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."
The weather seemed to be holding up as gray skies were dominating most of the day, however, once nightfall hit all the worry was how close you could make it to catch a glimpse of the stage at the small yet intimate venue. Around 8:40 pm, in the midst of a spectacular light show, we saw the dark silhouette of Angello enter to his domain for the night with a playlist of songs recognized by all. Starting in signature fashion with "Knas" and “Greyhound,” and moving into greats like “Leave The World Behind You,” and Deniz Koyu vs. Fat Boy Slim “Bong Right Here," (Sebastian Ingrosso bootleg) Angello was showing off his individuality apart from his other SHM counter parts.
Suddenly, the rain had made its presence known. As the lights flashed every which way, the raindrops resembled glitter falling from the sky as a downpour infected the space but not one person fled. Drenched and all, the fans stuck it through as Angello continued the last 45 minutes of his set creating vibes that one could only feel the impact at a show of this kind. Expressing his thanks and love for New York, the show closed out, the rain dwindled and fans dispersed leaving an unforgettable mark in Central Park while the echos of "Don't You Worry Child," slowly drifted away.