Determined to keep things fresh and exciting, at the end of this month Angello will be launching new label X, providing another outlet for some of the myriad styles of music that inspire him. The label will start off with a new two track EP from revered dance music veteran Trent Cantrelle entitled “Nice & Close”.
“X, it’s a new era and it’s the ten years of SIZE. X has been something I’ve had in my head for a very long time. Creativity it gives freedom, fuel and new life” – Steve Angello
Who better to kick things off than New Orleans-born, LA-based DJ/producer Trent Cantrelle who, in a career that stretches back to the early 90s, has proven his credentials time and time again. With a slew of international club hits, tastemaker support and high profile remixes, he remains very much on the top of his game. He now steps up to X with the “Nice & Close” EP, due out on May 6th.
Built around a hypnotic, rolling groove, the titular track journeys deep into the night with its collage of vocal samples and warped fx breaking down into rave-inflected chords and soaring vocals before emerging again with a renewed energy. On second track “Understand” percussive layers shift around the central syncopated rhythm over a pulsing bassline to create further dance floor alchemy.