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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.

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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.

Release is slated for May 6th.

At the tail end of a year that has spelt politics, perseverance and the impending split of the Swedish House Mafia, Steve Angello drops the official visual accompaniment to his latest solo release.

Based around a couple of female superheros of two generations, the video for ‘Yeah‘ shows candy-stealing villains getting taught a valuable lesson in life: a crime-fighting senior and her like-minded companion are not to be trifled with. Taking us on an adventure unlike any other, the odd pair fights crime in the name of a soon to be ex-mafia man who is already well-acquainted with all things saving the world.

Buy the track on Beatport.

A hard-hitting club mogul turned anonymous pop monger by all accounts, Stockholm’s Steve Angello has trail blazed the ideal that stadium fillers can still move with musical integrity. Back on track after the split of Swedish House Mafia, the journey from Steve’s earlier Tech oriented contributions right through to his inevitable leap into the global charts courtesy of ‘Show Me Love’ remain a testament to the widespread progression of his craft.

Joining the airwaves of Annie Mac’s BBC Radio One show for an exclusive mini-mix, Angello celebrates 10 years of collaborative triumphs and remixes alongside his Swedish peers. Collecting the likes of Eric Prydz’s remix of ‘Voices’, ‘Woz Not Woz’ and ‘Partouze’ alongside such ventures as his, AN21 and Max Vangeli’s remix of ‘The Island’ and the unfathomable pre-mafia anthem ‘Leave The World Behind’, Angello balances the old with the new while looking ahead with more recent Beatport favourite ‘Lights’ alongside Third Party.

Taking the opportunity to announce the tentative release of his album ‘Wild Youth’ in March 2013, the future looks as especially bright in reflection of an accomplished career from the long serving Swede.

Update: Official sample and worldwide download now available.

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The mix starts at 4:24

Tracklist:

01. Steve Angello – Voices (Eric Prydz Remix)
02. Eric Prydz & Steve Angello – Woz Not Woz
03. Deep Dish – Say Hello (Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso Remix) w/ Röyksopp – 49 Percent (Acapella)
04. Who’s Who – Not So Dirty (Steve Angello Remix) w/ MDG & SDS – New Jack (Steve Angello Remix)
05. Alex Neri – Housetrak (Steve Angello Remix) w/ Steve Angello & Laidback Luke – Otherwize Then
06. Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso – Partouze w/ Steve Angello & Laidback Luke – Be
07. Steve Angello, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso & Laidback Luke feat. Deborah Cox – Leave The World Behind
08. Steve Angello – KNAS
09. Magnetic Man feat. Katy B – Perfect Stranger (Steve Angello Remix)
10. Pendulum – The Island (Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli Remix)
11. Steve Angello & Alex Metric – Open Your Eyes
12. Steve Angello – Yeah
13. Steve Angello & Third Party – Lights

Words by Dan Carter

2012 has been a year of mixed celebrations and undertones for long serving Swede Steve Angello. But in the aftermath of selling out New York’s Central Park last month, the mafia man unites with rising label protégés Third Party to cast a bright light upon the high times of his soaring Dance imprint with ‘Lights’.

Off the back of their remix of ‘Somebody To Love‘, the Essex two-piece are on hand with their recognizable melodic guise, leaving Angello to bring the heavyset beats and poignant seal of quality that his career thus far has sworn by. Sure to be another knockout for the Size Records corner this year ahead, this energetic union of old school spirit and new school edge is enough to make for another landmark release amid the label’s most definitive year under the spotlight of global Dance music.

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In the aftermath of the charitable release of ‘Yeah‘, Size Records ringmaster Steve Angello is back to treat fans with a free download of the first official version of the track, known to fans as the 2011 version. Responding to the popular demand, October 23rd sees the release of a limited version for the small price of a mail subscription. Where replacing the rocky, guitar-driven chords and skittish leads with anthemic synth-work was met with mixed enthusiasm from his global following, this free giveaway is certain to tick most of the boxes as far as his more seasoned fans are concerned.

Update (24/10): The full version is now available.

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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.

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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

As officially premiered on Pete Tong’s prime-time Essential Selection radio show, Size Records ringmaster Steve Angello returns to make a mark of quality with the more formal follow-up to ‘KNAS’. Seven months in the waiting, the final version of the so called 2012 edit ‘Yeah’ will be released September 29 and is set to make up Angello’s ninth solo release on his longstanding Size imprint.

But in thickening the production values of this highly anticipated return, our Mafioso man fuses subtle guitar-driven chords and skittish leads to launch an onslaught of steady beats, anthemic synth-work and precise rhythmic play to form one of his strongest solo outings to date. While the Swedish House Mafia continue to save the world with doses of heartfelt yet chart worthy club fuel, it is reassuring to see Angello return to the limelight with a promising injection of substantial club candy amid a universal explosion of fame and fortune for both himself and his craft.

The release of ‘Yeah’ has been pushed back to October 5th.

Update (8/9): Official preview now available.

Words by Dan Carter

Seeing the light of day after being stored away in the ‘attic’ over the past decade, episode three of EPIC Radio saw the premiere of a 2002 demo from Swedish Dance pioneers Eric Prydz and Steve Angello entitled ‘Bedtime Stories’. Long before the times of mainstream accumulation and industrious evolution, this old yet significantly fresh production is a positive nod to a time where the music truly was all that mattered.

A funky low-end affair in it’s own respect, ‘Bedtime Stories’ may and should not mirror that of the Swedish heavyweights’ current production values but reigns testament to the fact that their rise to prominence was no overnight manoeuvre all the same. Made up of dotted bass play, deep groves and ultimately a crescendo of caressing synths, it’s safe to say that ‘Bedtime Stories’ would be something of a breath of fresh air amid modern Dance music if it ever were to officially found it’s way out of the ‘attic’.

Sadly, there is currently no info that suggests that this will ever be released.

2012 has been a year of mixed celebrations and undertones for long serving Swedish heavyweight Steve Angello. But with the news of his sell-out spree this September at New York’s Central Park already upping the post-summer excitement, the renowned mafia man unites with rising label protégés Third Party to cast a bright light upon the high times of this soaring Dance imprint.

Off the back of their last single ‘Thank You’ for Ultra Music, the Essex two-piece are on hand with their recognizable melodic guise, leaving Angello to bring the heavyset beats and poignant seal of quality that his career thus far has sworn by. Sure to be another knockout for the Size Records corner this year ahead, this energetic union of old school spirit and new school edge is enough to make for another landmark release amid the label’s most definitive year under the spotlight of global Dance music.

The collaboration of Steve Angello and Third Party for ‘Lights’ has now been officially confirmed through a press release.

Released on October 26th.

Update (13/10): Official preview now available.

Update (20/10): Official video trailer now available.

Words by Dan Carter

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