At the tail end of a year that has spelt politics, perseverance and the impending split of the Swedish House Mafia, Steve Angello returns to the solo spotlight with his latest Size Records release ‘Yeah’. First previewed in its final form by Pete Tong with an introduction by Angello himself, the follow-up to ‘H8RS’ alongside AN21 & Max Vangeli shifts Steve from the behind the scenes of his Size Records stronghold and back into the drivers seat for a track that had little-to-no chance of passing quietly upon the industry.
As a man renowned for upping the ante where production values are concerned, Angello’s awkward opening leads are met with the uplifting synth work that has characterized his scattered studio legacy throughout. Still packing a strong universal punch within its heavyset beats and scattered chanting samples, ‘Yeah’ is far from the product of a man clinging to the remains of mainstream glory, but the re-emergence of an essential Swedish asset who has survived the shift to the global charts only to return stronger than ever before.
50 cents of each sale will go to Angello’s SIZE Foundation charity. Additionally, everyone that buys a copy of ‘Yeah’ will receive a free copy of the version below later on. (Source)
Update: Steve Angello talks ‘Yeah’ in video interview with MTV.
Words by Dan Carter