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Spotlight: Gerard Flynn dissects the new solo project by Alex Turner.........Page 3 interview: Robert McNamara tackles Ireland’s most promising band........page 4 FEATURE: ROISIN DELANEY LOOKS AT THE PROSPECTS OF LIMERICK BAND BIRDTHISTLE.....PAGE 6 PROFILE: Gary Whelan’s take on hip hop up and comer artists.....page 7 AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: DARREN MULRYAN PREVIEWS NEW MATERIAL IN DANCE....PAGE 11

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SPOTLIGHT

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I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE BIG SCREEN BY Gerard Flynn

W

hen it was an-

man that we haven’t re-

change in pace from the

the Wind’ leads with a

an uplifting piano piece

ally seen since 2007’s ‘Only

acid trip, guitar melodies of

Dylan-esque acoustic

Alex Turner had begun

from first track ‘Stuck On

Ones Who Know.’

his previous work with the

sound that exemplifies

working on a soundtrack

the Puzzle (Intro)’ where

The second track, ‘Hid-

Arctic Monkeys on 2009’s

Turner’s profound Sheffield

for Richard Ayoade’s new

Turner lays out his blue-

ing Tonight’, continues in a

‘Humbug’.

accent and his lament of a

nounced that

The album opens with

film ‘Submarine’, a lot of

girl who’s “finding it hard to

Arctic Monkeys fans were

understand”, the nature of

lead to believe that a long

love and relationships. The

wait was to be expected for

absence of a rhythm sec-

the Sheffield band’s fourth

tion makes this song stand

album. Even worse, there

out from the rest and it’s

were rumours of dissen-

clear that producer James

tion in the ranks with Alex

Ford was keen to do as little

wanting to test the waters

tinkering with regards to

with new solo material.

production as possible in

Now after the announce-

order to retain a more natu-

ment of the release of their

ral and emotive sound.

fourth effort, ‘Suck It and

‘Stuck on the Puzzle’

See’, in early June, Monkeys

follows on from the open-

followers can rejoice and

ing track but is given more

enjoy what truly is a great six song EP from the finest songwriter of his generation.

“I’m not the kind of fool who’s going to sit and sing to you about stars, girl’’

acoustic guitar, drums as well as piano for its three

print for the album. Harsh

similar vein of form as the

guitars and prominent

opener and is reminiscent

‘Glass in the Park’, sounds

run. A methodical drum

to form for Turner and it’s

rhythm sections have been

of Turner’s work with Miles

almost dreamlike with

beat provides the backbone

clear his lyrical prowess was

abandoned in favour of

Kane as a Last Shadow Pup-

Turner singing in whispers

for Turner’s descriptive lyr-

given free rein by Ayoade to

a stripped back acoustic

pet.

along with the accompani-

ics about a girl who doesn’t

create a catchy, yet person-

sound, which accompanies

ment of an acoustic guitar.

mind “dimming the lights

able soundtrack for a film

the soft side of Turner’s

suits the film perfectly, it

This song also sees the

like you’re used to being

about teenage love. The

lyrical expertise. The first

is this song that appears to

return of an electric guitar;

told that you’re trouble.’’

director’s retro visuals in

lyrics heard: “I’m not the

be the most pertinent and

however the chords are

Submarine and its tale of

kind of fool who’s going to

sincere love song Turner

light and carefree, suiting it

Turner as he’s stuck try-

young love suits Turner’s

sit and sing to you about

has written in a while. It’s

perfectly while also leadin

ing to discern whether

music perfectly making this

stars, girl,’’ is a return to the

clear that personal experi-

into an abrupt stop just be-

getting involved with

truly a match made in col-

frank, yet romantic side of

ences were a foundation for

fore the four minute mark.

this troublemaker would

laborative heaven.

the Arctic Monkeys front-

a song that is a welcomed

The album is a return

While the EP as a whole

The album’s third track,

life by the introduction of

‘It’s Hard To Get Around

minute and thirty second

The song follows

be of benefit to him.


