The ‘Take Everything’ STANDERWICK Remix was personally requested by Gareth Emery after the massive success of STANDERWICK’s Remix of ‘Reckless’. The rock influenced remix with its angelic leads and Emma Hewitt’s stunning vocals truly is a masterpiece.
Snarling electric guitars and cavernous live drums signal the arrival of Standerwick’s searing, rock-influenced remix of ‘Take Everything’. Seamlessly fusing his trademark edge and energy with angelic leads, this 136bpm beast prowls the depths with thunderous intent before a cathartic melodic counterpoint ascends; delivering Emma Hewitt’s vocals to the heavens.
It’s without doubt a team-up long awaited by fans across the dance music spectrum since their stunning 2010 collaboration ‘I Will Be The Same’, and it’s happening today. Off the back of their recent, brilliant live acoustic cover of Avicii’s ‘Without You’, frequent live collaborators and fellow Trance icons Gareth Emery and Emma Hewitt have joined forces on a drop-dead gorgeous single certain to empower, enchant and inspire every step along the way: ‘Take Everything’.
Already tried and tested live at Gareth Emery’s Laserface Dreamstate show, ‘Take Everything’ sees the two industry icons set an emotionally charged backdrop and serve up a resolute message of emotional survival as poignant as it is defiant. Combining Emery’s inimitable, signature sound with Emma Hewitt’s sublime vocals, the song captures the emboldened spirit of rising from the ashes of a past gone wrong and starting again. From bitter endings to the possibility of new beginnings, ‘Take Everything’ is the resounding declaration of an unbreakable spirit.
Gareth Emery: “People have been asking for years when Emma and I would release another song together and when we finally sat down together in LA to write, ‘Take Everything’ just arrived so quickly and naturally…it was one of those songs that was just ready to be written. We have been performing this live on the recent Laserface shows together and it is unbelievably satisfying to see it resonating with people emotionally on such a scale even before the record has come out. I am really proud of this record.”
Emma Hewitt: “Working with Gareth was an absolute blast too; he is not only one of my absolute favorite producers in the universe, but also one of my very favorite people. He was on the exact same wavelength with this song and the session just clicked. ‘Take Everything’ is really a declaration of independence for me; it is saying that after the storm, there will always be a new start and a universe of new possibilities in front you. It is a really powerful thing to sing that idea to life and to believe in new beginnings; I hope people take heart in the idea of new possibilities and the pages yet to be written…”
Having quickly accelerated through the dance music ranks with releases on some of the world’s biggest in dance music, EJ, the exclusive and mysterious resident DJ for the global entertainment brand and race championship Formula E, announces his next velocious offering ‘Slipstream’. Out via Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge’s razor-sharp Garuda label [Armada], which turned heads this year with legendary club remixes and stunning singles from dance music icons such as Darude. EJ brings his own supersonic flair to the label, starting with this charged debut release out now .
Watch Armin van Buuren kick off A State Of Trance 868 with ‘Slipstream’
Delivering a compelling combination of charging beats with sun-soaked melodies and euphoric synth lines, ‘Slipstream’ combines signature trance touches fitting for festival stages and dancefloors across the globe over the summer months. Constructing a sound which matches his finely tuned DJ style, which continues to reach new dancefloor dimensions, the track marks another carefully constructed Garuda offering on the recently revamped label and also the start of a long-term partnership between EJ and Garuda.
With recent and upcoming tour dates across New York, Zurich, Rome, Paris and Berlin to name but a few, EJ continues to take his sound across some of the world’s most revered and prestigious hot spots, signifying his rising global profile as an international artist, whilst holding down residency duties for the Formula E brand which holds a TV audience of 200 million.
Proving his pedigree as an international talent with support from industry elites across the board including Armin van Buuren, Gareth Emery, Oliver Heldens and Sander Van Doorn, along with releases on Armada Music and sets at Ultra Music Festival, EJ continues to prove his electric sound can move at breakneck speed with this next release via Garuda now!
