The Sound of Garuda – Mixed By Gareth Emery



What a difference a year makes… 12 months ago Garuda was but a word & a concept in the mind of a DJ/Producer. Now it’s a record label, a club night and a rapidly crystallizing sound in its own right.

Much the same can be said of its creator, Gareth Emery. This time last year he was a challenger, No.23 in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 chart and starting to put pressure on the established trance hierarchy. This year he’s there, ushered through the door and into the inner sanctum of the world’s Top 10 DJs.

This winter ‘The Sound of Garuda’ compilation will again define and underline Emery’s musical outlook. On both its ‘2009’ & ‘2010’ discs you will instantly get to grips with the sound combinations that have made both he and Garuda such a breath of fresh. The forward-gazing 2010 disc kicks off with man-of-the-moment Ashley Wallbridge’s sound-scaping ‘Harmonies’ and snakes a 80 minute passage through tunes including Wippenberg’s just-promo’d ‘Pong’, Sander van Doorn’s ‘Ninety’ and Marcel Woods & Artento Divini’s super-banger ‘Inside My Time’. You’ll also find previously locked-up-tight exclusives from Pulser (with the meditative, majestic ‘Broken Universe’) and Slovenia’s finest Beltek churning up a slow-burning transcendental storm on ‘Niagara Falls’.

‘The Sound of Garuda’ though is as much about the year still with us, as it is the one to come. In essence a condensed musical retrospective of what has been the greatest year in Emery’s career; it brings together the top 1% of the tracks he used to build states of sweaty synergism on dancefloors around the planet. In a super-fluid mixed manner Super8 & Tab’s ‘Elektra’, Jorn van Deynhoven’s towering reconfiguration of RAM’s ‘RAMsterdam’, A&B’s Club Mix of Oceanlab’s ‘On A Good Day’, Purple Haze’s ‘Bliksem’ and a dozen tracks more besides all lay down direct challenges to the speakers.

Naturally enough both discs are fuelled by a fair measure of Emery’s own production output. ‘Metropolis’ & ‘Exposure’ (the first Garuda singles) are both featured on the album, as is his forthcoming Emma Hewitt vocalled track, ’I Will Be The Same’ and his halcyon, lamenting remould of Oceanlab’s ‘Lonely Girl’.


CD1: 2010
01. Ashley Wallbridge – Harmonies (Sound of Garuda Intro mix)
02. Beltek – Niagara Falls
03. Ben Preston – Repeat After Me (Shawn Mitiska & Ad Brown remix)
04. Wippenberg – Pong
05. Mark Sinclair – Pictures Of You (Terry Ferminal mix)
06. Gareth Emery with Emma Hewitt – I Will Be The Same (Sound of Garuda mix)7. Pulser – Broken Universe
08. Be:Gold – Sunstroke
09. Sander van Doorn – Ninety
10. Ali Wilson – Boombox
11. Marcel Woods vs Artento Divini – Inside My Time (Emery re-edit)
12. Tritonal – Suede (Stoneface & Terminal remix)
13. David Forbes – Breakout (Darker mix)
14. Greg Downey – Global Code
15. Activa – Affirmation (Sound of Garuda Outro mix)

CD2: 2009
01. Andy Moor & Ashley Wallbridge – Faces
02. Audible – White Mouse
03. Sander van Doorn pres. Purple Haze – Bliksem
04. Dennis de Laat – Sound Of Violence
05. Tiesto, Lange, Moor & Komytea – Lethal Stadium Four (Emery re-edit)6. GNX – Copius Cain (Genix re-rub)
07. Robbie Buri – Poker (Dub mix)
08. Rex Mundi – Nothing At All
09. Oceanlab – Lonely Girl (Gareth Emery remix)
10. Gareth Emery – Metropolis
11. Cosmic Gate / Marco V – Sign Of The Times / Simulated (Emery re-edit)
12. Be:Gold – Starstruck (Jochen Miller remix)
13. Gareth Emery – Exposure (Short Stab)
14. Super8 & Tab – Elektra
15. RAM – RAMsterdam (Jorn van Deynhoven remix)
16. Above & Beyond pres. Oceanlab – On a Good Day (A&B Club mix)


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