A lot of the hype these days seems to be favoring house DJs. But if anyone’s defying that trend, it’s Gareth Emery. Since breaking into the international trance scene in 2006, the #9 DJ has been receiving nonstop outspoken support from artists like Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, and Ferry Corsten–some pretty hefty names, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he joins their ranks very soon.
Emery has always been a bit of a creative rebel. His brand of trance frequently incorporates progressive, techno, and psytrance, offering cutting-edge sounds that defines the genre’s future direction. In fact, Emery himself has repeatedly renounced the title of “trance DJ.” His popular Gareth Emery Podcast regularly features house music and even occasionally showcases dubstep as well as drum and bass tracks.
Like any big-name DJ, Emery has the ability to release some major club anthems every year, and he’s done just that with Sanctuary, featuring vocalist Lucy Sanders. This massive vocal track is the first single off his upcoming album, Northern Lights, set to be released in September. We’ll keep you posted when the actual track is released as a single. Also, make sure to check out Sean Tyas’ killer remix, as well as the official video in this post!