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Ford had clearly stepped

music takes a backseat to

tles’ ‘Being for the benefit

is heartfelt and at some-

sardonic wit were gone

up his production on this

the lyrics in this standout

of Mr Kite’ and Turner’s

times dreary, the inclusion

in favour of more basic

song to provide a back-

track with Alex wryly

own work with the Arctic

of slightly more upbeat

prose. This EP completely

bone for what he recog-

pointing out both the mis-

Monkeys on ‘Only Ones

songs, particularly ‘Stuck

confounds this theory

nised to be one of the

erable food and service at

Who Know’.

on the Puzzle’ and ‘Pile-

however and if anything,

standout tracks on the EP.

the hotel and warning the

The EP is certainly a

driver Waltz’, close the

should make us more

Album closer, ‘Piledriver

disheartened girl to wear

must for all Arctic Mon-

album on a positive and

excited (and less hesitant)

Waltz’, also relies on a

her comfortable shoes the

keys fans as it’s a prime

lyrically sharp note.

about Arctic Monkeys

prominent rhythm sec-

next time she tries to walk

example of how much

After the release of his

fourth effort this summer.

tion that bobs and lilts

on water.

Alex Turner has grown

latest single “Brick By

around Turner’s story of

The song enters its final

as a songwriter in his

Brick’’ in early March,

a woman who looks like

seconds with a jarring

five accolade filled years

many fans believed that

she’s “been to breakfast at

circus like guitar that can

with the Arctic Monkeys.

Turner’s days of story-

the heartbreak hotel.’’ The

be compared to The Bea-

While the tone of the EP

telling combined with

8/10

NEW MUSIC FROM LIMERICK By Robert McNamara

F

unk/ soul band The Near Future have garnered atten-

erick to critical acclaim. The music itself is rooted in deep full on Funk and op-

tion from the likes of Craig

timistic soul pop in the vain

Charles on BBC radio with

of Mother Earth or Andy

their infectious sound and

Lewis with stunning vocals

well written tunes. The band

by Louise Murphy. Expect

which is predominantly

to see the Near Future ex-

Irish was formed in London

plode onto the Irish music

by axeman and songwriter

scene this year. ONLINE

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: www.facebook.

playing solo gigs all around

com/nearfuture-

the live music circuit in Lim-

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are some encouraging

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“Hold on a minute here, hold back Mozart.”


interview BY ROBERT MCNAMARA

I

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state of affairs

t’s election night in Ireland

but not in the conventional

This is no haircut band and

mits to being the music geek

them yourself, but he said no

and two men seeking the

sense. They are modern.

they strive to avoid the Spinal

and the one who really pays

I wanna be in a band.”

Tapish cliches of yore.

attention to detail. I suggest

approval of the masses are

I suggest a tint of Ian

looking relaxed and in good

Curtis is present in McGuin-

Monahan agrees, “We

humour at Dolans Ware-

ness voice. “Yeah Jack L, Ian

house in Limerick. I press

We gave him a song that

this is a good dynamic to

we had demoed. Just the

try to avoid that if we can, If

have between two evidently

music and he sang over the

Curtis, Johnny Cash, anyone

something we write sounds

talented creative forces. “I’ll

music and all just seemed to

them on their manifesto,

with a deep voice basically!”,

like something we’ve heard

get really excited about an

click it into place.

State of Affairs they call it,

he replies, baulking at my

before we try to avoid that.”

idea but Tony will reign me

but these guys won’t be inter-

journalist instinct to label

McGuiness interjects, “It’s

and say ‘hold on a minute

off Colm’s songs. They write

rogated about their policies.

everything and store it away

difficult when I’m a baritone

here, hold back Mozart’”, says

together.

However, it’s not two world

in a neat little box.

singer. We all have our own

McGuiness.

individual influences and that

The Freedom EP was

weary local politicians I’m

“We both have similiar

sitting down with but Colm

ideas of what the band should

obviously affects everything

of a classic ‘answer an add’

studio. The new EP was

McGuiness and Tony Mo-

sound like. We listen to a

that we do but we all have an

story. McGuiness moved

recorded in Kerry. “There

nahan from Protobaby, lead

lot of up to date bands like

idea of what we want to band

to Limerick around 8 years

are a lot of local guys that do

singer and guitarist respec-

Radiohead, The National,

to sound like.”

ago and met the band in a

things really well.

tively and we’re talking about

Muse, We think of our sound

their new EP.

almost like rock but with

It’s hard to classify this band when their sound

The band were borne out

The band don’t just work

bar, played them some of his songs and hey presto.

