This was no typical Saturday in Central Park. The Upper East Side was about to get christened by rave kids of all kinds and most importantly, by 1/3 of the Swedish House Mafia, Mr. Steve Angello. He brought his expertise in doing what he does best to the Size Matters event and put on one of the most memorable EDM shows New York City had seen the entire summer.
Rumsey Playfield was home to the sold out, 'Size In The Park,' with Steve Angello headlining along with mates from his Size Records, Third Party, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, AN21 and Max Vangeli. Making their NYC debut, Third Party dropped a lot of their own tracks including, "Thank You," feat. Loleatta Holloway and their remix of The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, "Otherside." An impressive set to say the least, Sunnery and Ryan created an elaborate tone playing funky house tracks that no music lover could deny. They dropped classics like Joe Brunning's "Now Let Me See You Work," and the most refreshing bootleg of the whole set, Hardwell's "Spaceman" vs. Ultra Nate's "Free.” After, AN21 and Max Vangeli hit the stage shining with a set heavy on beats with original tracks like, “People Of The Night,” (feat.Tiesto) and "Fresh Start."
Arriving at Pacha NYC on Black Friday, the energy was evident before even walking through the doors. The venue was filled with partygoers all ready to dance off their Thanksgiving dinners and leftovers, at the prestigious New York City spot. Awaiting up and coming house DJ duo AN21 & Max Vangeli to headline the Black Friday event.
AN21(born Antoine Joseffson), the brother of Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello, has been working alongside Max Vangeli for the past year caught up with us before getting into the booth at Pacha to tell us a little bit more about themselves and their upcoming projects. Vangeli, named one of the "Top 5 DJs to watch in 2011" by the Top 100 DJ poll on DJMag.com, and AN21 have taken over clubs worldwide with remixes of Swedish House Mafia's Save the World as well as Pendulum's The Island. Both anticipating the gig, they gave the crowd one of the best sets in which I have seen them, if not the best. Feeling the vibes of the club rocking to the music, AN21 even attempted (and succeeded!) in crowd-surfing throughout Pacha's main floor! Definitely a night for the record books, as per usual, at Pacha NYC.
King Midas realized that his golden touch was actually a curse, but for German DJ/Producer Thomas Gold, his ability to mix lusterous tracks is anything but. Thomas got heads nodding this year for his stellar remix of Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" (see video below) and his recent collaboration with Dirty South. Voted Beatport's "Rising Star" for 2010 and "Best Breakthrough DJ/Producer for 2010" by Axwell in DJ Magazine, Thomas Gold has lived up to his last name and proven that the golden touch isn't just for mythical kings. (Still, we'd keep our daughters away).
He may be only one third of global DJ sensation Swedish House Mafia, but alone or not, Steve Angello will bring a massive sound. On Saturday August 20th, RPM and Pacha NYC present Size Matters with Steve Angello at Governors Island.
The Swedish and Greek DJ / Producer has been creating electro and tech house beats for years, with his first big remix of dance classic "Sweet Dreams" Eurythmics in 2004 that still can be heard throughout in various DJ sets today. After linking up with disc jockeys Axwell and Sebestian Ingrosso, the trio became an unstoppable force known as Swedish House Mafia. "Leave the World Behind" featuring vocals by dance diva Deborah Cox was Swedish House Mafia's first production together in 2009, which grabbed the undivided attention of dance fans. It seems that with every new release, devoted fans keep multiplying for the Mafia.
Joonbug had the opportunity to sit down with Max Vangeli at the rooftop lounge in the Bentley Hotel before he headed to Lavo NY. He was about to start his busy North American weekend tour hitting Lavo in NYC Thursday, Marquee Nightclub in Las Vegas Friday, and South Pointe in The Hamptons Saturday.
Described by MTV as “One of the most promising artists of 2011” Max has grabbed the attention of EDM lovers worldwide. He has made his international debut in 2010 and as a result we have seen him skyrocket through the charts.
The 26 year old born in Moldova, now living in San Francisco took time out of his busy schedule to talk with me.
Miami Music Week is here and no one has a hotter lineup than LIV at the Fontainebleau. Kicking things off on Tuesday, March 22 is king of the turntables and hit maker extraordinaire Steve Angello. One third of the electronic music holly trinity that is The Swedish House Mafia, Angello will be giving a special performance at LIV for his Size Matters Tour. Table reservations are strongly recommended as this event is one of biggest of the week.
LIV Nightclub at The Fontainebleau
4441 Collins Ave
Miami, FL 33140
For Table Reservations Contact MIAMI@JOONBUG.COM
No... not that kind of size! This Singles Party, "Size Matters," requires all of the men to be at least 6'1.
It's going to take place on June 8th at the M1-5 Lounge located on 52 Walker St. So if you are a guy over 6 feet or a girl who is into tall guys you are welcome to go. But short boys beware... if you are not at least 6'1 you will not be permitted in; they will even be measuring people at the door. Yes you did read that correctly, they will actually measure you before you are allowed to enter the party. Well this is the perfect party for those super tall females that don't want to tower over their dates!