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Gareth Emery

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Gareth Emery

Gareth Emery (born 18 July 1980) is an English electronic dance music producer and DJ. Since 2009, he has been ranked in DJ Magazine`s annual Top 100 poll, peaking at #7 in 2010.

Gareth Emery was born in Southampton, England although he also has Welsh heritage. He lived in Southampton until the age of 26 before relocating to Manchester, England where he had a studio and ran a night club and record label, both called Garuda. He has a degree in Politics from University of Warwick, supports Southampton Football Club, and is trained in classical piano. Prior to becoming involved in electronic music he played guitar in a punk band in the mid-nineties.

Emery’s debut vinyl release was a white label remix of The Shrink’s classic “Nervous Breakdown” which was released in early 2002. In February 2002 Judge Jules broadcast the track live on BBC Radio 1 from the Mardi Gras festival, which brought Emery to the attention of the electronic music community. However, the track that launched his career is generally considered to be his third release: GTR – “Mistral“. It was created entirely on a laptop computer over the course of a two week holiday in Provence. Paul van Dyk debuted the track live on the radio during the Nature One Festival in 2002 and it subsequently received support from some of the world’s leading DJs, including TiëstoArmin van Buuren and Ferry Corsten, and received highly positive reviews in Mixmag, Muzik, and DJ Magazine. Emery was ranked at #34 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 poll in 2006, #31 in 2007, #23 in 2008, #9 in 2009 and #7 in 2010. in 2011, Emery dropped to #13. He was ranked at #14 in 2012, and dropped further to #51 in 2013.

Emery has released four mix CDs during his career: The Five AM Sessions (2005), The Podcast Annual (2007), The Sound Of Garuda (2009) and The Sound Of Garuda: Chapter 2 (2011). His debut artist album Northern Lights was released in 2010, and achieved considerable success, climbing to no.1 in the US iTunes dance chart. The album also contained one of his most successful tracks “Sanctuary”, which was voted the 2nd biggest track of 2010 by listeners of Armin van Buuren’s A State Of Trance radio show, and then became the most played record of 2011 on US Sirius XM Radio dance station BPM. In 2011, a remixed edition of the album was released entitled Northern Lights Re-Lit with remixes by acts including HardwellArtyGiuseppe OttavianiJohn O’CallaghanLange and Ashley Wallbridge. Since 2002, he has produced, remixed, or collaborated on around 90 tracks, with notable remixes for Britney Spears, Armin van Buuren, and Above & Beyond.

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On his podcast and his Twitter page in September 2013, he announced that he has a new artist album, due for release in early 2014. The build-up will include plays of complete ‘classic Emery albums’ on TGEP, and started with ‘The Sound of Garuda‘ (Ep. 251).

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