recorded at Monahans home

“We know have to do an album but we want to do

The CD’s title has

it right so we are not going

nothing to do with poli-

to rush into it”, says Mona-

tics in Ireland and is all

han. We’ll start demoing

the better for it. “No way,

new tracks in the next few

it sounds like a politi-

months, we’ll be doing gigs,

cal song but it’s actually

tours through the summer.”

about the state of affairs

McGuinness has bigger

in my life. A lot of the

idea about the bands progress

songs I write are based on

though. “It’s the Late Late

things that are going on in my life. That particular song was written after I had a re-

“Yeah Jack L, Ian Curtis, Johnny Cash, anyone with a deep voice basically!”

ally bad night and I went on a bender and pissed off a lot of people. It’s basically about the people who love me won’t put up with me won’t put up with that forever.” No politics speak here then, these lads are honest. The EP itself is a collection of expertly crafted, heartfelt tunes that will tug at your emotions but also get you jumping up and down in a moshpit. The band are rock

Show that will really help.” This is news to me and in my naivety I ask ask him if they are appearing on Ire-

Colm’s voice it kind of makes

clearly takes in so many influ-

it a different thing. We tend

ences. They just don’t really

“When he played the songs

ot play more as rock players

sound like anyone you’ve

to us for the first time, it was

but Colms voice adds to it”,

heard before. It’s refreshing

by the fire in Riddlers bar and

Monahan adds.

to hear a unique and innova-

I knew he was full of confi-

tive sound when there are so

dence at that stage but he just

many copycat acts around.

played there in front of every-

I suggest the band are pushing conventional rock to the side. Their expansive

McGuinness was last year

Monahan tells the story.

one straight away, It was very

sound belies easy jukebox

diagnosed with ADD. He

Johnny Cash like and Aidan

influences. They also fly in

sometimes drifts and finds it

, our bass player and I told

the face of the skinny jeans

hard to follow trends. Mona-

him these songs are too good

and pointy shoes brigade.

han on the other hand ad-

for a band you should just do

land’s most recognised prime time slot. “No but they really should help us out!”

online: www.facebook.com/ Protobaby photography by Darren Kirwan


feature

by ROISIN DELANEY

H

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6

worked with Snowpatrol

way through the perfor-

to be the ones to watch

and Lady Ga Ga.

mance, the crowd’s focus

in 2011, especially on the

turned towards guitarist

Limerick music scene.

ailing from County

brother Colum, 18, on the

Limerick, this in-

drums. They couldn’t be

Dolans Warehouse was the

Darragh Carey (18), as

The band’s debut single is

die/rock group, Birdthistle,

more authentic. Or could

welcoming venue for this

he introduced a glocken-

due for release May 27 with

certainly know how to grab

they?

alternative groups display

spiel (produces a glass like

the launch in their loyal

your attention. With five

of talent. To give you all a

sound) instrumental in the

local, Dolans Warehouse.

male members aged 18 to

relatively new band, Bird-

sense of what these guys

song, ‘Choir of Diamonds’.

A debut album will follow

34, Birdthistle have some-

thistle have already caught

are about, eight instru-

This was a clever move by

and Birdthistle are due to

thing to offer everyone’s

the eye of many music pro-

ments in total were per-

the young guitarist as it

return to Dolans on April

taste in music. From their

fessionals. Limerick’s live

formed in five songs by the

went down very well with

7 to support The Brad Pitt

distinct vocals to brilliant

95fm’s DJ Alan Jacques is a

band. Astonishingly, lead

the audience, the ring of

Light Orchestra and April

bass expertise, these Lim-

big fan of the group’s work.

vocalist Eoin incorporated

the percussion instrument

12 to raise funds for the

erick locals have a growing

Hot Press writer, Alan

an accordion and acoustic

reflecting the sound of

Mid West Cancer Founda-

following. Their songs are

Owens, said Birdthistle are

guitar into the same song,

diamonds.

tion.

from the heart, portray-

“reminiscent of the water-

portraying his passion for

ing beautifully the roller-

boys at the height of theri

his art in every note.

tle performed their debut

coaster ride that is life. The

powers” and production

single, ‘Let it all go Home’,

mood is distinctly rootsy

company The Production

upstairs in Dolans offered

a song about losing eve-

with a distinctive edge.

