We last saw Gareth Emery not too long ago at Freak Night Festival day one. We later followed up with an interview, discussing the event, the cancellation and his latest artist album Drive. It was released in April 2014 and with that started a crazy busy tour schedule that took him to nearly 40 cities in three months. The album itself did really well and reached the #1 spot on the US iTunes Dance chart.
Following up such a successful album, we now have the pleasure of listening to various artist’s remixes. In his album Drive:Refueled, we have some of the best artists representing trance, progressive house and electro. With names such as Cosmic Gate, Omnia and even our PNW favorites BL3R, this new album has a little bit of everything. Tracks such as U, Dynamite, and Long Way Home all get some great remixes.
Along with releasing Drive, Gareth also relaunched his radio show The Gareth Emery Podcast as Electric For Life. This year, he will have his residency at LiFE, a nightclub at SLS in Las Vegas, as well as continuing to run his label and spending time with his family in their new home of Los Angeles.
Anyone who has seen Gareth at a live show or festival knows what kind of energy to expect. HIs album is similar to that live feeling. That energy is present and delivered in a way that starts you off slow, and teases you here and there until you are just bombarded with some slick progressive house and electro. If you happen to be more of a fan of trance, fear not, as remixes by Cosmic Gate, Omnia and Juventa represent the genre very well. For those looking for a little more energy, you have R3HAB doing some remix magic on Lights & Thunder featuring Krewella. If that doesn’t do it for you, Deorro and Darren Styles also give their own take on this track.
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