Size in the Park is back and better than ever for a fun-filled celebration of all things EDM! Former Swedish House Mafia member and label owner extraordinaire, Steve Angello is partnering up with friends for two nights of raging in Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.
In a much anticipated return, Paul Van Dyk, the king of trance, graced New York with his presence for the first time this year. This past Sunday, August 11, we were fortunate to be a part of a monstrous, 6-hour set filled with heavy trance, powerful lasers, flashing lights, and good company.
If his Facebook and Twitter posts the week leading up to the show were any indication, he was very excited to play in New York. This could have something to do with the fact that New York feels like home to him--something he confessed in his interview with us back in July. He metioned how his show at Governors Island was meaningful to him because this is where his career essentially took off. And we could tell by the content look on his face during the 6 hour show, that he was having the time of his life.
Last year, when Swedish House Mafia brought their infamous Masquerade Motel party to Miami Music Week, it resulted in what could easily be dubbed a "mini music festival." Mostly because their were about 10,000 fans in attendance at Miami's Grand Central Park.
On March 8th and 9th, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello are bringing the highly anticiapted show to LA's Historic Park. Their first show comes with Alesso, Otto Knows, Mat Zo and Third Party on the main stage and Nero, Sub Focus, Clockwork and Monsta to The Marquee Stage. On the 9th, The Swedes will be joined again on the main stage with Alesso as well as Zedd, AN21 & Max Vangeli and No ID. Sub Focus, Style of Eye, Clockwork and Monsta will be holding it down at the Bass Arena.
There's no bigger force to be reckoned with than Swedish House Mafia. Announcing their final run as a trio with their most extensive outing ever, "One Last Tour," the Swedes have now announced they will be giving back to the victims of Hurricane Sandy and play a show at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 28 before they play New York's Madison Square Garden on March 1 and Barclays Center on March 2-4. Their final shows will be the grand finale as they open Ultra Music Festival in Miami on March 15 and close out the festival on March 24...one last time.
But, this isn't your typical rave. Steve Angello, Axwell, and Sebastian Ingrosso are throwing a Black Tie Rave with plans to donate 100% of the proceeds to The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.
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."
If you weren’t already aware of EDM’s booming popularity in the United States, this will surely catch your attention. Forbes, the business magazine dedicated to all things finance, marketing, and investment, has caught wind of the ever-growing music movement and has put out a list of the industry’s most profitable DJs in an article entitled The World’s Highest Paid DJs. The article focuses on the fact that EDM has become the musical-cultural movement of the moment. Much like rock n’ roll and hip-hop before it, EDM is big business, and it has become so popular that it has been incorporated into mainstream music like never before.