Suite (produced for The

the perfect atmosphere

rything and building your

Waterboys) are currently

for Birdthistle. The nerves

life up again. They finished

sure to be famous five

producing their debut al-

were hidden as the five

on a high note by play-

have originality on their

bum. And with all of this,

received a warm welcome

ing The Winding Clock

side, the band includes

the band have recently had

from the crowd as they

and like in their opening,

online: www. breakingtunes. com/birdthistle

three best friends and two

the honour of recording

performed their opening

received a well deserved

brothers, Eoin O Siochrú,

with Owen Lewis who has

song, Rainstorm. Mid-

reception. They are sure

Not only do these

Despite being a

On February 25,

The packed venue

Finally, Birdthis-

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e don’t want to get

Blues and Soul. This band

Sarah Reeves vocals are

all retro on you

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just stunning. Her voice

us started. If you have an

readers but you just can’t

on their myspace page that

floats around the perfectly

ounce of soul in your body

beat really good musicians

sound like they were re-

arranged tunes majestically

you must listen to this band.

playing well composed prop- corded in Muscle Shoals or

and the guitar of Rory

er songs that nod to what

Abbey Road so smooth, well

O’Brien is superb. As for the

started it all in the wonder-

produced and polished do

rhythm section consisting of

ful world of popular music-+

they sound.

Barry O’Brien and Ronan

McCormick, well don’t get

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Hip Hop

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What The future Holds For Hip Hop Music by Gary Whelan

A

fter a soulless period

1, Freddie Gibbs, Yelawolf,

about them, the so called

also been keeping his ear to

has blown up online with

of time in the mid-

Reflection Eternal, One Be

“Golden Age” of Hip Hop.

the underground with his

his mixtape Trunk Musik.

Shady Records label with

After a fantastic introduc-

dle of the first decade of

Lo. Yes a long list and only

the 21st century, Hip Hop

a number of the artists now

to be the breeding ground

the announcement this

tion to the world on the

which not long ago was not

craeting a buzz amongst the

for Hip Hop with a long list

past week of the signing of

B.E.T awards, it was plain to

just music but a movement,

rap faithful.

of artists coming from the

Slaughterhouse, a group

see for everybody that this

Big D. The most notable be-

comprised of Joe Budden,

whiteboy deserves his spot

ing Elzhi, Black Milk, Royce

Crokked I, Royce da 5”9

with some slick delivery.

a voice of a generation is

This is why there is now

Detroit right now seems

returning to a level of qual-

a shift happening in the Hip

ity and substance which we

Hop world

and Joell

have not seen in years.

and even

Ortiz.

will never be at the level

the bigger

All

they once were because of

ever are the likes of Florida,

labels are

mem-

illegal downloading, 2011 is

Soulja Boy, Gucci Mane,

listening.

bers

shaping up to be one of the

Pitbull to name but a few.

First two

well re-

most productive in terms of

Commercial whores and

artists of

spected

quality that we have seen in

proud of it, making money

note to

on the

10 years and man is it excit-

for themselves and the ex-

sign with

under-

ing to see the music that I

ecutives of their respective

the brand

ground

love and constantly defend

record labels while losing

new Jay

scene

return to its rightful place.

the respect of every genuine

Z owned

as solo

Hip Hop has always been a

music fan with every dis-

RocNation

artists

raw, artistic form of music.

gusting song they release.

Records, J

for their

Cole and

lyrical

which is going to see Red

of rapper coming through

Jay Elec-

content

Track Music grow with its

in spite of the lack of crea-

tronica.

and de-

own website and part of

tivity of the past few years.

Two artists

livery,

that will be the foray into

Beautiful music is once

that have

again being made by artists

been creating a buzz online

such as Elzhi, Blu, Kend-

and on the street that has

rick Lamar, Guilty Simp-

not been seen since the first

son, Cunninlynguists, J.

introduction of 50 Cent.

Cole, Jay Electronica, Black

Both scheduled to release

Milk, ,Exile, Dom Kennedy,

debut albums in 2011 and

Nipsey Hussle, Hayes, Buff

both with a very 90s vibe

Gone now, hopefully for-

There is a new generation

Da 5”9, Sean Price, Guilty Simpson amongst others. Elzhi, who is creating the biggest buzz right now with his Elmatic release is profiled on the next page Not forgetting another Michigan M.C, Eminem has

Although record sales

2011 is also the year

notably

the Hip Hop world, where

Joe Budden and all com-

we will be focusing on the

ing together to form a

above mentioned artists and

supergroup to take-over

more. So visit regularly for

the mainstream. Another

interviews, reviews, profiles

notable signing for Shady

and recommended songs

is that of Yelawolf, a white

of the week. Exciting times

rapper from Alabama who

ahead.


