Folks who are fans of Trance legend Gareth Emery (or non-genre/cross-over artist, however you want to look at it) received a treat yesterday when he released his newest track “Meet Her In Miami” on his own Garuda Records. Clearly named with the intent of increasing excitement for Ultra Music Festival and Miami Music Week next month, this one really rubbed me the right way which not all Gareth tracks have done in the past (see if you can spot the Trap influences). Here’s what Mr. Emery writes of the track on his SoundCloud page:
“OK… so I initially made this cover version of Da Hool’s classic ‘meet her at the love parade’ for my own sets, as it was always one of my favourite classics and I felt it needed an update.
Didn’t initially plan on releasing it but the reactions live were great and lots of people asked about it, so I decided to stick it out there with a new name for no other reason than Miami is coming up and I am looking forward to it.
This is not Concrete Angel nor is it supposed it be, it’s a party track which is a bit of a fun whilst I am working on my new album.”
The other big release from the world of Trance/Progressive is Arty’s “Together We Are”, out today on Big Beat Records. Featuring the vocals of Chris James (famous for his vocals on Deadmau5’s “The Veldt”), I’d say this track was highly anticipated because let’s be honest – the average dance music fan loves his/her festival anthems and singalongs. Personally I don’t love the track as I prefer Arty’s more upbeat songs like “Mozart”, “Open Space”, and his remix of Ferry Corsten’s “Punk”, but lately it feels like Arty has been turning towards the mainstream/softer side of dance music. I have come to highly enjoy Arty’s podcast by the same name (check it out HERE), but I’ll leave it up to you to decide what you think of his latest effort. And if you haven’t seen it already, check out our interview with the Russian star from Identity Festival 2012.