Calvin Harris Says Florence & The Machine 'Spectrum' Remix Was A Swap Deal – Audio

30 July 2012, 10:39 | Updated: 30 July 2012, 10:53

The Scottish DJ admits he recorded the recent number one single as a favour to get the singer on board for his new album.

Calvin Harris has confessed that he recorded the remix of Florence & The Machine's 'Spectrum (Say My Name)' as a favour because he wanted Florence Welch on a song for his upcoming new album.

The 'Bounce' star told the Big Top 40 this weekend that he was also surprised how well the track did after topping the Vodafone Big Top 40 for two consecutive weeks.

"The remix was like a swap," he admitted. "I wanted her to sing on this song and she obviously wanted something in return and she asked for a remix – and then that did a lot better then what we were expecting."

The DJ also added that similar collaborations happen all the time because "no one wants money anymore".

"Say I want a remix from a DJ like Tiesto or someone – Tiesto doesn't need my money, so he wants something in return that is of some kind of value to him because he's the biggest DJ in the world so we'll do a track together or something like that," he added.

"No one wants money anymore."

The Scottish star is currently finishing his latest record and the follow up to 2009's 'Ready For The Weekend', which will be released on 29th October.

You can listen to Calvin Speaking to the Big Top 40 about working with Florence Welch below:

Calvin Harris talks about working with Florence Welch

The album is also expected to feature collaborations with Ne-Yo, Kelis, Rihanna and his new Example featuring Vodafone Big Top 40 number one 'We'll Be Coming Back'.