Back with vengeance after the storm served up by Trent Cantrelle back in May, Dutch house veterans Chocolate Puma unite with Playboy scoping festival favorites Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano to mark the second instalment from Steve Angello’s Size X imprint, entitled “Stiffness.” True to the edgy tribalesque tendencies that gave rise to the fierce reputation behind Sunnery & Ryan’s sets, the track sets the duo alongside two national peers whose drum-savvy tendencies are apparent from the first beat. Together, a new precedent in rhythmically charged house music is set for a track is sure to tempt underground advocates and newfound followers alike to Angello’s cutting-edge output from outside the familial comfort zone. (more…)Posted by
Off the back of a high-profile parting and an even more prominent leap of solo stamina, Steve Angello turns his head to ventures new with a his X imprint’s debut release from American club asset Trent Cantrelle. For the most part, this double-barreled debut plays like the Angello we grew to know and love well before the European peak time overhaul. Between “Nice & Close” and “Understand,” Cantrelle provokes fluid melodic club fuel with surefire underground appeal, providing a breathtaking journey towards a nostalgic yet wholeheartedly relevant movement in modern dance music. There are no cheap tricks or weathered electro hallmarks, just versatile house music that opens the door to a sense of quality and belonging that has too long been lacking within the modern market. (more…)Posted by
“We’re launching X. It’s going to be a lot different, it’s going to be a Size sister label. It’s going to be a lot different from the Size release — I’m going to focus on the techier stuff and the more beat driven stuff.” – Steve Angello
Commanding Size Records with monstrous hits for nearly a decade, Steve will let his Mescal Kid persona bleed through with the launch of his sister label, X. After Trent Cantrelle’s “Nice & Close” was featured as the opening track for Steve’s Essential Mix, it has been revealed as part of a two-track EP that will serve as the inaugural release from his new tech imprint. Cantrelle’s Nice & Close is the perfect outing to set the tone for the beat driven sound X will embody and is set to be released on May 6th.
Despite racking up accolades in the dance music world since the early 90s, Angeleno Trent Cantrelle has flown largely under the radar compared to some of his comrades. The title track off his recently released The Right Way EP, might not shoot him to superstar status quite yet but regardless of that it’s a killer techy flashback track. Check out the full stream and purchase after the break.