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After making waves with #1 Beatport smash ‘Surrender’ (with Darude) and a slamming interpretation of Signum & Scott Mac’s legendary ‘Coming On Strong’ earlier this year, Ashley
Wallbridge returns with an almighty instrumental on his Garuda label. Featuring new talent NASH, ‘GODS’ arrives
just in time to chip in a tidal wave of melodic wonder for the festival madness.
Right off the bat, ‘GODS’’ perfectly designed and alternating sections give the listener a true sense of power,
conjuring vast oceans and mountains; the feeling of being a prime mover. Fluttering vocal FX rise like vapor until
piercing synths in the breakdown shine through like divine light. The concoction of sounds is then masterfully
brought together before rushing forward with unmistakable awe. ‘GODS’ equals absolute power.
“I’ve always been fascinated with Greek culture and mythology”, says Ashley Wallbridge about choosing the name
for his and NASH’s link-up, “and it’s a really interesting way to name tracks. Zeus always seemed like the coolest
dude, so he inspired the artwork. If any Greek god were a DJ, it would definitely be Zeus.”
Speaking about NASH, Ashley Wallbridge adds: “I found out that one of my neighbors, Nash, is actually a super
talented and untapped producer. He came to the Garuda studio one day and we bounced around some ideas for a
project I had open. Nash had some really cool chord ideas for it. We spent a few more afternoons experimenting
together and along came ‘GODS’.”
In turn, NASH could barely contain his excitement about his brand-new collaboration with Ashley Wallbridge:
“After spending many years playing in bands and writing music for TV, I feel so psyched for this exciting new
chapter in my journey in music. I feel like signing to Garuda and launching my debut track as a collaboration with
Ash is the highlight of my career to date and the start of much bigger things. The future is bright!
Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge firmly cement the return of Garuda with their explosive remix of a seminal club anthem. Having already turned heads with a #1 Trance hit on their revamped label, the Garuda pair turn to another timeless architect of dance-floor culture, Signum. This time serving up a unique rendition of his 1999 record ‘Coming On Strong’.
Marking the first release on Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge’s revamped Garuda imprint, Darude unveils his anticipated collaboration ‘Surrender’ alongside Ashley Wallbridge and rising talent FOUX. With a rich label history honing a catalogue of releases from the likes of Ferry Corsten and Above & Beyond, Darude introduces the revamped label with a signature Trance offering.
With Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge premiering the track and revamp on Armin van Buuren’s legendary A State of Trance radio show on February 1st, ‘Surrender’s’ euphoric melodies and irresistible vocals align both Darude and Ashley Wallbridge’s styles for maximum dancefloor impact.
After becoming a staple for pushing forward rising talent along with the scene’s finest, Garuda returns with a completely reimagined label ahead of their 10th anniversary in 2019. Now led by both Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge, the ‘Nu’ vision for the avant-garde imprint looks to bring fresh, dynamic material to the platform starting with a powerful opening offering from Darude.
With previous Garuda events featuring guests such as Markus Schulz, Above & Beyond, Sander Van Doorn and Ferry Corsten, the labels international diary of events looks set to reach exciting new dimensions starting with exclusive club nights on the label’s home turf, the UK in February, whilst building upon their esteemed collection of compilations and artist albums from Garuda veterans.
Touching on the release, Darude stated “Having been a fan of the Garuda sound, like, half trance, but not afraid to go outside of it, too, I’m very happy to become associated with the brand as well. I’m excited to have the first release on the newly revamped label and having heard other stuff that’s coming out soon, too, it’s all good news for dance music fans in general! “
After a year which has taken Darude across the likes of Tomorrowland (Belgium) and Emmaboda Festival (Sweden), as well as wealth of shows across the US, Australia, New Zealand and beyond, his tour profile continues to expand with a ‘Surrender’ tour through the US over the next few months, giving fans multiple chances to hear the new Garuda offering on the dancefloor!
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