While Size Records has dominated this year with a plethora of big room hits, Steve Angello‘s five-month old X imprint has done more than get off to a good start. Teaming up for the first time since “Prototype” landed on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings, Don Diablo and CID‘s “Got Me Thinkin” utilizes a glitchy snare drum alongside a massive topline. Although X has a long way to go before it reaches the level of its big brother, the constant stream of both new and veteran artists who are releasing outstanding material prove that the label will become a force to be reckoned with in 2014.
Release Date: December 16th
Although “Monkey In Love” isn’t set for release until July 22nd, Tommy Trash is tiding fans over with the official music video. The video sees Tommy Trash cruising around with a sock monkey riding shot gun. The blue animal manages to catch the attention of a brunette babe and from there the video veers off into tongue-kissing beastiality. Ultimately, however, it seems monkeys aren’t made for lady parts.
Following Wednesday’s announcement that Pasquale Rotella and Allen Shapiro from Dick Clark Productions are teaming up to produce a dance music awards show comes more exciting TV-related news from EDMBiz. Another partnership has formed, this time between media company OneBeat and multi-platform network Music Choice. The newly formed twosome plan to bring TV programming with a focus on dance music to cable TV.
While we’ve seen sprinklings of dance music’s inclusion in the mainstream media — including major network television channels like MTV– it’s been sparse and often surface level. OneBeat and Music Choice hope to change that trend with over 24-hours of content. Viewers can expect lifestyle, character based, and artist profile shows including: You Should Know Me By Now, Road Trippin, and Themantics. Artists and labels whose inclusion has already been announced include: Armin van Buuren, Steve Angello, Skrillex, Art Department, Hardwell, Porter Robinson, Pete Tong, OWSLA, Size, Toolroom, Armada, and Om Records.
The content is scheduled to become available for free to cable subscribers nationwide beginning on July 1st and runs until August 11th.
One man who has seen house music and Size Records grow together over the past decade has been Junior Sanchez. Long time friend and collaborator with Steve Angello, Sanchez has recently teamed up with the brand to launch his own Brobot imprint to expand their collective influence. We recently had the chance to sit down with Junior on the brink of Size Records’ 10 year anniversary where he discussed everything from his friendship with Steve Angello to the impact that Size has had on dance music. Among the wise words from one of industry’s most respected veteran talents, he explains how he’s joined forces to help change the game with Brobot and looks into future of dance music as commanded by himself and Steve.
Following yesterday’s Fontainebleau blowout, Size Records shifts focus from live performances to the release circuit. Next up on Steve Angello’s imprint comes an original production from Moguai, who drifts away from the precedent set by recent progressive gems such as “Hit It” and “Swoon.” In the same vein as his last release, “Mammoth,” Moguai tailors his unique electro chords around an anthemic build and climactic drops. Angello has been broadening his brand one release after another, and “Champs” is one giant step towards the big room scene.
Size Records started the new year off on the right foot with Arno Cost’s “Head Up,” and the label is en route to making the release of festival bombs a pattern. The long awaited “Hit It” is up for release on the label. Its building chords, massive drums, and pounding drop combine to create sonic gold. GTA, Henrix, & Digital Lab’s collaboration has seen support from numerous power players including Diplo, Dirty South, David Guetta, Size label head Steve Angello, and many more. “Hit It” has been floating around cyber space for awhile but it’s finally being officially released on February 25th, a belated Valentine’s Day gift if you will.
When a fan-recorded video of Steve Angello playing “Head Up” at 2012′s Escape From Wonderland festival first surfaced, we were left curious about the details of the then-unidentified tune. A few weeks ago Arno Cost announced that the song was his own, produced for Angello’s Size Records. Months after its debut, the track has finally been unleashed. Grinding bassline and powerful drops make “Head Up” a massive tune set for Beatport chart dominancy. We expect Size Records will have a similarly successful year with the lineup of releases they have scheduled, including the highly anticipated “Hit It” from GTA, Henrix, and Digital Lab.
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.
Steve Angello’s track “Yeah” has been in the works for quite a while now, and according to him, “it’s finally time to let it go, and put it out there.” After receiving a world debut on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, we’ve learned that it will be released on September 29th as the 92nd release on Steve’s own Size Records. The song is pure anthemic house, using big synths, powerful drums, and an infectious hook that you will inevitably be fist-pumping to very soon. It actually has a similar vibe to a Nari and Milani offering, and if you ask us, it sounds like the perfect replacement for “Atom.” Stay tuned for the full release in just a few weeks, but listen to the preview for yourself in the comments.
As we revealed exclusively earlier this week, Steve Angello and his Size Matters crew will be coming to New York’s Central Park this September. “Size In The Park” — a riff on the BBC’s ‘T In the Park’ event — will go down at Rumsey Playfield (where the SummerStage is located, natch), and will also host supporting artists AN21 & Max Vangeli, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, and it will be the NYC debut for Third Party. Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday at 12PM EST. Last year he commandeered an entire island and this year he’s going after the largest park in New York — we’d say when it comes to Steve Angello, Size definitely Matters.
Via: Size In The Park
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Update: There’s a new trailer for the show. Check it out here.
Update 2: As if there was any question, Steve Angello confirmed to our own Dylan Farella on Twitter that he will be playing an afterparty at Pacha NYC.