Size Matters is turning ten years old, and with a new decade comes new faces, new music, and even a new sister label. Some Size artists, however, have been an integral part of today’s label and will be sticking around for the next chapter. AN21 and Max Vangeli have already released a full length album, People of the Night, on the imprint and have used the POTN brand as a Size side project. Third Party bursted on the scene with massive remixes, originals, and collaborations, and one of their claims to fame, “Otherside,” is weeks away from an official release. Qulinez are a bit younger to the label, but are in deep after making a splash with “Troll,” their recent double-header of an EP, and forthcoming efforts.
Dancing Astronaut took to Miami to talk to the Size Records residents at the Fontainebleau pool’s annual Size Matters affair. See what life is like as a seasoned member of Steve Angello’s progressive army with interviews from AN21, Max Vangeli, Jonnie and Harry of Third Party, and Alex and Johannes of Qulinez.
Miami Music Week is finally upon us, so it was only fitting that Dancing Astronaut up the ante with this week’s episode of Axis to match the South Beach heat. Taking the Size Matters motto to heart, we’ve acquired not one, but two of the labels young progressive duos in a special “VS” edition of Axis. That’s right, London duo Third Party and Swedish twosome Qulinez duke it out in one of our most dynamic episodes to date. The Size Matters label mates offer up some their latest and greatest, as well as a bevy of exclusive mash ups that are sure to get fired up all week long. Check out the one of a kind mix below and click past the break for a complete track listing.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week we decided to include a bonus edition featuring twelve Christmas snaps from Carl Cox, Diplo, Tiesto, and more.
Almost a year after unleashing their infectiously bi-polar track “Troll,” Qulinez are at it again. This time, the Swedish duo is putting forth a pair offerings in their “Bamf & Dynamic” EP, due out on December 3rd on Steve Angello’s Size Records label. Both tracks carry Qulinez’ signature electro sound, with “Bamf” mimicking the synths of their previous release, while “Dynamic” takes takes a slightly more cosmic and progressive approach to things. The tracks complement each other nicely and you can expect to hear more of them as the EP approaches its release date. Give it a listen below.
Kaskade’s top bootleg has made its way past Music Mondays, straight to the release circuit. The cross between his own “Stars Align” and Qulinez’s “Troll” has worked wonders on the festival stages and has been a staple in Kaskade’s Freaks of Nature sets. The euphoric vocal from “Stars Align” compliments the the lighter builds of “Troll” to anticipate the serving drop. Bring Kaskade’s main stage presence to your music library and grab his big-time mashup on Beatport courtesy of Ultra Records.
Size Records boasts some of the best releases in progressive house with an overwhelmingly talented roster supporting head honcho Steve Angello. Newcomers Qulinez bursted onto the scene with Size through their literal and figurative monster that we know as “Troll.” Since the game’s biggest players have endorsed what has become one of the most energetic tracks of late, Alexander and Johannes have not showed any signs of slowing down, having released remixes of “A Heavy Abacus” and “Silent Shadows.” So early on they’ve managed to trademark their “whiney” synth work and ability to magnify productions for an instantly recognizable sound. We had the chance to interview the Swedish youngsters to speak about their early days in the EDM spotlight. Read below the break for the exclusive interview.
Qulinez return to remix duties to shake up another song using whiny synths and progressive house, remaining impressively consistent following the likes of “Silent Shadows” and “A Heavy Abacus.” This time, remixing The Ting Tings “Hit Me Down Sonny,” Qulinez uses pungent chords with acid-house influence, keeping the first half of the track strictly simple before introducing those synths we first fell in love with on “Troll.” The Ting Tings’ impuslive and fun vocal mesh with Qulinez’s progression for another witty remix from the young Size Records duo. The remix of “Hit Me Down Sonny” from Alexander and Johannes is now available overseas on iTunes.
lumbia Records today. As a follow-up to recent successful productions including “A Heavy Abacus” and “Troll,” Qulinez’s latest remix continues in the vein of their signature electro style. While maintaining the chord progression and wobbly undertones of Don Diablo’s original, Qulinez adds a building, whiny synth coupled with a heavy electro kickdrum. The eclectic mix of dubstep-inspired distortions, progressive synths, and hard-hitting electro make the Swedes’ latest track as danceable as it is unique. Give it a listen and head over to Beatport to purchase.
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The young Size Records duo responsible for “Troll” is back with their most impressive production since joining Steve Angello’s squad. Tiesto premiered Qulinez’s remix of The Joy Formidable’s “A Heavy Abacus” at UMF and used the track to help craft one of the biggest sets of the weekend. As rips of the track hit the web, it became clear that Qulinez has a giant summer anthems on their hands — a monster that just might top “Troll.” Their expert use of those signature synths creates a big room sound that can not be contained in a night club — let alone an arena — and we think this track has “festival” written all over it. Just in time for the summer festival circuit, Qulinez’s remix of “A Heavy Abacus” is now available on Beatport via Atlantic Records.
er of Size TV, which is Angello’s version of a webisode. The series will include candid moments, pieces of the production process, and intimate glimpses of what it means to be a Size records artist. This episode captures Size recording artists AN21 & Max Vangeli, Third Party, Tim Mason, Qulinez and Wayne & Woods as they prepared for the Size Matters pool party during Miami Music Week. Although we were hoping the video would feature more of the always amusing Angello, it was nice to get to know members of his roster. Plus, it’s always interesting to get a behind the scenes look at events — especially for those of you who were in attendance. Any guesses on what episode two will bring?