Max Vangeli is already Moldova’s finest dance music export. So it should come as no surprise his forward momentum is set to continue in 2016. Having paired up with Armin van Buuren’s Armada Music to create his own label last year, NoFace Records, all eyes will be on the production and results that stem from the bold and settling career move.
Now based in San Francisco, the frequent collaborator with Steve Angello’s brother, AN21, has provided tracks that have entered EDM folklore. Having had Zane Lowe call his remix of “The Island” the ‘Hottest track in the world’, he’s gone on to receive Pete Tong’s ‘Essential New Tune’ and host of praise and respect from industry leaders. With a portfolio that includes work alongside names such as Tiesto, Kaskade, Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, Tom Staar and Kryder it is fair to say his reputed position in the scene is well founded.
Curating Episode 12 of We Rave You Podcast, Max Vangeli brings his signature suave and class. Combining old classics the future hits, the variety of sound caters for all ears and tastes. Seamlessly bridging the time gap’s between tracks, the mixture of sub-genre’s causes the atmosphere to go through a dynamic series of developments and peaks.
With 9 of the featured 15 tracks alternative versions of their originals, Max Vangeli’s ear for difference and quality continues to dominate his sets – a refreshing sign considering his commercial success in recent years. Blending a funkier edge to Steve Angello’s “Remember” and “Gods, the inclusion of Will K, NEW_ID, and even Pharrell within the first 20 minutes acts as a fitting build up to Magnificence’s & Marc Volt’s 2015 Refix of Daft Punk iconic “One More Time”.
Leading into his NoFace Records debut release, “Shine”, Max Vangeli enters the final half of his mix with Promise Land as well as a dynamic Paris & Simo remix. Re-molding the atmosphere to a heavier, grittier electronic hype, the new label-leader adds levels of symphonic depth alongside energizing progressions and drops. Rounding out with VIP remixes of Don Diablo’s “I’ll House You” and Valentino Khan’s massive anthem “Deep Down Low”, the back to back combination of harder-hitting versions adds a final flurry of size and volume. Concluding with his own ‘Booty’ and LOOPERS “Tell Me” it’s fair to say Episode 12 is easily one of the dominant sounding podcasts we’ve had to date, with Max Vangeli at the helm curating a mastery of bass, volume, synths and sounds.
Check out Episode 12 below!