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British electro technician Stuart Price, more commonly known under the alias of Jacques Lu Cont, combines forces with Size Records boss Steve Angello to breathe new life into Depeche Mode’s ‘Soothe My Soul’ – a track off of the band’s 13th studio album – in the name of organic dance music. Consistently sharp but embracing an old-school twist reminiscent of Steve Angello circa 2006, the duo tackle Depeche Mode’s original with the utmost respect, replacing it’s rhythmic drum pattern and overall darkly intimate sound with vintage energy and fast-laced electro stylings.

Out today on Beatport.

Fresh off celebrating the ten-year anniversary of Size Records, the record label of Steve Angello continues to crank out quality releases. Welcoming back Ivan Gough after two instalments on Size as half of TV Rock, the Australian producer aids aspiring countrymen Stevie Mink and Steve Bleas’ inauguration to the label with ‘BOOM!’. In a strong extension of the minimalistic, high-energy sound scope that we now associate with Size, ‘BOOM!’ plays aptly out to it’s title and sets the bar high for the slew of releases the label has enroute from Hard Rock Sofa, Tommy Trash, Norman Doray and Angello himself among others.

Out now on Beatport.

Just one notch shy of their landmark 100th release, Size Records employ the returning talents of German club bandit Moguai for his latest single “Champs”. Officially premiered by Michael Woods for Pete Tong’s Essential Selection show, the follow-up to 2011’s “We Want Your Soul” rallies ‘Better Off Alone’-like hallmarks from the modern progressive playbooks, juxtaposing low-end maneuvers and warm synth work to the avail of another tempered track of club and festival proof grandeur.

Out today on Beatport.

Following on from a return to his funkier sound with ‘French Touch‘, a new promotional video for Norman Doray’s performances during the Miami Music Week reveals yet another new original production from the Frenchman.

Jumping from high-pitched melodies to rocky, electro house-laden drops, ‘TroubleMaker’ sees Doray bring back his peak-time sound scope while paying testament to his ability to master several different subgenres within dance music.

To be released soon via Steve Angello’s Size Records.

With just two days to go till the release of ‘Mammoth’ alongside Dimitri Vegas & Like, German Mpire builder Moguai is back gearing up for his next peak-time triumph. Returning to Steve Angello’s Size Records after his contribution to “People Of The Night”, Moguai turns his head towards the realms of modern Progressive House with this homage to Alice Deejay’s classic ‘Better Off Alone’. Officially premiered in the Goody-Goodies segment of last night’s Essential Selection on BBC Radio One and drenched in strong and familiar melodic stylings, ‘Champs’ looks sure to be yet another strike of original success for the German producer in the new year.

Update (4/3): The release date for ‘Champs’ has been set for March 22nd.

Just a stone’s throw away from Size Records 100th release to date, budding Miami threesome GTA, Henrix and Digital Lab unite to unleash the label’s third single of 2013, ‘Hit It’. Already given a formative test run at Size In The Park and more recent airplay on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection radio show, ‘Hit It’ relentlessly sweeps the various dimensions of modern dance music, leaping from moderately euphoric synth work to low-end digressions of peak time floor fuel with fluent energy throughout. Far from the cookie cutter schematics that have overridden the industry of late, the trio unites to pen an undeniable landmark in the label’s ever-reliable ear for ground-breaking talent.

Out today on Beatport.

Words by Dan Carter

Documenting the globetrotting lifestyle of the Size family, Size Records is back with a new episode of their Size TV concept, featuring an exclusive spin of Sebjak and Marcus Schossow’s forthcoming Size release, ‘Liceu’. In episode five, we get to tag along Steve Angello as he jets across Europe during the summer of 2012.

We hear from Steve Angello, his tour manager Ben Kreitner, and Angello’s right-hand man Iyoas Assefa as they reflect on the ups and downs of touring and explain their individual roles within the Size family. Furthermore, Angello discusses his mentoring the rest of the Size Records artist roster through the jungle that is the Dance music industry.

Emerging from Brighton to the avail of a now globetrotting career, Tim Mason releases the follow-up to ‘Anima’ with uplifting peak timer ‘Swoon’. Premiered by Tiësto on the special (RED) edition of his Club Life radio show, Mason’s return to the realms of self-serving production comes off the back of remix duties for Zedd’s ‘Stars Come Out’ in the robust manner we have come to expect from the Size-endorsed producer. Decked in strong melodic progressions and his knack for pitting sharp synth leads against climatic drops, ‘Swoon’ looks sure to be a third strike of original success for the British hopeful in the new year.

Out today on Beatport.

Parisian big room master Arno Cost makes his Size Records debut with new original track ‘Head Up’. First premiered by label head honcho Steve Angello at Escape From Wonderland in late October, ‘Head Up’ sees Cost ring in the New Year with festival-friendly stamina.

Leading with a darker sound scope than what we have come to associate with his studio output over the years, Cost goes in the same vein as latest single ‘Lifetime‘ to create a heavy-hitting display of minimalistic drops and melodic breakdown segments.

Out today on Beatport.

Italy may have been stereotyped with a fairly particular export of House music, but Maurizio Nari and Ronnie Milani certainly haven’t let this impede on their solid reign of Progressive poignancy. Back on Steve Angello’s Size Records after the success of ‘Atom‘ to raise the bar for the New Year, Nari & Milani unveil it’s very follow-up, entitled ‘Patriots.’

In the same vein as both of their previous releases for the label, ‘Patriots’ showcases that distinct blend of precisely layered synth work and minimalistic, low-end drops that we have come to associate with Nari & Milani. Always leading with quality over quantity, ‘Patriots’ fails to disappoint and is a reassuring indicator that Italy’s sharpest duo is still at large for 2013.

Out in 2013 on Size Records.

An official video upload on Nari & Milani’s YouTube channel, confirming that this is ‘Patriots’:

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