Eclectimaniac: DJ Barry Harris (Audio)
Jul 13, 2020
Produced by Tony@Large.
In this broadcast, Juno and ASCAP Award winner DJ Barry Harris. Harris is behind some of dance music’s most recognizable hits including “Dive in the Pool” (“Queer as Folk”), “One of Us” (a remake of the Joan Osborne hit) as well as his debut single, “I Beg Your Pardon,” which won the Juno Award (the Canadian Grammy equivalent) for Dance Recording of the Year. Harris is perhaps best known as one-half of the acclaimed production and remix duo, Thunderpuss (along with DJ Chris Cox), who created more than 30 Billboard #1 dance hits for some of music’s biggest artists including Madonna, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, and Jennifer Lopez. In this interview, Barry reflects on his life and career, pulls back the curtain on the Thunderpuss era, sharing personal stories behind some of their biggest remixes as well as the fractures that led to the end of their partnership. Plus, the Eclectimanic Boys (tony@large, Seth Davis and Jeff McKinney) discuss a possible One Direction reunion, the unforeseen benefits of mask-wearing, and the connection between the B-52’s and “Double Fantasy,” John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1980 album. Featuring music from Drake, Lennon Stella featuring Charlie Puth, Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, Madonna and more.