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.
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…
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!
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.
Steve Angello is back with his first major single after his departure from Swedish House Mafia back in March. His new tune titled “SLVR” along with Matisse and Sadko is a great progressive house hit. While fellow Swede Sebastian Ingrosso has been taken the limelight with his festival anthem “Reload,” and Axwell recently releasing his newest single “Center of the Universe,” It is nice to see that Steve can step up to the plate with a very Swedish House Mafia sounding instant classic that will have people dancing into the new year. With this recently release, I only wonder what other treats Steve Angello has for us going into his very own label festival, Size In the Park, taking place in New York City on September 27th and 28th at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. Check out the new single below, and let us know what you think…
Despite being blurry-eyed from a late Diplo & Grandtheft show last night at Boston’s Ocean Club, I was excited to get my week crankin’ with new tracks by Tommy Trash and John Dahlback – two of my favorite producers in the Electro-House world. Any time Tommy Trash or John Dahlback release new songs I get excited because I know I’m going to hear something unique and something of the highest quality – both in production value and in the overall structure of each track.
“Monkey In Love” is Trash’s brand new banger (released on Steve Angello’s Size Records), a song with a highly anticipated release date after being part of live sets and his most recent podcast from May 30th. The drop of this one is so grimy and so unique that there’s no way this one doesn’t make it into your rotation and into your DJ sets. The break has, to me, a very Medieval feel, before dropping back into the filth one last time. Tommy Trash is truly a savant and unlike no other artist out there, I think you’ll agree after hearing “Monkey in Love”.
“Cobra” is John Dahlback’s brand new banger, released on Afrojack’s Wall Recordings. The fact that this tune was released on Wall comes as a bit of a surprise to me, given that Dahlback runs his own Mutant label and because this song has zero bleeps or bloops. I don’t know if I can do a good job of describing the sound of “Cobra”, but what I can tell you is that it remains unique in sound following suit with Dahlback’s other heavy bangers. If you thought the dirt and grime was readily available in Tommy Trash’s “Monkey In Love”, you’ll see it’s all over the place with Dahlback’s “Cobra”. Enjoy!