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