In a year where mediocrity has too often overshadowed industrious progression, the hotly tipped debut album of industry peers and best friends AN21 and Max Vangeli has scarcely dropped from the global radar.
The product of two years hard studio graft, some 30-original recordings and the incredible experience of these leading European assets, ”People of the Night” sees the poignant Size favorites embrace their A-game for a firm yet melodic exploration of the modern Dance explosion. Still coercing the peak time sensibilities that has led their onslaught alongside Steve Angello’s imprint, the addition of such inspired peers as Moguai, Michael Woods, Kim Fai and Congorock keep the album well and truly rooted to the club floor throughout.
While the world has waged verbal wars upon the dumbing down of Electronic music, AN21 and Vangeli stumble seamlessly upon an inoffensive middle-ground where universal energy and upfront club music can coexist without a cringe worthy collaboration or forced emotion in sight. With ‘H8RS’ and the latest vocal single ‘Bombs Over Capitals’ already making the headlines for this long overdue debut, the European duo shines a light for the return of the full-length and the collective talents of these essential night movers.
Words by Dan Carter