Welcome to a new chapter in the book of Miami nightlife, a brand new tale that’s never been told - Story Nightclub.
Brought to you by, Dave Grutman (the brains behind LIV, Arkadia and LIV Sun Life at Dolphins Stadium), Story Nightclub is the new kid on the block making its grand entrance into Miami nightlife with a stellar roster of talent this month.
Taking over the old Amnesia space, Story Nightclub has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation which revamped the venue into a chicer, classier spot.
The stardom that surrounds the dance music industry has raised its idols to unbelievable heights over the past decade alone. Those who stand at the forefront of this impulse driven, energy rich world are casted on a life-time journey of unimaginable proportions.
Steve Angello is no doubt amongst this league of high-profile DJ/producers and has proven his mastery of the craft through solo and collaborative work alike. As one third of the soon to be retired Swedish House Mafia, he has risen to the top of the industry. While currently awaiting the start of One Last Tour, SHM's final trot around the world as one super group, he has been working hard on some solo projects and new collaborations. As a forward thinking member of the Size Records family, he has pushed his stadium worthy anthems to new levels.
When we think of the typical festival, we imagine sprawling fields tucked away somewhere in middle-America where music lovers campout in the impossible heats of the middle of summer. Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco - they all follow the same logistical style. So how would a brand new festival, in late September, tucked away in the southeast, fare against our learned expectations? We found out last weekend as we trekked to Bouckaert Park outside of Atlanta for Counterpoint Music Festival, realizing that some molds are meant to be broken.
This was no typical Saturday in Central Park. The Upper East Side was about to get christened by rave kids of all kinds and most importantly, by 1/3 of the Swedish House Mafia, Mr. Steve Angello. He brought his expertise in doing what he does best to the Size Matters event and put on one of the most memorable EDM shows New York City had seen the entire summer.
Rumsey Playfield was home to the sold out, 'Size In The Park,' with Steve Angello headlining along with mates from his Size Records, Third Party, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, AN21 and Max Vangeli. Making their NYC debut, Third Party dropped a lot of their own tracks including, "Thank You," feat. Loleatta Holloway and their remix of The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, "Otherside." An impressive set to say the least, Sunnery and Ryan created an elaborate tone playing funky house tracks that no music lover could deny. They dropped classics like Joe Brunning's "Now Let Me See You Work," and the most refreshing bootleg of the whole set, Hardwell's "Spaceman" vs. Ultra Nate's "Free.” After, AN21 and Max Vangeli hit the stage shining with a set heavy on beats with original tracks like, “People Of The Night,” (feat.Tiesto) and "Fresh Start."
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.
After Pacha NYC released a cryptic set of clues about its upcoming concert last week, Steve Angello confirmed that he and his label Size Records will play a five-hour EDM showcase at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on September 22nd.
According to an article in Rolling Stone, "Size in the Park" will feature the some of the label's best DJs like AN21 and Max Vangeli, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, and Third Party.
"I would never have dreamt about playing Central Park," Angello told Rolling Stone. "I saw the subject line in my email – it said 'Size Matters at Central Park.' I didn't even read the email. I just replied 'Yes, I'll take it.'"The announcement followed a weekend of mysterious messages from Pacha via Twitter and Instagram.
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.
The Swedes Say Goodbye
Saturday, June 23 was a dark day for electronic music lovers. After four years of masterfully-crafted progressive electro-house hits, Swedish House Mafia announced that their unrivaled musical collaboration would come to an end.
I sat collapsed on my bed, wrapped in my blanket, surrounded by tear-soaked tissues and wondered if this was how my parents felt when John Lennon ditched The Beatles for Yoko Ono.
You can call it a stretch to compare the trio of Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello to the greatest rock and roll band of all time, but I wont budge on this one. Maybe The Beatles outproduced and outplayed SHM by decades, but the Swedes surely matched the Brits when it came to vibrant originality, worldwide domination and most importantly genre-defining sounds.
Robbie Rivera needs no introduction. With more than 25 years of electronic production and an extensive roster of hits in his arsenal, the Puerto Rican DJ has won the adoration of fans across the globe. Fusing Latin underbellies with old school beats, Rivera has cultivated a uniquely powerful sound that melts hearts and explodes dance floors.
The Miami-based producer is known for his iconic, all-day concert “Juicy Beach” that takes place annually at Nikki Beach. This July, Rivera will take his notorious party to Governors Island with “Juicy New York,” bringing South Beach’s sunshine, wild vibe all the way to the big apple. Rivera will be joined on stage by openers EDX, Manuel De La Mare, Paige, Stefano Noferini and Sultan + Ned Shepard.
It’s a sad day for electronic music lovers. Following four years of masterfully-crafted progressive house hits, Swedish House Mafia is calling it quits.
When it comes to electronic collaborations, Swedish House Mafia was untouchably king. The trio of Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello performed their big-room progressive house tracks around the world since 2008, headlining a plethora of festivals including their own Miami massive “Masquerade Motel.” From Miami to Ibiza, the talented trio’s epic anthems can be heard cross-continentally on any given night.