Temple Saturdays presents Burns
After a successful show at Temple, Calvin Harris protege Burns is back on May 14th
B U R N S was born in Glasgow on Halloween in 1985. His mother was an artist and painter. His father was a professional heavyweight boxer. Growing up, watching both parents work made a deep impression on BURNS and combined to give him an appreciation of both beauty and power, a combination that comes through in his own work, in his love of melody and of sonic impact.
B U R N S began making music at age twelve, playing guitar and keyboards before discovering sampling as a teenager. Again his parents diverse tastes served him well. He listened to his mother's collection of disco albums and became a fan of acts like D Train, Chic and Donna Summer and producers such as George Duke, Dexter Wansel and Quincy Jones. His love of disco was complemented by his dad's love of Fleetwood Mac, 10CC, The Korgis and Supertramp. BURNS inherited musical interests evolved as he became aware of the French electronic producers of the mid- nineties with the emergence of labels such as Crydamoure, Vulure and Roule and artists like Daft Punk, Cassius and Le Knight Club revolutionising the music scene. As he listened, BURNS consciously studied the records becoming determined to lift his own production skills.
Fast forward to the end of the decade and at the age of 15 BURNS had started producing his own tracks. Combining sound hardware from the seventies and eighties with modern music software and samples, B U R N S started to produce hundreds of demos, experimenting as he began to define his signature sound.
Burns was taken on by Three Six Zero Group and signed to Sony Music Entertainment. He was then chosen to warm up for every show of deadmau5's U.S. 30 day tour and subsequently joined Calvin Harris on his UK tour. He also released two EPs Turbo and Teknique on 2112 Records.
In 2010, Burns released "Y.S.L.M (You Stopped Loving Me)" with French artist Fred Falke, also releasing his So Many Nights EP. In 2011, Burns released a track with NT89 entitled "Traffic" and went on to release "Iced Out" on Calvin Harris' Fly Eye label. In 2012, Burns secured a residency at The Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas while playing shows across America. He released "Lies" in September with remixes from Skream, Tiga, Acrobat and Otto Knows. The single entered the BBC Radio 1 playlist at C moving to B one week later and then on to A for 7 consecutive weeks. The track peaked at number 32 in the UK Singles Chart and at number 36 in the Netherlands.
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