Known for his distinctive sound, English DJ and producer Gareth Emery’s music has been labeled as house, progressive, trance, and trouse, but he disregards these titles, instead calling what he does “simples.” According to Emery, he simply plays good records without concern over genre.
Emery was first introduced to the electronic music scene when Judge Jules played his remix of the Shrink’s track “Nervous Breakdown” over BBC Radio 1 while airing live from Mardi Gras in 2002. But it wasn’t until his third release “Mistral” that he found his true breakout. Created using nothing but a laptop computer, the track was premiered over the radio by Paul van Dyk, and Emery quickly gained the attention of scene leaders such as Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, and Ferry Corsten. The track was highly praised by publications such as Mixmag, DJ Mag, and Muzik.
Over the years, Emery has garnered constant inclusion in DJ Mag‘s Top 100 DJs Poll, peaking at No. 7 in 2010 and holding the title of highest-ranking British DJ since 2009.