Compiled by Gareth Emery
Before we start, here's a brief history lesson. Back in March 2006 Gareth Emery launched the first edition of The Gareth Emery Podcast, a fortnightly selection of upfront, cutting edge dance music, tunes that were working for him on the dance floor. 100% free to download, his blend of house, trance and progressive sounds soon built up a huge following amongst more discerning dance music lovers and catapulted it into the Worldwide Top 20 Featured Podcasts as well as earning him an impressive 34 spot in the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll 2006.
Listeners have been drawn from all corners of the globe to download the Podcast, and Gareth was honoured by a nomination for Best Podcast in 2007's Miami WMC Idma Awards, competing against Pete Tong, Roger Sanchez and John Digweed. He regularly attracts some of the world's biggest DJs to contribute to the 'Podcast Player' section of the show, including Paul van Dyk, Fedde Le Grande, Judge Jules, Lisa Lashes and Marco V.
This success has inspired Gareth to compile The Podcast Annual 2007, a selection of some of the finest moments of 2007, current dancefloor burners, his own massive club hits and plenty of exclusives. This is a reflection of his fine taste in dance music that has seen him rock crowds from Brazil to Singapore in 2007, as well as being the sole UK DJ other than Oakenfold to play at Holland's massive Trance Energy festival.
These two discs encapsulate the entire spectrum of Emery's sound. CD1 showcases Gareth's cheeky side, bouncy electro basslines shimmy with sparkling melodies, the BPM is low but the groove level is high. 12 upfront modern house records from the likes of Eelke Kleijn, David West, Fine Taste and Andy Moor to get that ass shakin'! CD2 is the flipside, Emery in peak time, driving, late-night dancefloor mode taking in thumping techno beats and soaring trance riffs that gets the adrenaline pumping from the first beat! Included is his immense remix of Albert Vorne - Formentera What, last year's massive 'Another You, Another Me', his brand new single 'More Than Anything' as well as an album exclusive, his bootleg of Boosta 'Dance Is Dead' that you won't get anywhere else.