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Elzhi - King of the Underground Baby

By Gary Whelan slowly been spreading

to collaborate with world

to the 1994 debut release

Elmatic, the major labels will

renowned group Slum Vil-

of Nas, Ilmatic. Recorded

have taken notice and will be

over the last decade.

lage. The experience was so

entirely with Detroit band

competing for his signature

A powerful lyricist

good for both parties that

Will Sessions, the live sound

on a multi-album deal. He

with smooth vocals

Elzhi was asked to become

of the album is something

is due to cross the pond and

a permanent member, being

which is so different in

tour the Elmatic album work

involved in five albums until

today’s auto-tune, overpro-

around Europe in the next

the group split in 2010.

duced, computer generated

few months, although not

mainstream hip-hop.

confirmed yet for Ireland,

from laptop to iPod

and a contagious flow, it

A

is dif-

However, it is the solo

ficult

work of the man which has

to not

made him so popular in the

work to-date has involved

Irish audience Elzhi will give

ad-

hip-hop underground.

other major Detroit artists,

us the pleasure of a live per-

such as Royce Da 5”9, Black

formance. The free and legal

mire

The release of his debut

Almost all of Power’s solo

it is hoped that with a large

sk anybody who lis-

the Michigan emcee. His

in 2008 entitled The Preface,

Milk, Guilty Simpson, and

to download new release

tens to “real” hip-hop

name is the one that con-

was a major critical success

fellow Slum Village alumni

Elmatic is available now on

and the name Elzhi will be a

tinuously pops up on the

and is widely regarded as

T3. All this music being cre-

familiar one. This will most

various forums when peoples

one of the best releases of the

ated in Detroit is bringing us

probably mean that most

top five of today are being

year, even though the chart

back to the days of Motown

people who think they know

discussed.

and financial numbers do

and has people reclaiming

not back that claim up.

the Big D as the centre of the

Online: www. elzhi.com

hip-hop, have never heard of him.

Recording as early as 1998 on the Detroit hip-

On May 10th of this year

music industry.

Hailing from Detroit,

hop scene, he got his big

he released Elmatic, a free

Surely with the release

Jason Powers, aka Elzhi has

break when he was asked

album which pays homage

and positive reception of

Will we ever see Detox? A n entire decade passed

finally

original

for Hip Hop fans the

had fans

work

last time we waited for a Dr

expect-

began

has been the main reason

Dre release, ‘The Chronic’

ing the

on the

attached to its decade long

released in 1992 and ‘The

im-

album.

wait, but from industry

Chronic 2001’ are both con-

minent

That

insiders and featured guests

sidered to be game changing

com-

day was

on the album who include

classics.

mercial

also

Eminem, Jay Z, Snoop Dogg

inci-

and interestingly La Roux,

Again another 10 years has passed and it looked like an announcement on Twitter by Dre himself in March,

release of Detox. However, April 20th 2011 was the latest release date

to be cancelled, adding to a long-list of failed dates over the past 10 years since the

ploy missed. His sheer perfectionism

dentally National Weed Day

the music buying public will

in the U.S, which was obvi-

have another Dre classic in

ously a fantastic marketing

their systems come April.


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It’s gonna be a Cole world in 2011

By Gary Whelan

2

011 is shaping up to be

was just

a return to form for Hip

12 years

“I think that kid has a serious future ahead of him. He’s articulate. The way he speaks is -- he’s got it. All he needs is the record now.” Dr Dre

Hop, with the emergence of

old and

a number of new acts, most

has been

of whom have been doing big

develop-

things on the underground

ing his craft ever since. He is

scene for the past couple of

part of a new breed of lyricist,

years.

who was not raised in city

One of those about to blow

show, which he dedicates to the greatest of all time. Another west coast legend in Dr. Dre has been raving

leys, champagne

is only 2007 when he gradu-

recently about the newest ad-

and platinum

ated from SJU in New York

dition to the music industry,

jewellery.

where he earned a degree in

“I’m a fan of J. Cole,” said Dre

Communications and Busi-

during an interview. “I think

ness, a statistic we hope is

that kid has a serious future

The con-

ghettos and whose story

tent

up is German born rapper

telling reflects a more

more regular in the coming

J.Cole, big things are prom-

middle-class upbring-

years from the new gen-

ised from the newly signed

ing than Hip-Hop

RocNation artist. To be co-

fans are used to.

signed by Jay Z is not a bad

eration of rapper.

