Calvin Harris branded ‘imposter’ amid ‘copied’ hit battle

CALVIN Harris was branded an “imposter” after he revealed how he created the song he’s accused of nicking.

The superstar Scots DJ is being sued for £860,000 by two unknown French musicians over dance tune Slide.

Calvin Harris has been branded 'imposter' amid a 'copied' hit court battle


Calvin Harris has been branded ‘imposter’ amid a ‘copied’ hit court battleCredit: Getty
The Scots DJ claims he dreamt up the ditty with American rapper Frank Ocean


The Scots DJ claims he dreamt up the ditty with American rapper Frank OceanCredit: Getty

But, as a judge prepares to issue his judgement on the case, Calvin has posted a video about how he dreamt up the ditty with American rapper Frank Ocean.

In an online clip he said: “This is how I made Slide.

“Frank came by. I played him a few things and he liked this best.

“I don’t have any footage from the studio with Frank because I was so hyped to have him there. I wanted to be respectful and also just get the song done.”

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Mikael Zieben, 40, and Patrice Adekalom, 41, claim Calvin, originally from Dumfries, ripped off their song How Is It Gonna Be.

They released it on Youtube in 2016, a year before Slide became a hit across the world.

Mickael was raging after he watched Calvin go into great detail about how he came up with the dance classic.

The pianist said: “He’s an imposter. His guilt speaks for itself as the days go by.

“This is very stereotypical and revealing behaviour. He’s trying to justify what he’s done.

“It looks like he’s starting to take our case seriously by trying to get his version across.”

In a Tiktok video posted on Wednesday Calvin goes in-depth about his process and how he came up with Slide.

It has notched up more than 230,000 views and thousands of comments from fans.

The star has even replied to some followers. When someone told him to never change, Calvin said:”Nice to try new things too though,right?”

And he also told how he pitched the idea to Frank Ocean. Calvin said: “He came to the studio and wanted to know what I was working on. I had the idea for the album so I played him a few things. I think the Travis song too.”

Mikael and Patrice are suing Calvin and a host of music industry big-hitters, including EMI, Sony and Universal.

The case made it to court in Paris last year and their solicitor argued Calvin had “humiliated” them by stealing their work and refusing to pay royalties.

He didn’t appear but was summoned and lawyers spoke on his behalf. The decision was expected late last year but is still pending.

Mickael added: “It’s shameful to see Calvin Harris carry on as if nothing has happened.

“It is so dishonest and unfair. It’s a gigantic masquerade and will hopefully stop soon.”

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Calvin is the world’s richest DJ boasting ten UK No1 singles.

Slide went platinum four times in the US and reached No.10 on the UK charts.

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