Magazine article Variety

Steve Angello Visits His 'Wild Youth'

Magazine article Variety

Steve Angello Visits His 'Wild Youth'

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During his years as one third of supergroup Swedish House Mafia, Steve Angello did as much as anyone to mainstream EDM in the U.S., becoming the first dance act to headline Madison Square Garden. Yet Angello's roots go far beyond that project, with his label Size Records celebrating its 10th anniversary by releasing its entire catalog for free and his album "Wild Youth" scheduled to roll out this fall with its first video premiering in Times Square last week.

On "WHd Youth": There's something about organic instruments and musicians that 1 could never let go of. Here I've been working with more strings, guitars and bass, real drums, arranging songs differently and stripping them down. In the few years I've been trying to break out of the ordinary function of a dance song.

On adapting hès evolving styl« Into live sets: There are a lot of pieces from the album that I can't play live right now. So what I have to do then, is rethink my whole live setup, I have to rethink how I book tours. …

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