Naming his label Size Records, DJ/producer Steve Angello set himself up for criticism if he couldn't lay down the magnitude of tracks necessary to command a room like Mansion, where he will help commemorate the club's fifth birthday this Saturday. Luckily, Angello's brand of breezy, big-room progressive house perfectly complements the high energy of the venue.
Angello, of Greek-Swedish descent, pulls in influences that play well from Italian beaches to New York's boutique hotels, from Ibiza to South Beach. It's a true Sun Countries sound tempered with some frosty filtering, one full of synth arpeggios, treble trills, and darting, dovetailed strings of melody across the flushed faces of clubland. Collaborating with producers such as Sebastian Ingrosso, Laidback Luke, and Eric Prydz, as well as manning the mixing board alone, Angello has released a steady stream of singles that he peppers into sets alongside his usual electro-house anthems. Occasionally he also dips into the deep, quirky tech-house of labels such as Dirtybird, Cocoon, and Border Community, among others. And with EQs thrown wide, Angello, alongside Chicco Secci on the decks, will fill the dance floor and flood the mezzanine, getting Washington Avenue's mecca ready for synthetic alpha-beta psychedelic funkin'.