DJ/producer/remixer extraordinaire Steve Angello, the bearded, hot-damn-he’s-fine third of EDM supertrio Swedish House Mafia, has a huge N.Y.C. event coming up, Sept. 22’s “Size in the Park,” which sold out in a whopping six minutes. But luckily for local househeads, he’s warming up at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory. It’s no secret to dance music lovers that Size matters. Not that size, perv—we mean Size Records, the seemingly unstoppable Angello-helmed label that serves as home to top-notch talent like Laidback Luke, Afrojack, AN21 (Angello’s kid brother and Size A&R honcho), Max Vangeli, Tim Mason, Third Party and Wayne & Woods. Know the name or not, you’ve sweated hard to an Angello-blessed song or two—or 100—in packed nightclubs, on arena floors or shores near and far over the past two decades. From his worldwide anthems with the soon-to-part Swedish House Mafia, killer collaborations with ace-since-childhood Sebastian Ingrosso and a slew of others, plus numerous solo bangers, Angello hits every time he’s at bat, in studio or on stage.
Fri., Sept. 7, 9 pm. Electric Factory, 421 No. 7th St. 215.627.1332. electricfactory.info.
PW's Music Issue 2014