If Tiësto is the Led Zeppelin of electronic dance music, a title bestowed upon the Dutch DJ by 1,400 beat freaks who took New Times' recent poll, what does that make Steve Angello?
Well, he's one-third of EDM royal family Swedish House Mafia, the only crew powerful enough to attempt an Ultra upstaging by hosting a massive party (i.e., Masquerade Motel) the same weekend as dance music's biggest festival.
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Plus Angello is one of the only dudes who can drop heavy beats and dope remixes sans headphones, addressing allegations of playing pre-recorded medleys with a big middle finger. "I don't have to prove myself that I'm able to mix," he recently tweeted. "I've done that my whole life and spend more time mixing than with my daughter."
Basically, this dude's a hard ass. He's living, breathing proof that house music trumps fatherhood. Opting for time away from his family and a fat check from club promoters yet again, Angello will hit the decks at LIV this Friday. Of course, the one-night engagement will be mere foreplay compared to what he and his SHM crew are planning for next month's Masquerade Motel. Still, like his Mafia buddy Sebastian Ingrosso always says, Steve is "going to fuck this place in the pussy."