summer. "It's always a shock to me when something like this happens," he says. Listening to the album, it's full of pop-happy tracks that would indeed make one ready for a weekend night. "I like descriptive titles," he says. "For me, dance music is for dancing, not thinking. But it's not exclusively a weekend listen. I find its good when you're in a car or at the gym."
While Harris concedes that a lot of dance-oriented music is thriving in the underground, he's not necessarily what the die-hards would gravitate towards. "I see myself as the most ultra-commercial dance music there is in the UK," he says. "It's a product of the fact that I love dance music and I love pop music. I couldn't do the two exclusively. I'm the guy that dance purists hate and pop purists hate."
Harris will be kicking off a six-week tour of the UK starting Oct. 15 in London, alternating between live band shows and DJ sets and will include shows on weekdays, too.