Calvin Harris

The Big Six: Rock star retreats

This new Playa d'en Bossa address is a hedonist's haven. David Guetta and Calvin Harris have already taken to the decks by the neon-lit pool, while the beach lounge throngs with beautiful people. Inside, the louche décor includes chairs moulded like derrières and leopard-print sofas. The Pioneer Suite is the choice for those who want to stay and play, complete with turntables, an amp, mixer and eight speakers.

High on the hog: How Percy Pig came to dominate the sweetie market,

Percy Pig is worth more than £10m a year and two of the M&S sweets are eaten every second. But how did this cult classic loved by marathon runners, celebrities and fashionistas alike begin life? Simmy Richman goes behind the scenes to learn how pigs really can fly (off the shelves)

Gaming news roundup: The one to Beaterator

Fancy yourself as the next Dizzee Rascal or Calvin Harris? Then the tools you need are on theway in the shape of Rockstar Studio’s musicmixing software Beaterator. What started life as a flash app on Rockstar’s website quickly became one of its most popular assets, making a retail version inevitable. What’s more, the music industry veteran Timbaland – involved with the project from its inception – has provided a whole cacophony of beats, loops and samples to mix into your songs. Rockstar plans to provide space on their online ‘Social Club’ for users to upload their masterpieces for theworld to hear. Beaterator for PSP hits shelves on 2 October for £29.99 with an iPhone and iTouch release to follow soon.

Hit & Run: When the band becomes a brand

The Sugababes aren't over. They just look a little different. That's the story that the group's record label, Island Records, expect the public to believe this week after news broke that the 'Babes are to undergo their third change in line-up in 11 years, following the departure of one of their singers, Keisha Buchanan, to pursue a solo career. As Buchanan was the last original member of the group, its current line up of Heidi Range, Amelle Berrabah and Jade Ewen (Buchanan's replacement) is effectively a completely new group (Siobhan Donaghy and Mutya Buena having already walked out in 2001 and 2005 respectively).

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Album: Calvin Harris, Ready For The Weekend (Columbia)

In retrospect, Calvin Harris's 2007 debut I Created Disco could be viewed as a prescient harbinger of the current retro-electropop fad; and certainly, the subsequent interest of both Madonna and Kylie indicates an undeniable knack for hitting the populist zeitgeist.