For months now, global club land has hotly speculated the 100th release of Steve Angello and his renowned Size Records imprint. A decade strong and basking in the wrath of Angello’s post-SHM spree, Russian duo Mattise & Sadko join the ranks for a definitive celebration of their 100-and-growing roster of definitive house anthems. Premiered by Pete Tong on his Essential Selection radio show and showcased throughout Steve’s global tour dates of late, “SLVR” encapsulates the epic properties we have come to expect from such Angello offerings as “Yeah” and “Lights.” With a strong element of the Russian duo’s hypnotic melodic charm added to the equation, this synth-led record is more than worthy of the centennial Size crown, offering firm reassurance that Steve Angello and his beloved imprint are not resting on any industry laurels just yet. It’ll be available on Beatport on August 12th.
The Coveteur’s website offers its readers a stylized glimpse into the homes and closets of the uber-famous. While co-founders Erin Kleinberg and Stephanie Mark tend to focus their attention on fashion figureheads and mega pop stars, they do often produce vignettes of less expected choices. Their most recent covet — starring Steve Angello, his wife, Isabel and their daughters — is one such curve ball. While it may feel gluttonous to indulge in such a prominent display of things, there’s nothing wrong with getting lost in the Angello world — even if it is full of more Céline, Nike, and Louis than most will ever have access to. Scattered among the watches, shoes, and bags is the image of a family’s bond. Head over to The Coveteur and check out the full shoot.
The one and only Pete Tong is back this week with his Essential Selection from the best in house music around the globe. To start of the show, he flew through his progressive picks of the week including Fiora’s trance induced “Take Me Away,” Cedric Gervais’s Remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful” and Tommy Trash’s “Monkey In Love,” among others.
Pete premiered a new Size Records mainstay featuring Steve Angello vs. Matisse & Sadko’s “SLVR” first previewed on Angello’s Essential Mix back in March. He also announces the lineup who will be supporting him at the free party at Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel La Grand Bazaar on August 2nd which includes big names like Alesso and Solomun.
His Essential Tune of the Week was none other than Germany’s Kaiserdisco’s “Night & Day” which embodies the perfect summer Ibiza vibe. Philly’s techno producer Josh Wink picked out his Goody Goodies for the week including his own track “Balls” and David Alvarado’s “Ysleta.” UK’s deep house master Subb-an took the Weekend Hot Mix, while Detroit techno King Carl Craig was knighted into Pete’s Hall of Fame.
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The latest episode of Size TV opens with label-head Steve Angello amidst a studio session, walking viewers through the thought processes behind his productions. After seeking and finding a sound in his home studio, the sixth installment continues on the road with the Size crew in Brazil, tweaking music on the go. The episode closes with Angello opening up, revealing that he had lost hearing in one ear and how he was forced to learn to play without headphones. Jump below the break for more and watch the Size TV episode six in full.
On Sunday morning, after the first day of Escapade Music Festival and its after parties came and went, the city lay in an eerie calm. The early morning sun rose on the final day of the festival, enticing fans to quit their snooze button routines as they rallied for the weekend’s deepest day. With no shortage of talent, highly demanded artists were billed across the main stage and the bass stage (formerly the tech stage) for twelve hours of partying that would come to a close when the clock struck Canada Day. From Deniz Koyu to Markus Schulz and from Seven Lions to Crookers, heavyweight headliners and big-dog supporting acts left not one minute to be spared. In the nation’s capital for its biggest holiday, Dancing Astronaut presents the 5 Ws of Escapade Music Festival — who, what, where, when, and why from day two.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Seth Troxler, Chuckie, Dubfire, and more.
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.
When they’re not spinning records and entertaining fans many DJs return home to their families to deliver a different kind of entertainment. They trade in their records for tutus and crowns, funny faces, cotton candy, and matching attire. In honor of Father’s Day we’ve decided to shift our focus from their DJ duties to their diaper daddy duties.
Steve Angello and Wayne & Woods have teamed up for the release of ‘I/O.’ As part as the MiO Nights campaign, the music video — much like those Choose Your Own Adventure books you read as a kid — allows you to control the story as you pick up (or pass up) Steve on his way to a gig. It’s an extremely interesting and entertaining way to present the brand new collaboration, giving you a first person view of the narrative as it unfolds.
The first question is simple; Pick up the hitchhiker or keep driving?
Adding to an already jam-packed run of releases and a successful European stint for 2013, Australian electro monger Tommy Trash makes his formal debut on Size Records next month. As one of the few high-end imprints Tommy has yet to collaborate with, “Monkey In Love,” his follow-up to last months “Blair Bitch Project” for Dim Mak is no-less adrenaline fueled than we have come to expect from the festival primed Aussie. Playing out as the polar opposite to the well-groomed “Reload” alongside Sebastian Ingrosso, the track exercises his low-end complexion with considerable force for Angello’s sought-after label. Following closely behind his recent remix for Destructo on Boys Noize Records, fans need not fear that the unconventional club icon is losing his balance of crossover tracks and livid festival anthems just yet. (more…)