After three years since they went their separate ways Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden are to reunite this summer with a fully loaded world tour and a new remix for 'Andain', who you may remember them from with a remix before...
After a three-year hiatus, the critically acclaimed, award winning DJ / songwriting / production duo Gabriel & Dresden officially announce they're back! To celebrate the reunion Gabriel & Dresden will embark on a massive world tour through the fall months. Fans can expect sets filled with new interpretations of the classics and samplings of brand new original tracks and remixes.
On December 31, 2010, one of the most revered American dance music production teams reunited after a three year absence and reignited the magic that made them true legends in the international dance community. The fan and media response to Gabriel & Dresden’s New Year’s Eve show at The Hollywood Palladium was overwhelming, inspiring the duo to take things further and make it official…the boys are back and a full reunion world tour is confirmed! (Scroll down for all the dates.)
Prior to the New Years Eve 2010 show, Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden had not shared a stage together since their capacity crowd performance at the 2008 Winter Music Conference in Miami. As with many successful musical teams, time apart is essential to a healthy relationship and after working as closely as Gabriel & Dresden did for six straight years they found that it was time to explore music apart for a bit.
“We went into the New Years Eve show with open minds. We didn't have any solid plans to continue to do G&D but it felt great for both of us to be in front of such positive energy. It felt just like old times to us. We learned a lot about ourselves in the time apart which we feel has only made our connection as musicians and DJ's more solid for this go 'round.” – Gabriel & Dresden
In addition to live dates across the world from late-May thru the fall, Gabriel & Dresden are returning to the studio to work on new original material. The first taste of the new Gabriel & Dresden sound is reflected in their forthcoming remix for Andain “Promises,” out in June on Black Hole recordings.
MUSIC VIDEO: Andain - 'Promises' (Grabiel & Dresden Remix)
Watch: Music video for Andain's "Promises" (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
Originally joining forces in 2001 – Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden – ascended through the dance music ranks at an astonishing pace. Within a year of officially teaming up they completed fourteen remixes ranging from big name dance artists like Tiësto, Paul Oakenfold to crossover acts including Annie Lennox, Jewel and New Order. While remixing other artists would continue to be a big part of Gabriel & Dresden’s studio work, it was their own original productions that would define them. With just one original single under their belt – 2002’s “Lament”- Gabriel & Dresden’s most beloved original work arrived when they teamed up with singer Jes Breiden to form the group Motorcycle and produced 2003’s “As The Rush Comes.” The track went on to become Billboard’s year-end number one Dance Airplay track, reached number eleven in the UK Singles Chart and topped numerous other charts across the world in 2004.
With the success of their remixes and “As The Rush Comes,” Gabriel & Dresden’s career was now in overdrive. In addition to non-stop tour dates across the globe and a steady rise in the DJ Magazine Top 100 poll and the launch of their own Organized Nature label, their second mix CD, Bloom, was released and spawned the single “Arcadia.” In 2006, Gabriel & Dresden’s self-titled artist album was released featuring the singles "Tracking Treasure Down" and "Dangerous Power.” This was followed by one final mix CD, 2007’s Toolroom Knights, Vol. 2.
Prior to their 2008 split, Gabriel & Dresden produced 12 original tracks (including collaborations and as Motorcycle); released one artist album and three mix CDs; delivered 50 remixes; and reached #1 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Chart 18 times. They peaked at #20 on the DJ Magazine Top 100 Poll in 2005; won the 2004 DanceStar Award for "Best Breakthrough DJ;" and received numerous awards at the IDMA’s including “Best Producers;” “Best Progressive / Trance Track” for "As The Rush Comes;" “Best Remixers; Best Alternative Dance Track for "Dangerous Power" and was twice named “Best American DJs” (2007 & 2008).
MAY 27 Electric Daisy Carnival / Orlando, FL MAY 28 Room 960 / Hartford, CT MAY 29 Club Rio / San Antonio, TX JUNE 16 BETA / Denver, CO JUNE 17 Cream Ultra Lounge / Scottsdale, AZ JUNE 18 Electric Daisy Carnival / Dallas, TX JUNE 19 TAO Beach / Las Vegas, NV JUNE 25 Global Gathering / Belarus, Minsk JUNE 30 Boonstock Festival / Gibbons, AB / Canada JULY 02 Hard Rock Hotel / San Diego, CA JULY 03 King Cat Theater / Seattle, WA JULY 07 Level Nightclub / Kelowna, BC Canada JULY 08 Celebrities / Vancouver, BC Canada JULY 09 MID / Chicago, IL JULY 22 Ministry of Sound / London UK JULY 29 Global Gathering / Stratford upon Devon, UK JULY 30 Electric Family Festival / Amsterdam, NL AUGUST 05 The Mission Dance Festival / Constanta, Romania AUGUST 07 Guaba Beach Bar / Limassol, Cyprus AUGUST 26 Marquee / Las Vegas, NV AUGUST 27 Guvernment / Toronto, ON Canada SEPTEMBER 01 SUTRA / Costa Mesa, CA SEPTEMBER 04 Electric Zoo Music Festival / New York, NY SEPTEMBER 10 Planet Love Festival / Belfast, Ireland SEPTEMBER 24/25 Nocturnal Wonderland / Los Angeles, CA (Date: TBD) OCTOBER 08 TranceFusion / Prague, Czech Republic