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Steve Angello – Teasing Mr. Charlie (Sebjak & Tony Senghore Remix) [FREE ACID HOUSE DOWNLOAD!]

Back in 2006, almost 10 years ago, Swedish DJ/producer Steve Angello released one of his most notable tracks called “Teasing Mr. Charlie”. The track is a true Acid House gem that highlights one of Angello’s favorite sounds in dance music. Just like the Swedish dance juggernaut, I too share a love for Acid House. It’s a sound that is both funky and grimy at the same time and in today’s dance music scene it isn’t a sound heard too often – though it does date back to the 1980s and 90s. Steve Angello, throughout his career, has made it known that he has a strong love for Acid House, though it’s a little disappointing that he hasn’t dropped a track of that style in quite some time. Have no fear – Sebjak and Tony Senghore are here to put a fresh twist on a House classic.

After a massive start to the year with releases “Raveline” and “We Are” both released on Ultra Records, Swedish DJ/ producer Sebjak, alongside Tony Senghore, have created a very special remix of Steve Angello’s Size Records release “Teasing Mr Charlie” available as a free download. The remix is bigger, bolder, and louder as Sebjak and Tony Senghore add their energized Big Room feel for an absolute dance floor destroyer.

If you check out some of Sebjak’s releases, like “Raveline” and “We Are” above, you’ll see he has a BIG sound. Falling somewhere between Big Room and Progressive, with a true ravey feel and elements of Acid House throughout, he’s got a formula that is both unique and hard-hitting. Already marking himself out as one of the most exciting new talents to come out of Sweden, a country synonymous with producing some of the world’s biggest dance music stars, Sebjak is now making an impression on a much larger scale. Having signed an exclusive deal with Ultra Records, Sebjak is focusing on working with his fellow Swedes – Steve Angello and AN21 on “GODS” and Jaz Von D on “Into The Wild”, both which featured in Sebjak’s guest mix for Steve Angello’s residency show on BBC Radio 1.

Check out the track and keep an eye on this rising star!

Norman Doray Adds His Touch to Disclosure’s “Latch” [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Just when you thought all this Disclosure madness was cooling off French DJ/Producer Norman Doray unleashes his take on one of their biggest tracks to date: “Latch”. We voted Disclosure as the breakout artists of the year for 2013 – and for good reason. Disclosure are an absolutely groundbreaking duo who took the world by storm with their feel-good productions and live performances (with instruments). You might know Norman Doray for his work with Steve Angello’s Size Records – Doray’s productions hang in the realm of Progressive House, Big Room House, and French House. Norman Doray’s track “Filtre” was one of my favorite Progressive House tracks from 2013 and when I saw he did a remix of “Latch” I had to take a listen. We know the original mix of “Latch” as being a tame love song, meant more for the bedroom than for the main stage. Norman Doray’s version speeds it up and adds main stage flavor to the whole thing, with a more Progressive and Big Room sound. There’s less of a focus on the vocals and more of a focus on a high-energy hands-in-the-air feeling thanks to Doray. I like that the French producer was able to work in some ravey vibes during the verses while moving the choruses over to an epic 100,000 smiling crowd feel (think Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, Kaskade, etc).

Solid work with this production overall. **Norman Doray is offering the track for free download on his website www.normaydoray.com and all you have to do is sign up for his email list at the top of the page.**

Cheers!

Disclosure – Latch (Norman Doray Remix)

Dillon Francis Remixes “KNAS” [FREE DOWNLOAD]

With the anticipation of his new album growing by the day, Dillon has given us a little something something to tide us over.  Taking a break from his album production and his daily social media personae we are once again reminded how talented he is.  Transforming Steve Angello’s ever popular club hit KNAS, Dillon has given it a Trapped out “Re-birth.” With his classic hard hitting synth work and tight production we can only get more more excited for what is to come out on the album. Grab this one for free now and be sure to stay tuned for Dillon’s full length album that will be dropping this spring.

Size In The Park Returned to Central Park in a Big Way

After my experience with Steve Angello‘s label show Size In The Park last year, I knew the second it was announced to return to Central Park this year, I would have to attend again. Expanding to two days this year, the event, Steve brought along his Size Records friends Third Party, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tim Mason and others to play the singular stage over the two days. I was only able to attend the second day, which took place this past Saturday in the shadow of the heavily attended Global Citizens Festival just blocks away.

