Steve Angello, AN21, & Max Vangeli
March 30th, 2011
Well, the secret’s finally out, Size Matters! Ladies throughout Atlanta can now rest easy knowing that they no longer have to lie about it. The head of this movement, Steve Angello, brought his special brand of house music to Opera Nightclub this past week to prove exactly that. Coming off his most successful year yet, Angello pulled no punches with this show, bringing out Max Vangelli, and AN21 with him -- putting on one of the best sets we’ve seen at Opera Nightclub.
Liquified is having a stellar year, already bringing Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto, and now Steve Angello to Atlanta. With the year almost half-way over and many more shows still on deck, I think it’s safe to say that Atlanta is no longer a one-off tour stop -- it’s quickly becoming a place for a DJs & Producers alike to cement their sound.
One of my favorite things about covering events at Opera is getting a chance to see a local DJ open and get to do their thing in front of a crowd that grows to over 2,000 people right before their eyes. That night, I walked in to find DJ Los, a regular at the W Hotel and the Vive La Rave parties, doing his routine with a nice strong mix of house with a touch of Latin flavor. He easily handled the crowd, getting them primed and ready for AN21 and Max Vangelli to take over for a short set while Angello looked on.
Swedish House Mafia - Miami to Ibiza
Angger Dimmas - Are You Ready (Oliver Remix)
Miike Snow - Pjanno vs. Silvia (Dirty South & Sebastian Ingrosso Remix)
Angello began his assault early on, as expected, blowing the on-looking crowd right away with the rising bass line of Miami to Ibiza -- and there was no slowing him down. The pop from the crowd when Angello took over the decks easily rivaled any DJ I’ve seen in Opera yet, and any doubts of Atlanta’s love of house music were quickly washed away with the rise and fall of the music.
Axwell - Heart Is King
Pendulum - The Island The Island (Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli Remix)
Swedish House Mafia - Save The World Tonight
Anyone who missed Axwell’s club smashing Miami track “Heart is King” when the preview hit the web right before Ultra was able to hear it loud and clear as the roaring synths came in clean through the mix. Judging from the reaction of the crowd however, I’d have to say just about everyone was more then familiar with what should become one of the Summer’s anthems of 2011.
With 4 CDJs in front of him, and over 20 years of DJ experience, Steve Angello put on a performance neither myself nor anyone else in attendance would soon forget. And as his tour bus pulled out of town, the massive graphic logo wrap made sure that no one missed the message.
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ABOUT ATL NIGHTLIFE
ATL Nightlife (http://www.atlnightlife.com) is a multimedia marketing company based out of Atlanta, GA that works with many of the top venues in Atlanta. ATL Nightlife’s coverage extends to encompass all of Atlanta nightlife from nightclubs to fashion shows to MMA events. ATL Nightlife’s goal is to provide top-tier coverage of events while maintaining a high level of production quality.
For almost 20 years Liquified (http://www.liquified.com) has been synonymous with the biggest and best electronic music events in North America. Founded in Manchester, England in 1989, Liquified relocated to North America in 1992 to help develop an emerging electronic music scene.
In the early 1990s Liquified threw parties along the East Coast in cities ranging from Charlotte to Miami, settling in Atlanta where they created a truly vibrant electronic music fan base and introduced some of the biggest names in dance music to the United States. Notably in 1996 Liquified organized and promoted Sasha and John Digweed's first ever US tour the now legendary 'Northern Exposure'.
In 1999 Liquified headed West and organized a series of ground-breaking after-hours parties that quickly established them as a major player in the West Coast dance music scene. Producing infamous events at the prestigious Mayan, where they put together the event that inspired John Digweed's 'Global Underground Los Angeles'. Their consistency in blooding the best new talent and bringing sizeable and passionate crowds to cities all over North america has put them in the top ranks of Electronic Music promoters in the US.