Calvin Harris kicked off decks for “not playing hip hop”

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Given the niche he’s carved out as a pop powerhouse, Calvin Harris isn’t the kind of guy you’d expect to be kicked off the decks in Las Vegas. Strange things do happen, though, as a late-night Twitter post from the DJ revealed (see below). In case you’re wondering, Carly Rae Jepsen is a tween-friendly pop singer who surely doesn’t get a whole lot of club play. Harris has since deleted the post, as the club has invited him back for another round. Harris’s booking at Tryst Club in the Wynn hotel is just one of many DJ-headlined events happening around Vegas during ‘EDC Week’, which surrounds the mammoth Electric Daisy Carnival festival out in the desert.

While here for the festival, inthemix attended a pool party at The Cosmopolitan on Thursday night which brought Mark Farina back to the hotel after his run-in with the bottle service crowd at Marquee Day Club. This time ‘round the response was far more positive, with a throng of dancers locked into Farina’s jacking house until midnight. Tonight (Saturday 9 June) at EDC, Harris plays the mainstage alongside Bassnectar, Avicii, Sander van Doorn, Tiesto and Steve Aoki.

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