AN21 & MAX VANGELI
The masterful, world famous, phenomenon that is Swedish House Mafia, has just announced the full reveal of support for their U.S. 'One Last Tour' dates and naturally, they did it big. With 12 of their 16 U.S. shows already sold out and what will be an eventful and historic finale performance at Ultra Music Festival, the attendees will have quite an unforgettable SHM experience.
The acts included are Pete Tong and Armand Van Helden who will make an appearance at the MSG and Barclays Center in NYC as well as AN21 & Max Vangeli, and Otto Knows. The highly anticipated Black Tie Rave will see Pete Tong again as well as Carl Kennedy while the West Coast is in for a treat with the solid Masquerade Motel line up featuring Alesso, Mat Zo, Third Party, Zedd, Nero, Clockwork, and Style Of Eye.
Steve Angello may be one of the hardest-working men in the electronic music industry. The founder and head of the Size Records label, he’s spent the last month assisting with the release of AN21 & Max Vangeli’s debut album “People of the Night,” planning for the label’s upcoming showcase “Size In The Park” at Rumsey Playfield on September 22nd, and most recently debuting his brand-new track “Yeah” on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection.
It’s all about good genes, at least for the Josefsson family - last name of Swedish sensation Steve Angello and his younger brother AN21.
And as Angello spent his summer jetsetting around the world on the SHM finale tour, baby bro was holed up in the studio with his production partner Max Vangeli working on their debut “People of the Night.”
The album has yet to announce an official release date, but fear not melodic-house fans - AN21 and Max Vangeli have released a “People of the Night” 15-minute Album Teaser Mix to fulfill all of your electro-magic cravings.
Ten miles of darkness and 2000 cars separated us from the festival we had only dreamt about. As we stared forward, excited and anxious, there was a faint flicker towards the sky and then the familiar explosion of fireworks in the distance. A roar ripped through the desert from the cars around us. Indian chiefs and their topless girlfriends yelled and cheered out their windows, as packs of neon spattered fur boots ran by on foot. This was the scene I had heard so much about. The one that would save dance music events
Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival has consistently been remarked as the premier Electronic Music festival in the country. With steady competition from Ultra Music Festival , and the multitude of other events that have developed in the past few years, claiming that title is quite a feat. Insomniac’s founder, Pasquale Rotella, has rose through the ranks of California promoters to a point of utmost success. He has absolutely earned his stripes, with the immense scale of his events and consequences this sometimes brings. The risk involved with such massive gatherings as these has made it necessary for Pasquale to impose a new standard for safety at these events, both at the gates and in the festival. In both appearance and functionality, EDC proved to be nothing less than the world-class event that was beckoned for.
After four trying years of playing music for anyone who would listen, Thomas Gold burst onto the scene in 2012 with his massive hits like “Sing2Me” and “Eyes Wide Open.” A gifted producer and seriously talented DJ, Gold’s live performances have captivated EDM lovers around the country and solidified his place at the top of the electronic totem pole. We applaud him for his strategic straddling of two major EDM labels, Size Matters (think Steve Angello, AN21, Max Vangelli) and Axtone Records (think Axwell, Dirty South, Michael Calfan), successfully storming the scene with both companies in order to gain maximum exposure. But Gold seems to have finally chosen a side, seeing as he was selected to create Axtone’s 2012 compilation - “Axtone Presents Thomas Gold."
With the insanity of Ultra Fest raging and rollicking throughout the collectively rabid masses, the chaos shall inevitably continue (and expand) with the onset of the weekend! Miami—fully in the throes of musical ecstasy and riotous carnal whims—is gearing up for a weekend of party infamy. It is the inevitable culmination of 10 days of music, debauchery, and the youthful American spirit—a deluge of fiesta!
More than you average, run of the mill weekend; ULTRA weekend is comprised of 21 bashes—featuring the sickest tunes at the most bangin’ spots—in what is truly the most grandiose swan song in Festival history!
EDM lovers are in for a real treat for the next few months. A plethora of electro fests are lined up and ready for the taking. While we wait for dates and lineups to be announced for post-June festivals, peep these April-June events that are confirmed, with tickets on sale now!
who: Tiësto, Röyksopp, STS9, 12th Planet, araabMUZIK, Awolnation, Calvin Harris, Cosmic Gate, CSS, Datsik, Dillon Francis, Mt Eden, Nero, Steve Aoki
As expected, EDC NYC includes the biggest names in house and electronic dance music including Avicii, Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Alesso, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Art Department, Bassnectar, Chuckie, Danny Tenaglia, Erick Morillo, Fatboy Slim, John Digweed, R3HAB, Thomas Gold and Hot Natured. They've also released more details on seating and ticketing.
General Admission tickets start at $85 single-day/$129 two-day and the basic VIP ticket package will begin at $155 single-day/$300 two-day for the two-day festival. For ticketing and updates check out electricdaisycarnival.com/NewYork
Arriving at Pacha NYC on Black Friday, the energy was evident before even walking through the doors. The venue was filled with partygoers all ready to dance off their Thanksgiving dinners and leftovers, at the prestigious New York City spot. Awaiting up and coming house DJ duo AN21 & Max Vangeli to headline the Black Friday event.
AN21(born Antoine Joseffson), the brother of Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello, has been working alongside Max Vangeli for the past year caught up with us before getting into the booth at Pacha to tell us a little bit more about themselves and their upcoming projects. Vangeli, named one of the "Top 5 DJs to watch in 2011" by the Top 100 DJ poll on DJMag.com, and AN21 have taken over clubs worldwide with remixes of Swedish House Mafia's Save the World as well as Pendulum's The Island. Both anticipating the gig, they gave the crowd one of the best sets in which I have seen them, if not the best. Feeling the vibes of the club rocking to the music, AN21 even attempted (and succeeded!) in crowd-surfing throughout Pacha's main floor! Definitely a night for the record books, as per usual, at Pacha NYC.