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Steve Angello Steve Angello is a Swedish house DJ and producer of Greek descent. Remixing since 2000 and producing since 2001 Angello has always worked closely with fellow Swedish house producers Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell as the Swedish House Mafia.  He also runs his own record label Size Records.
Steve Angello scales of success
Steve Angello timeline
'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)'
'Subliminal Sessions Eight'
(Subliminal 2005)
Ibiza 2005

Early Years: 2000 to 2007

Sebastian Ingrosso is of Greek descent but grew up in Stockholm, Sweden.  He started out mixing hip hop and 70’s disco classics but swiftly moved onto becoming house along with childhood friend Sebastian Ingrosso. 

Angello’s first three releases were with Ingrosso under the alias Outfunk.  The pair would continue to work closely together, culminating in becoming two thirds of the Swedish House Mafia (with Axwell making up the third member).  Right from the start, Outfunk’s releases such as ‘Lost in Music’ (Joia Records, 2003) delivered the upfront dance-floor house sound that both Angello and Ingrosso would become renowned for.  

In 2003 Angello set up the house record label Size Records on which he would release tracks by, among other artists, himself, Sebastian Ingrosso and Laidback Luke.  The following year he had a breakthrough success with his remix of the Eurythmic’s 1983 electro pop hit ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).  Angello took the full vocal and instrumentation of the original but put underneath them a driving house beat and electro house bass riff.

2005 was major year for Angello, including the release of ‘Subliminal Sessions Eight’ with Jose Nuñez and Sebastian Ingrosso, remixes of tracks for the likes of Moby, Goldfrapp, Royksopp and Deep Dish, a nomination for ‘Best Producer’ at the House Awards, and winning ‘Best Newcomer’ (with Sebastian Ingrosso) at the DJ Awards in Ibiza.

'Miami 2 Ibiza'
(Virgin 2010)
'Until One'
Virgin 2010
Ibiza 2009
Later Years: 2008 to present

2008 was again a big year for Steve Angello, including major another success with another remix of an old classic, this time with Robin S’s 1990’s house track ‘Show Me Love’. Angello’s remix (produced along with Laidback Luke) was even more faithful to the original than his Eurythmics’ remix had been. Also in 2008 Angello’s growing profile saw him and Sebastian Ingrosso being called in to produce David Guetta’s pop-house hit ‘Everytime We Touch’.

In 2009 Angello teamed up with Laidback Luke and Sebastian Ingrosso for the upfront house track ‘Leave the World Behind’ (Axtone Records 2009).  Featuring the vocals of Deborah Cox, ‘Leave the World Behind’ combined a big piano riff, thumping kick drum and huge bass line to create dance floor smash that was Angello’s and Ingrosso’s biggest success to date. 

The following year Angello teamed up with Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell for a series of releases under the alias Swedish House Mafia.  They had half-jokingly applied to them for some time and finally decided to actually use it as a band name.  Eric Prydz had also previously collaborated with various members under Swedish House Mafia alias. The two big 2010 singles, ‘One (Your Name)’ and ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’ were overtly commercial with high quality promotional videos, big name male vocalists and an eye firmly set on an American audience.  The approach paid off, resulting in a level of mainstream global success none of the three Swede’s had achieved before, even when collaborating with David Guetta.  ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’ alone has 15 million views on YouTube.

Though Angello has found greatest success with mainstream vocal pop-house, he has continued to release more underground, less commercial tracks, such as ‘Click’ with Sebastian Ingrosso (Joia Records, 2006), the dirty minimal tech-house of ‘555’, also with Ingrosso, (Refune Records, 2008) and the progressive electro track ‘Tivoli’ (Size Records, 2009).

Steve Angello has established himself as one of the main figures in current house music.  Over the course of little over a decade he has developed a sound, profile and following that is mainstream and commercial but at the same has club credibility. Along with fellow Swedes Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell he is one of the driving forces of the new generation of Swedish house music producers which in turn have helped shape the entire mainstream house scene.

Steve Angello was born in Athens to a Swedish mother and a Greek father but his father was killed when Angello was just a teenager.  He currently lives in Los Angeles and is engaged to Swedish model and TV personality Isabel Adrian, with whom he has a daughter, Monday-Lily, born in 2010.