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Calvin Harris, a bevy of painted hotties and a "Humanthesizer" on your Friday

August 14, 2009 |  5:28 pm

We're down with the Scottish disco-non-creator Calvin Harris around these parts. We're just as down with hotties (our masthead is full of them!) and with exotic synthesizing technologies. Together in this video, they join forces to make a completely absurd yet unimpeachably entertaining "instrument" called the Humanthesizer, where notes are produced by said scantily-clad models high-fiving each other (and Harris) while covered in electricity-conductive paint, essentially making their bodies a modular synth rig. A hat tip to students at London's Royal College of Art for developing it, to Harris for arranging the tune, and to everyone involved for giving me a new project to pursue this weekend. You know, for the betterment of science and all.

-August Brown