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Best known for his work with Swedish House Mafia, DJ and producer Steve Angello has been an influential presence in the electronic music scene since the early 2000s. • Born in Greece and raised in Sweden, Angello learned to scratch DJ when he was 12 and spent his teenage years in battle competitions. • In his late teens, Angello began to produce and DJ electronic music. By 2001, he was releasing tech-house tunes under a variety of aliases, sometimes alongside fellow Swede Sebastian Ingrosso. • He formed the label Size Records in 2003. • Throughout the 2000s, he worked closely with fellow Swedish producers Ingrosso, Eric Prydz, and Axwell. They jokingly referred to themselves as the “Swedish House Mafia.” • Under the name Supermongo (later Supermode), he and Axwell released the tune “Tell Me Why” in 2006. Interpolating two songs by the ’80s synth-pop group Bronski Beat, “Tell Me Why” charted in numerous European countries, including the UK, where it went Top 20. • Angello earned his first US chart success with the 2007 David Guetta collaboration “Baby When the Light,” a Top 5 hit on Billboard’s Dance / Mix Show Airplay chart. • His biggest solo hit came with his 2008’s remix of Robin S’s ’90s anthem “Show Me Love.” A collaboration with Laidback Luke, the song reached No. 1 on the UK dance chart. • In 2008, Angello, Axwell, and Ingrosso made the Swedish House Mafia an official group. (Prydz declined to join.) They went on to become leaders of the EDM scene. • SHM’s 2012 track “Don’t You Worry Child” hit No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the pop charts in the UK. The trio disbanded in 2013. • Angello released two solo albums in the years that followed. Wild Youth (2016) was electronic pop, while Human (2018) was darker and more synth-heavy. • Exactly five years after Swedish House Mafia’s last concert at Ultra Music Festival, the trio re-emerged to headline the Miami event in 2018. A world tour followed. • Angello has been nominated for two Best Dance Recording Grammys, both for songs with Swedish House Mafia (“Save the World” and “Don’t You Worry Child”).

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