2014 saw Gareth Emery score his second US iTunes #1 album with ‘DRIVE‘, be awarded countless ‘Track of the Year‘ accolades for his smash hit ‘U’ whilst also finding time to play over 200 shows across every continent at the world’s finest clubs and festivals, including Coachella, Ultra and EDC. He’s sold over 5 million records worldwide, has over 100 million YouTube plays, and a dedicated social following of 3 million. An enviable position, where many artists would feel they had reached their goals, but according to him, he’s just getting started. If there is one thing this global electronic music superstar does not do well, it’s complacency.
2014 saw his hugely successful radio show The Gareth Emery Podcast undergo a radical rebirth with Emery citing he felt he was ‘playing it too safe’, so in November, with a dramatic shift towards undiscovered and underground music he launched Electric For Life, broadcasting the first episode live from a sell-out show at the legendary Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Electric For Life‘s mantra is ‘a good melody can change the world‘ and having already blasted into the iTunes Top 10 Music Podcasts, it seems the world agrees. Emery‘s visionary drive doesn’t end there: Garuda – his highly acclaimed record label, which has launched talents like Ben Gold, Luke Bond and Christina Novelli, has joined forces with global power-house Armada, continuing to find the most forward-thinking club music out there as well as showing the artistic depth Emery has beneath the stadium vocal anthems he’s known for.
He started 2015 by releasing the remix album DRIVE: Refueled (another iTunes Top Ten) which featured an epic list of remixers that would put most festival main stage line ups to shame (featuring R3hab, Deorro, W&Wand more), whilst continuing to work on his 3rd studio album, promising ‘the best songs [he] has ever written’, as well as releasing the face-ripping and melodious club smash ‘Huracan’. And rather like the 200mph Lamborghini ‘Huracan’ was named after, you don’t have to look hard to see the direction Emery’s career is headed in 2015: forward, at more speed, and with more style, than just about everyone else.