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Poll 2019: Steve Angello

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Five years after the biggest group in EDM went their separate ways, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell reformed as Swedish House Mafia for a special gig at Ultra Miami in late 2018. 
 
After that, they began teasing upcoming shows with a series of cryptic images and visuals that, bit by bit, revealed a world tour. As such, since May this year the original EDM superstars have played more than 15 dates across Sweden, Miami, South Korea, Poland, Ibiza, the UK, Germany and most recently at the F1 Grand Prix in Singapore. 
 
As was always the way, they were visually spectacular shows with huge amounts of production, lights, lasers, explosive confetti and pyrotechnics and a big room house and electro soundtrack to match. New music has yet to come from the trio, but 2020 could change all that, assuming Steve can fit it in given that he’s also busy with his new residency at Wynn in Las Vegas, where he now resides part time.

Questions Top100 DJs 2004 - Becca Antoon - 2019-10-18 14:10

Style: 
Electro-house
Best known for: 
Swedish House Mafia

Poll 2018: Steve Angello

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From: Sweden
DJ style: Big room house

Although somewhat aloof when it comes to answering questions for the Top 100 DJs poll, Steve Angello is arguably one of the most infamous stars of EDM. Right now he’s still riding the wave of his second studio album ‘Human’ that dropped this April — a piece of work that he’s been teasing his fans with since 2017 by drip-feeding a string of EPs prior.

The inspiration for the album came about at a time when he was thinking of leaving his whole music career behind altogether; instead he produced 21 progressive house tracks featuring guest appearances from Paul Meany, T.D Jakes, WDL and Pusha T.

Once again in gigland you can’t miss him; this year playing the world’s biggest festivals including Tomorrowland, Creamfields and Ultra Music Festival in Japan and Mexico. There was also the small matter of the Swedish House Mafia reunion show at Ultra Miami in March — are there more SHM moves to come? Although exactly what he’s up to next may be a mystery, we’re sure that he’ll be telling his 1.33 million Twitter fanbase in due time!

Words: ANNA WALL

Questions Top100 DJs 2004 - Becca Antoon - 2018-10-11 09:18

Poll 2015: Steve Angello

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Flying solo and loving it, former Swedish House Mafia man Steve Angello has mostly positive things to say about the state of the scene as he sees it. He’s particularly glad of the mainstream’s shift away from panel-beating big room sounds towards something more rhythmic.


“The whole movement right now is shifting in the right direction — which makes me happy,” Steve says. “Loads of new stuff is getting played, and yes, I am trying to play more groovy house stuff.”

Steve’s had a big year, crowned by the release of his three-years-in-gestation ‘WILD YOUTH’ long-player, but he’s also remixed electronic music legend Jean Michel Jarre and M83’s ‘Glory’, rinsed out Las Vegas club Omnia on a regular basis, and played everywhere from Green Valley in Brazil to Creamfields in the UK and Ultra Europe in Croatia. Leaving SHM has clearly done him no harm. 

Questions Top100 DJs 2015 - Jon Dommett - 2015-11-13 10:57

Style: 
“Dance music.”
Best known for: 
“Being the only Steve Angello out there.”
From: 
Stockholm, Sweden
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2015: 
“Kölsch.”
What’s the most important skill a DJ should have?: 
“Know the crowd, adapt, tell a story.”
Is the future still bright for EDM?: 
“It depends how you define ‘EDM’. If you mean the big room sound, I would probably say that it's moving away from that completely.”
Does the constant travelling and DJ lifestyle ever take its toll on you mentally?: 
“Not really, egos do.”
What cause is closest to your heart?: 
“Anything that has to do with kids.”
Which club would you like to bring back from the dead?: 
“Studio 54, but I’d rather bring back the era.”
Why aren’t there more women in the Top 100 DJs poll?: 
“Dudes spend more money on marketing.”
What do you think of DJs who use ghost producers?: 
“I think it's lazy, but music is not the only profession that has lazy people.”

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