100 Reasons To Live

2016 brings us Gareth Emery’s Third Studio Album titled ‘100 Reasons to Live’. The British DJ/Producer has been on the forefront of the scene for many years, But does this album live up to it’s hype? Or is it a shot in the dark?

It’s not just Gareth Emery we need to talk about, there’s more to it! CVNT5 – A production alias with Ashley Wallbridge, Christina Novelli, Ben Gold, and where the album would sit on the ‘Genre’ category on the Beatport charts.

The album begins with an intro which slowly builds up into a Club track with Emery’s distinctive production style. Features a good melody, piano and a solid electro riff. ‘Cloudline’ featuring vocals by Joseph starts as a slow intro transforming into a Club track with even more synth magic. The next track titled ‘Far From Home’ Feat. Gavrielle is a totally different story altogether. It’s an Electro-Pop vocal track similar to the ones we’ve heard already. What doesn’t make it truly ‘Generic’ is Gareth Emery’s original production techniques. ‘Reckless’ is a vocal collaboration with ‘Wayward Daughter’. A very Armin-esque intro, can be classified Progressive at most. Sorry, No Trance here…

‘When We Were Young’ is another track from the same camp. Very vocal, Pop, Cheesy, But not Festival Cheesy. And I begin to wonder if it’s still the same album playing. ‘CVNT5’ an alias with Ashley Wallbridge is a track intended to put Ghost Production to shame. But does it really? It sounds like a Trance-Bigroom W&W/Omnia track taken straight off ASOT500 mashed up with another Generic 2013 track with Gareth Emery’s vocal chopping and Wallbridge’s production template. We’ve really heard this stuff before!

The next three tracks are all female vocal collaborations ultimately resulting into something mentioned earlier. Something – Female Vocal, Electro, Pop…

It was a long journey to reach track 10, something I could relate to. ‘Save Me’ is Progressive Trance (At most) vocal track with Christina Novelli, someone Emery has worked with for a long long time. An excellent production with Signature Emery sounds and brilliant vocals. ‘Until We Meet Again’ is probably the most Trance track (If that’s what we’re looking for) on the album, however it too has a very electro influence, but that’s Gareth Emery anyway! It’s co-produce with Ben Gold, a fellow Garuda heavyweight resulting in a melodic masterpiece! This is a very fine track to be honest. 9/10

The next three tracks are all female vocal collaborations ultimately resulting into something mentioned earlier. Something – Female Vocal, Electro, Pop (Wait! Didn’t we say this exact same thing before?).

To sum this all up, ‘100 Reasons To Live’ is a very solid album production wise and is a joy to hear. But I really can’t comment on how many times the album can be replayed… A good 75% of the tracks work on the same platform and sound similar anyway, with the exception of just 3-4 tracks. Also, there’s nothing brand new tone wise, it still feels like his 2014 ‘Drive’ is being overstretched. The album already has some interesting Remixes by Ben Nicky, Standerwick and many more. Maybe that is what the album needs, some real Trance touch-ups…

–          Hushrov Bhesania

2016 brings us Gareth Emery’s Third Studio Album titled ‘100 Reasons to Live’. The British DJ/Producer has been on the forefront of the scene for many years, But does this album live up to it’s hype? Or is it a shot in the dark? It’s not just Gareth Emery we…
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