Say what you will about the commercial trappings of the "Swedish House Mafia", but they currently rule the international dance music mainstream, so whatever they're doing, they're doing right. Although with that said, who are we kidding? Everyone knows that the recipe for
commercial success in the world of electronic dance music is a combination of the right industry connections, good looks, and formulaic radio-friendly musical output, and top "Mafia" players Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso excel on all counts. But there's also no denying the guilty-pleasure feel-good factor of Angello and Ingrosso's booming pop-house, and they certainly seem to tickle the ladies' fancy.
Greek-born DJ/producer Angello has become one of the most ubiquitous names in EDM since the mid 2000s, big hits including a jacked-up remake of the über-soulful "Show Me Love" by Robin S, a track exemplifying his glitzy disco diva-vocalized big-room house productions. Ingrosso, likewise, specializes in high-energy vocal house with more progressive leanings, which in his case means sweeping buildups and breakdowns awash in reverb and delay -- the kind of epic melodic ditty's that glowsticks and club lasers were invented for. And surely Miami's Winter Music Conference would be nothing without glowsticks, lasers, and the uplifting, unpretentious club anthems that South Beach so adores. Which is why Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso's WMC performance at club Mansion on March 26 is a must for Eurodance fans. Angello and Ingrosso will be throwing down along with British vocal trance-house exponent Kim Fai and a rather unseemly support slot by indie rockers Florence and the Machine.
Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso & Friends at Mansion. Friday, March 26. 10 p.m.- 5 a.m. Mansion, 1235 Washington Avenue, South Beach. Tickets cost $50 in advance from www.wantickets.com. Ages 21+ with ID. 305-531-5535.