It was an absolutely gorgeous day to spend watching music in Central Park to start with, as we came upon the scene in the midst of Trent Cantrelle‘s opening set. The crowd was agreeable and mature – a far departure from my last concert experience in NYC, which I don’t think I need to name. As the afternoon progressed and the sun went down, the Summerstage area began to fill up to a large but manageable size and the big guns started to come out. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano put on a fantastic set, although it was a little more on the mainstream side than I remember compared with their set last year.

The main event was clearly just that when Steve Angello lit up the stage. He has remarked on several occasions that NYC is one of his favorite places in the world to play and he always displays it when he plays to a NYC crowd. While I am not a huge Steve Angello fan, I know that he can always be counted on for a great show, and he gets a bad rap from many for his association with the Mafia. He is in fact a very well-versed DJ with many, many years of experience under his belt. Getting to see him really open up and play at Size was such a departure from the clearly choreographed and generic set that SHM ended up leaving their legacy on this past March in Miami.

Whatever your thoughts are on Angello, his music, or his legacy, I highly recommend you check him out next time he comes to play near you and, if you have the opportunity, come to see him play in beautiful Central Park, should he host Size in the Park again next year. Check out his set from Friday night below for a taste of what you missed…

BOSTON – Come Party with Third Party on Oct 1! [Ticket Giveaway]

As part of Bijou Nightclub‘s flourishing Guest House Tuesdays (#guesthousetuesdays) they’re bringing British Progressive House duo Third Party to town this Tuesday, October 1st. The guys and girls at Bijou have brought in names like Thomas Gold and Danny Avila as part of Guest House Tuesdays and Third Party will be returning after their last gig at the club back in April. If you don’t know much about Third Party, they hail from Essex, UK and have been riding a wave of success since gaining the ear of Steve Angello with their mega track “Release” (which to me sounds like something Eric Prydz could have produced). The structure of its distinctive and evocative sound also proved them to be highly technical and full of feeling; “Release” was put out for consumption under Angello’s Size Records. Its subsequent success and popularity meant it found its way onto DJ mix albums and Tiesto Club Life 193. 2011 was a break-through year for Third Party on the big stage, kicking off in March with the massive jump to the Swedish House Mafia’s Masquerade Motel in Miami. In fact, Third Party have been associated with the SHM guys ever since teaming up with Steve Angello, and they even remixed SHM’s “Save the World” in pretty big fashion (listen HERE). The guys in Third Party have been producing, remixing, and touring nonstop over the past few years and they’re certainly making a name for themselves as one of the premier House acts out there. This weekend they play at Size in the Park. This is Steve Angello’s second year of putting on a show in Central Park that features artists from his label. Then it’s off to Bijou for some fun!

We teamed up with Bijou to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets to this Tuesday’s show. If you’ve ever been to Bijou you know they have the best sound of any club in Boston, with an intimate setting and beautiful people. This show will be high-energy and lots of fun; make sure you get your dancing shoes ready! We will announce the winner on Tuesday at noon!

*Tickets available HERE*

Listen below for a few of my favorites from Third Party!

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Size In The Park returns to NYC

 

Steve Angello and his friends from Size Records are returning for a 2nd year in a row to Central Park in New York City. This time around, they have extended the festivities to 2 days instead on 1. Last year, Steve Angello took over the largest park in the city, and gave the crowd a Swedish House Mafia-style set that was a crowd-pleaser to everyone in attendance playing unreleased heat like debuting GTA, Henrix and Digital Lab’s “Hit it.” What does he have in store for us this year? Who knows, but chances are there is going to be a lot of unreleased banger that we can look forward to, maybe we will even get another side of him since he is playing on both days, will we see the darker techy side of the Mescal Kid (his alter ego)? The Day 1 line-up is Steve Angello, An21 & Max Vangelli, Arno Cost, and Third Party. The party end with the Day 2 line-up of Steve Angello, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tim Mason, and Trent Cantrelle. Tickets for the 2 day event are still available. Check out the teaser video below, and I’ll see you guys there.