Buy your plane tickets, kids. Believe it or not, the 2011 Winter Music Conference is just around the corner. And we're not the only ones getting ready for the mother of all dance-music events; Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello, and his rapidly expanding label Size Records, is already busy planning for this year's festivities.
"I'm doing a Size party again like last year, but [this year], it's going to be big," Angello told MTV News.
Not that last year's Size Matters pool party at the Eden Rock was small, by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, with names like Afrojack, Laidback Luke and Funkagenda touching the quadruple Pioneer CDJ 2000 setup, it was one of the premier pool parties to catch. When the always-humble Angello said "big," he really meant "massive" — so massive, in fact, this year's party will include 26 DJs spread out over a 14-hour day in the sweltering Miami sun.
Who might we catch tearing up the decks at this year's event? Most likely Angello's younger brother, AN21 — who, along with Steve, released Size's first-ever compilation album Size Matters this week — as well as loads of world-class DJs and producers, many of whom are featured on the LP.
This year alone, the likes of Eric Prydz (Cirez D), Tim Berg (Avicii), Max Vangelli, Pete Tong, David Spoon, Kim Fai, Junior Sanchez and Thomas Gold (to name a small few) produced tracks under the Size label, which means the potential set list is very promising.
But it's not just Size Records warming up for the fun. According to Angello, Swedish House Mafia are already working on this year's Miami Monster. After two consecutive years reigning supreme at the conference, (with "Leave the World Behind" and "One," respectively), the Swedes have become WMC's perennial powerhouses, and expectations are extremely high. Steve gave us the heads-up that the whole gang sat down in the studio last month and got rolling on some more musical magic.
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