“It is a rare occasion when one artist can represent the face of an entire genre, but that only makes it all the more special when it occurs..”
He may have seemingly come from nowhere to become not only one of the youngest dj’s to enter DJ Mag’s coveted top 10, but also one of the most in demand remixers. He may be one of hardest working dj’s touring around the worlds biggest and most impressive events such as Ultra Music Festival, Global Gathering, Nature One, Creamfields and Dance Valley. He may even be the welcome link connecting trance, techno and house…
Gareth Emery has his production sound locked, and while the popularity surrounding him has reached explosive proportions over the last year, the young Brit has been composing his debut full length album; “Northern Lights”.
While each track on the much-anticipated long player possesses its own unique structure the entire album has the beating heart of harmony collected from his many experiences at some of the world’s biggest clubs and festivals. Instead of committing himself to a one dimensional side of electronic music, his talent could only have been fashioned by a sheer diversity of sounds and polished production qualities; eliciting excited and inspiring Trance moments with deep warm compositions sometimes even complimented with classical influences.
While “Northern Lights” comes complete with instant dance floor tracks like “Sanctuary”, Gareth constantly changes momentum; executing his classical piano education with vitality and fresh euphoric energy on “Too Dark Tonight” and “Fight The Sunrise”. Through “Stars” and “Citadel”, Gareth employs an endlessly array of synthetic elements and irresistible grooves, managing to inject not only home ambience but also arena filling presence. Gareth makes use of every anthemic opportunity and delivers the first single to be released from the album, “Sanctuary” proving his strong creative ability to weave organic live vocals elements with flashes of hands in the air memories. Contrasting to absorbing pads and arps, also expect remarkable digital bass lines as the centerpiece, surrounded by washes of synth swells and penetrating techno drums.
Celebrating the launch of his “Northern Lights” album, Gareth Emery will be performing a spectacular one-off concert style event in the first performance of its kind by a UK trance artist.
Having been responsible for numerous sellouts at the world’s no.1 club Sankeys, Manchester; Gareth Emery and Garuda join forces with one of the UK’s newest bearers of the Trance sound, Digital Society for an epic Arena show at the stunning O2 Academy in Leeds alongside “Sanctuary” remixer and crowd favorite Sean Tyas. Kick starting his worldwide album tour in remarkable fashion, Gareth Emery’s unique four house DJ and Live set combination at the O2 Academy Leeds will be memorably captured on film and come complete with a wealth of exclusive features including next generation LEDs, CO2 cannons, dancers and of course stunning sound.
Gareth Emery’s debut artist album “Northern Lights” is a bright labyrinth of exotic and dynamic tracks and between soaring lazer-splicing synths he innovates his own unique style of progressive melodies and soothing vocals.
Preview Available below, Full Review Copies are available on request.
Gareth Emery – “Northern Lights” Tracklisting
1) Stars (feat. Jerome Isma-Ae
2) El Segundo
3) Too Dark Tonight (feat. Roxanne Emery)
4) Arrival (feat. Brute Force)
5) Into The Light (feat. Mark Frisch)
6) Full Tilt
7) Sanctuary (feat. Lucy Saunders)
9) Fight The Sunrise (feat. Lucy Saunders)
10) All Is Now (feat. Activa)
Gareth Emery Tour Dates
28.08 – South West Four, London
28.08 – Creamfields, Daresbury
04.09 – Metropolis @ Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton
04.09 – Electric Zoo, New York
05.09 – Palms Pool, Las Vegas
10.09 – Planet Love Festival, Belfast
11.09 – Parklife Festivall, Motherwell
18.09 – MFCC Arena
21.09 – Amnesia, Ibiza
24.09 – Blue Frog, Mumbai
25.09 – Lure, Delhi
26.09 – Fuga, Bagalore
30.09 – New M2, Shanghai
02.10 – Playground, Jakarta
08.10 – The Northern Lights Concert, 02 Academy, Leeds
09.10 – Glow, Fur
10.10 – Black & Blue Festival, Montreal
22.10 – Opera, Atlanta
23.10 – Monster Massive, Los Angeles
29.10 – Ruby Skye, San Francisco
30.10 – Freaknight @ Wamu Theatre, Seattle
11.11 – Beta, Denver
26.11 – Pacha, Buenos Aires
This post originally appeared on Electronic Nightlife, now a part of beatcue.