Coming off the release of “Yeah” earlier this month, Steve Angello builds upon Size Records’ domination with a collaboration from within his own camp. Teaming up with Third Party, “Lights” is an anthemic banger that comes in tremendous volumes. Steve’s revamped sounds from the 2012 version of “Yeah” collides with Third Party’s mastered big room sound — most similarly to what we’ve heard on “Thank You” — for what is due to become an instant chart-topper. Tested and proven at the likes of Size in the Park and EDC NY, “Lights” is a unanimous festival-favorite, so head over to Beatport and claim it for yourself today.
Before Steve Angello’s 2012 “Yeah” was released as an anthemic hit earlier this month, the track went through a series of facelifts during a two-year production process. Turning back the clock, the 2011 version is the Steve Angello we’re more familiar with, featuring hard-hitting bass, rock-inspired leads, and trademark grunge at the forefront. Angello is giving away this edgier version of “Yeah” for the small price of an e-mail registration, so head to Size Records’ site to claim the download as your own.
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Size Records and its progressive masterminds are continuing their blazing hot streak with the upcoming release of Steve Angello’s Third Party collaboration. “Lights” is the epitome of anthemic house, boasting powerful builds and big room synths while embodying signature progression. Steve’s influence is apparent with the relative sounds from “Yeah” and Third Party’s contribution is comparable to their festival friendly “Thank You.” We’ve heard this track work wonders on massive crowds from Jonnie and Harry at Size in the Park and Steve at EDC NY, and it will finally make its Beatport release on October 26th.
Before Swedish House Mafia became known as ‘the dots,’ the crew had a strict dedication to club music, deeper house, and still included member Eric Prydz. Dating back to 2005, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso had frequently collaborated under a moniker of their own — Buy Now — producing club savvy hits for their hometown scene. It’s not often we get to see the Swedes in their traditional form, but Steve and Seb’s 2005 Essential Mix has captured that sound and made it timeless. Clocking in at just under two hours, the time machine of a mix is just what you would expect from Steve’s Mescal Kid persona and Sebastian’s version of the same. (more…)
Steve Angello has been cooking up a special production for two years, and finally, “Yeah” has seen the light of day. As previews of various rock-inspired versions have leaked during the song’s production process, the final effort comes with just the right sound at just the right time. Having been a work-in-progress since “Knas” was released in 2010, “Yeah” portrays Steve’s evolution both as a producer and a DJ.
“I just did this new version. I feel it’s more suitable for what I play and how I play — it’s more me.”
The time has come — tickets for the American leg of Swedish House Mafia’s one last tour are going on sale today.
The floodgates will open 12:00pm local time. We recommend opening up the sale link for the city nearest you at least 5-10 minutes prior, with the best internet connection available.
Good luck everyone!
You guys seem to be liking our Good Morning Mixes, so today we have another blast from the not-so-distant past. Joachim Garraud and Steve Angello rang in the New Year when 2010 became 2011 at Roseland Ballroom NYC, and thanks to SiriusXM and SoundCloud, the set lives on. The first hour or so features a nice selection of tracks from Mr. Keytar himself, including Autoerotique’s “Bubonic” — a track that deserves to be brought back from the dead — and a live piano version of Coldplay’s “Clocks.” Steve’s set doesn’t quite go as underground as his Pacha NYC set from this weekend, but it’s definitely a great listen if you’ve become accustomed to 2012 SHM sets and want to hear what they sounded like back in 2010.
While Steve Angello catered to the masses with his SHM-style set at Size in the Park, his after-hours appearance at Pacha NYC was where New Yorkers got a chance to understand why he is one of the best in the game. After finishing up his first set of the day, a damp-yet-energized Steve teased that his set at Pacha would be nothing like the one he had just played. “I’ll give you $1000 if you can ID a single track,” he said to me, before dropping a familiar yeah, you wanna mess? style smirk that embodies his signature charisma and confidence.
Well, just a few hours later I would find myself right in the thick of things: standing directly behind the man at Pacha NYC as he played one of the most memorable sets I have ever heard, with the fewest amount of songs I’ve ever known. If that isn’t the mark of a good DJ, I don’t know what is.
Climbing the ranks of international superstardom for over 18 years and showcasing his seasoned talents all over the planet, it is now becoming clear that Steve Angello has been destined from birth to conquer the capital of the world – New York City. First it was Madison Square Garden alongside SHM brethren Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso, then it was Giants Stadium at New York’s inaugural Electric Daisy Carnival, and this time, the bearded Swede brought his Size Matters crew right to the heart of New York City: Central Park.
September 22nd, 2012 started off like a normal autumn afternoon in the big apple. Dog walkers, cyclists, and tourists were going about business as usual in Central Park – that was, until Pacha began to paint the streets red. With lines filing as early as 4pm and New York’s dance scene flooding the park, you could hear voices coming from the passing horse-and-carriages – “What is ‘Size in the Park’?” The early rumblings were loud, but by the time things got underway at 5PM, no one would expect the storms that would unfold.
Steve Angello recently spoke to the Huffington Post, and the oft-candid dance music icon offered a refreshingly honest take on the state of things — a growing trend these days. “Every city and promoter in the world wants to have a festival, and thinks they can,” says Steve. “But they don’t know how to.” That’s just one of the choice quotes from the interview, which is surprisingly revealing and gives an intimate look at the last-bearded SHM member. Steve affirms his grip on the remaining authenticity of dance music is nothing less than uncompromising and gives us sincere responses on topics such as big business, the state of SHM, the art of DJing, and more.