The way he speaks is -- he’s got it. All he needs is the

You can definitely

The lyrics, word-

ahead of him. He’s articulate.

hear the influence

start to a career, especially for

play and delivery

of his hero Tupac

a guy that has yet to release

in his first three

Shakur in his

an album.

mixtapes have

rhymes and

record now.” His as of yet untitled debut album is being slated for an April 2011 release and is something that true Hip Hop

Although born in Frank-

been a breath of the

who bet-

fans will look forward to. In

furt he has spent 25 of his 26

freshest possible air

ter to

the meantime checkout his

years in North Carolina, but

for Hip Hop in 2011. He

emu-

the German Hip Hop scene

is one of a big number of

late.

will claim him as their own

socially conscious artists

In

no doubt, and listening to the

coming through this year.

guys skills who could blame

He chooses to write about

them.

economic problems, abor-

Jermaine Lamarr Cole began writing lyrics when he

fact his respect for Tupac is so

tion and politics rather than

of his material is obviously

the endless songs about Bent-

influenced by his education, it

This editions Hot Album is Good things by Aloe Blacc

E

gbert Nathaniel Dawk-

lead single from the album I

some Grammy nominations

ins III or as he is better

Need A Dollar, has been the

this year. A mixture of Soul,

known, Aloe Blacc has just

big break that he has needed

RnB with just a little bit of

released his second album

being on the playlists of radio

Rock thrown in, combined

Good Things, an album which

stations all over the world.

with both very personal

is garnering both critical and

However, it is the rest of

and political lyrics make it a

commercial success on both

the album which will surely

smooth listen while also be-

sides of the Atlantic. The

earn the California native

ing thought provoking.

much that he has a tribute section in his live

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I

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soulful and energetic

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Northern Lights Shine Bright

BY DARREN MULRYAN

the privilege of owning a

would no longer be associ-

with many top dance critics

gressive tunes with a strong

diverse musical backround

ated with Five AM, instead

praising Gareth’s slick pro-

multicultural aspect most

ance music has cer-

from which is evident in

introducing his own label

duction and top quality use

evident in” El Segundo”.It is

taintly been invigor-

many of his songs.He has a

“Garuda” from which all

of vocals.Gareth is widely

well worth a listen for those

ated in recent years with the

natural flair for introducing

releases would be made.

tipped to be the dance pro-

who want to re-ignite their

emergence of top quality

quality tones in sequence

The first Garuda release was

ducer of the decade as his

love for a genre of music

European DJ’s. The indus-

which only the finest DJ’s

his own record ‘Exposure /

reputation grows by the day.

that has been reborn. Emery

try is no longer dominated

can deliver.

Metropolis’ released in 2009

DJ’s such as Ferry Corsten

is currently 7th in the DJ

which was a huge achieve-

and Paul Van Dyk have

MAG Top 100 for 2010.

D

with the same monotone

Emery is a Manchester

beat that so often occupied

based artist that burst on to

ment, topping the dance

not been shy in acclaiming

It may be only a matter of

poor produced tunes.One

the scene in 2003 under the

charts on a global level.

Emery as one of the finest in

time before he reaches the

such DJ has shown that

Five AM label under which

the world. Red Track rec-

pedestal of greatness.

the dance industry is once

some of his biggest hits were

again reborn with a certain

recorded (This is That /More “Northern Lights” which

stylish panache. This man

Than anything). However in

proved to be a masterpiece.

is Gareth Emery. He has

late 2008 he announced he

Reviews have been positive,

In late 2010 Gareth released his first artist album

IN THE NEXT EDITION OF REDTRACKMUSIC MAGAZINE ONLINE:

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ommends his current album Northern Lights. The album delivers a

ONLINE: www.garethemery.com

mixture of melodic and pro-

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