Bringing on a cast of A-list producers and DJs to pump the 12 tracks from last year's Drive with new energy, Gareth Emery revs into 2015 with a remix album that won't run out of gas...
Bringing on a cast of A-list producers and DJs to pump the 12 tracks from last year's Drive with new energy, Gareth Emery revs into 2015 with a remix album that won't run out of gas. W&W, BL3R, Deorro, Cosmic Gate, MaRLo, Omnia, and others go for a spin on Drive Refueled, adding their own blends of progressive house, trance, and electro to a collection that will appeal to listeners of all genres.
There's a surprise around every twist and turn, with touches of rocktronica from Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano on "U" featuring Bo Bruce, Dirty Dutch hard house from R3hab on the Krewella collaboration "Lights & Thunder", nu wave trance on "Firebird" by Grum and complextro by James Egbert on "A Million Years" ft Asia Whiteacre. With some familiar names and some new, Drive Refueled comes fully loaded with 22 remixes to fit any mood or setting.
Drive proved that Emery could deliver an album full of emotion and inspired sounds, without conforming into a drop-filled, festival frenzy. The album reached #1 on the US iTunes Dance chart in April 2014 and kicked off Emery's worldwide tour that saw him visit nearly 40 cities in three months. After relaunching his long-running radio show from The Gareth Emery Podcast into Electric For Life, this year sees Emery taking up a new residency in Vegas at the brand new club LiFE at the SLS, continuing to run his successful record label Garuda Music and expanding his personal time with family in his recently adopted hometown of Los Angeles.
It’s no secret that the connections between Armada Music and dance pioneer Gareth Emery have always been strong, with Emery’s collaboration with Bo Bruce (‘U’) being named ‘Tune of the Year’ last year on A State of Trance. Now, the two labels are joining forces, with Garuda Music coming in under the umbrella of Armada Music. The joint venture starts today with the pre-order of Gareth Emery’s upcoming album, ‘Drive: Refueled’.
Garuda Music has released records from some of the industry’s most influential figures, often spotting upcoming talent early in their careers. Their catalogue includes records from producers such as Ben Gold, Blake Jarrell, Tritonal, M.I.K.E., and of course, Emery himself. The partnership is a logical and exciting new step for both brands, who’ve both reflected the same commitment to music of the highest quality over the years.
Maykel Piron, CEO of Armada Music:“I’ve known Gareth since the ‘early days’.We are proud to work together with one of the best producers in the dance scene. The Garuda imprint fits Armada perfectly, and we feel confident that we can bring the label — together with Gareth’s team — to the next level.”
Garuda was born when Gareth Emery was touring in Indonesia. There he learned about the mythical, bird-like creature from Hindu and Buddhist mythology and was instantly captivated by the idea. Soon after, the new label under the same name was born.
Both Garuda, Gareth Emery and Armada Music look forward to the collaboration, and with ‘Drive: Refueled’ on the horizon — and remixes coming in from Deorro, W&W, and Cosmic Gate — they know that this partnership is going to bring something special to the industry. Stay tuned for more releases and information, and stay up-to-date on the websites of Armada Music and Garuda.
Release date: 3rd of March, 2015
1.Gareth Emery - Drive: Refueled (Full Continuous Mix) (53:09.9999)
2.Gareth Emery feat. Bo Bruce - U (Bryan Kearney Remix) (07:46)
3.Gareth Emery feat. Gavin Beach - Eye Of The Storm (Craig Connelly Remix) (06:51)
4.Gareth Emery feat. Krewella - Lights & Thunder (Omnia Remix) (06:01)
5.Gareth Emery feat. Ben Gold - Javelin (Juventa Remix) (05:31)
6.Gareth Emery feat. Asia Whiteacre - Million Years (James Egbert Remix) (05:29)
7.Gareth Emery - Firebird (Grum Remix) (05:58)
8.Gareth Emery feat. LJ Ayrten - Beautiful Rage (Alex Sonata Remix) (05:46)
9.Gareth Emery feat. Roxanne Emery - Soldier (Luke Bond Remix) (06:11)
10.Gareth Emery - Entrada (BL3R Remix) (05:08)
11.Gareth Emery feat. Christina Novelli - Dynamite (Walden Remix) (05:24)
12.Gareth Emery - Long Way Home (Cosmic Gate Remix) (06:04)
1.Gareth Emery feat. Bo Bruce - U (Coone Remix) (06:30)
2.Gareth Emery feat. Bo Bruce - U (Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Remix) (04:33)
3.Gareth Emery feat. Bo Bruce - U (W&W Remix) (04:39)
4.Gareth Emery feat. Krewella - Lights & Thunder (Darren Styles Remix) (05:05)
5.Gareth Emery feat. Krewella - Lights & Thunder (R3hab Remix) (04:17)
6.Gareth Emery feat. Krewella - Lights & Thunder (Deorro Remix) (05:37)
7.Gareth Emery feat. Ben Gold - Javelin (Carl Nunes Remix) (04:00)
8.Gareth Emery feat. Gavin Beach - Eye Of The Storm (BL3R Remix) (03:29)
9.Gareth Emery feat. Gavin Beach - Eye Of The Storm (Stadiumx Remix) (05:52)
10.Gareth Emery feat. Christina Novelli - Dynamite (MaRLo Remix) (06:15)