Irvine Welsh, Calvin Harris, Jay Z and Will Smith to Develop HBO EDM Comedy
  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014

  • Posted by: Sara Salaway

Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting, has seen his unabashed writing dance upon the silver screen in the past, and now he's developing a concept made specifically for television called Higher, an HBO comedy series about the EDM scene, in collaboration with UK DJ Calvin Harris. The series will be produced by Jay Z and Will Smith, who are also working together on a musical feature of Annie. Welsh has long been involved in the music scene, occasionally DJing and producing, and having a special fondness for house music. And anyone who is familiar with his work knows to expect some heavy, drug-related themes, which will tie perfectly to the EDM subject matter.

Last March, Welsh was asked to assemble a playlist by Sabotage Times that crosses all genres from Donna Summer to Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Here are his top five:

1. "Sunshine on Leith" - Proclaimers



2. "If there is Something" - Roxy Music



3. "Station to Station" - David Bowie



4. "The Greatest Love of All" - Kevin Rowland



5. "Hypo Full of Love" - Alabama 3

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