With so much talk of legends within Sweden’s ever-growing House culture, it is easy to forget where it all began. Having donned his superior studio skills across the wider spectrum of Dance music, few can boast the musical attainment of Sweden’s intrinsic House don Steve Angello. Outside of his affiliations with the globes most sought after Dance act to date, his earlier Tech fuelled contributions and inevitable leap into the global charts with ‘Show Me Love’ remain a testament to the widespread progression of Dance music, while his own imprint Size Records can still be found at the heart of some of the globes most seminal club anthems to date. Sweden may be rife with Electronic talent, but there is only one Steve Angello.
In the same vein as Daft Punk rocked the House years before with influential Electro outing Robot Rock, Angello uses his latest Size Records romp to revisit the grittier realms of previous solo outings ‘Knas’ and ‘Rave n Roll’. But in thickening the production values of this highly anticipated return, our Mafioso man fuses seething distorted chords and skittish leads to launch a full-blown onslaught of steady beats, screaming synth-work and chanting vocoder spots to form one of the Swede stars strongest solo outings to date. While the Swedish House Mafia continue to save the world with vital doses of heartfelt yet chart worthy club fuel, it is soundly reassuring to see one of Europe’s most vital players return to the limelight with a promising injection of substantial club candy amid a truly universal explosion of fame and fortune for both himself and his craft.
‘Yeah’ is due out in 2012 via Size Records.
Words by Dan Carter