Gareth Emery Releases Fifth and Final Album, ‘ANALOG’
December 23, 2022
December 23, 2022
Next weekend I am headed to fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. I have some vacation days that I need to use, and I haven’t been to Sin City in a while. While in town I will be playing golf at TPC Las Vegas, having lunch at the Hofbräuhaus, visiting The Neon Museum, and taking a tour of Marquee Las Vegas. I haven’t been to a show there, but it is one of the biggest and most profitable clubs on the planet. Any given night names like Avicii, Benny Benassi, ATB, and Armin van Buuren will be spinning. While I am in town, I will be checking out Gabriel & Dresden on Friday, December 14th, 2012.
Danny Avila will join them. Tickets and bottle service are available, and I can’t wait to party with these guys until the sun comes up. I have had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Gabriel & Dresden before, so I figured the best way to help them prepare for this stop was to interview them again. I haven’t seen them in nearly a year, and a lot has changed over the past few months. Check out my interview with Gabriel & Dresden:
rickyleepotts: Marquee is one of the hottest clubs on the planet. What is your favorite part of that club?
Gabriel & Dresden: Everything, really. They spared no expense in trying to give everyone from the seasoned raver to the Midwest housewife in town for a bachelorette party an experience they won’t soon forget. For us we really love the light show, it really blows you away!
RLP: Tell me more about the new single Play It Back featuring Betsie Larkin.
GD: This song began its life after the A State of Trance 550 show in Holland this year. All three of us were in Amsterdam to perform and so we decided to go into the studio and see what happens. We started with the lyrics. Betsie had an idea about writing about her grandfather who recently passed away. All three of us kept adding lyrics to the pot until we had a fully written song. This took the entire day.
We then met again in June in Austin to record vocals. This was immediately after performing at EDC Las Vegas so we were full of ideas and inspiration. This was where we decided to add our voices to the harmonies in the chorus. We were so excited about what we recorded that we immediately hit our laptops and started producing the song. We took our time with it and spent the summer producing the two versions. This was done mostly in hotel rooms all over the world and tested each new change out at our shows.
RLP: After Vegas, you are headed down to Mexico City and then you are off for the holidays, but you have a pretty epic show for NYE. Got anything big planned?
GD: We always treat New Years as a way to rewind the best music from the year. We will probably make a few remixes of non-dance music songs to play on the night. We are playing at the Amphitheatre in Tampa, which we have never played at but have heard greet things about from Above & Beyond.
If you don’t have any plans next weekend, meet me in Vegas for some gambling and some energetic electronic dance music. Dirty South will be at Marquee on Saturday night. We also plan on hitting some other clubs while in town. Basically, we are going to be total tourists this trip.
Gabriel & Dresden just released a new single with Betsie Larkin. The video is embedded above for your enjoyment. Let’s dance, people!
More info about Gabriel & Dresden. Buy Tickets for Gabriel & Dresden at Marquee Las Vegas this Friday.