As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end” and for Gareth Emery, it’s time to say goodbye to his popular Electric For Life radio show. Starting in 2006 as the Gareth Emery Podcast, EFL has become one of the premier weekly dance music broadcasts- showcasing the latest in trance and progressive, in addition to guests mixes from the hottest DJs, producers and vocalists in the scene. After 430 episodes, Emery took to social media to announce EFL’s sudden end:
[blockquote]This week’s Electric For Life will be the final weekly show.
After 10 years & 430 episodes, I need a new challenge, so I’m going to dedicate the time to my next big music project and a proper 8 episode TV show we recently green lit which may or may not feature a few CVNT5 ?
When I started my podcast in 2006 it was one of the first dance podcasts. It was needed. Now, there are thousands of great shows – you’re in good hands.
Thanks for all the love, support, feedback and even criticism over the last ten years, and I look forward sharing my new projects with you all.
Much love, Gaz xxx[/blockquote]
Citing the need for a new challenge, Emery explains that he wants to focus on new music and television projects. He even teases the return of a couple of CVNT5! Like he points out, back in 2006, dance music podcasts weren’t very common. Now? It seems like everyone is doing one!
But for the trance community, losing a staple like EFL comes as a bit of a shock as fans take to social media to express both sadness and appreciation. As one fan puts it on Facebook: [blockquote]”I’m excited to see what you bring us all in the future. You’ve changed people’s lives and we love you for that”.[/blockquote]
What’s your favorite dance music podcast? What would you do if it came to an end? Drop a comment and let us know!
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