Gareth Emery’s Reason to Live

Gareth Emery is one of the world’s most influential and innovative trance DJs. The Englishman rose to fame in the early 2000s and continued to further his fan base with his productions, energetic sets and demanding international touring schedule, all in which earning him various awards, including peaking at #7 on the DJ Mag Top 100 list. We’ll be talking about Gareth’s upcoming projects and past memories in Indonesia. He’ll be playing at Colosseum Jkt on the 20th of May and Velvet Hypnotised in Bali on May 21. Be sure to catch his performance and catch the Emery fever!
G’day Gareth, where in the world are you and what’s the first thing you can see through your nearest window?
I’m currently sat on a plane answering you! I can see the lights and skyline of New York where I am about to land as I have a show tonight.
What were your musical inspirations growing up as a kid till you started spinning records?
All sorts of music! I was classically trained on the piano and also loved Mozart, I was also in a punk rock band for a few years. I particularly remember Robert Miles – Children being a big inspiration for me getting into dance music.
Do you have a favourite party/venue that you look forward to every year?
It would be so hard to pick just one… One I love is the Guaba Beach Bar in Cyprus, super unusual venue and always and incredible rave!
How often do you tour to Indonesia? Do you have any highlights from past events here?
I haven’t been here for a couple of years. I love touring Indonesia. I am a huge fan of the food as I really love spicy stuff and also the people are just super friendly and welcoming.
How do you choose what music to play at each venue?
For club shows I will generally go with the flow and whatever the audience is feeling and I’m vibing off! Sometimes for a big festival play like EDC or Coachella I would plan it roughly…
What is Electric For Life all about?
Great music, parties, merchandise, and giving back. Check out the website 🙂
Tell us a little about some upcoming projects?
We have some amazing remixes coming out from the 100 Reasons To Album. I just received the final master of one from Ferry Corsten and it’s sounding huge!
Any upcoming artists you worked with or been keeping an eye on?
Right now I’m loving Louis Vivet, Lanos, and William Black!
As you mentioned, you have just released a new album called 100 Reason to Live. What are the highlightsand how has the release been going so far?
The whole process has been amazing. I just focused on writing the best songs that I could and feel so lucky the album has done so well! It was #1 in 18 countries on iTunes!
What are your Reasons to Live?
My wife, my daughter, and my dog. I also love coffee, sunrises, long walks and of course, all kinds of music!


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