Gareth Emery Presents Electric for Life Tour – Club Space
At a certain point, I thought I had forgotten how to have fun, but that all changed this past Saturday. Now this was not the first time I’ve seen Gareth Emery live, as I have before, but for some reason I know this show will stick with me for life. Now I don’t know if it’s because I started Trance Life this year, or because I’ve been an avid EFL and GE Podcast listener for years, but I was highly impressed by this particular set. This was my first open to close ever and I’m glad it was with an artist that truly appreciates his fans.
I say this because I was graciously allowed entry into Club Space on Gareth’s personal guest list. I guess this was a night of many firsts for me, as this has never happened to me before. This turn of events was all based upon my realization of the fact that Gareth’s Electric Family bracelet for his Electric for Life Foundation glows under UV light. I highly suggest you purchase one of the bracelets in support of the EFL Foundation, as all of the profits will be donated to a range of incredible charities that Gareth personally supports, most notable emergency relief funds.
“We are very lucky to be able to enjoy music and the culture the way we do, and supporting those going through terrible times, and encouraging the enjoyment and learning of music for underprivileged kids who may not otherwise have access to it, is what we are all about.” – Gareth Emery
Now on to the real reason that you’re here… my honest, un-biased opinion of the show. First, I need you to know that this was also my first time at Club Space. I’ve heard about it for years and I’ve lived in South Florida for most of my life, but to be completely honest, I’ve seen more impressive nightclubs. I guess it’s a staple in Miami, so everyone speaks so highly of it. One positive thing I can mention, is that I enjoyed the personal experience, as the Terrace of Space is not as large as other venues I’ve gone to. Actually being able to see the DJ is an extremely important factor of a show for me.
Now that I’ve mentioned that, I do believe that we all make the best of a bad situation. As such, I put away my opinion of Space the second I heard Gareth hit the stage. I hate to admit it, but I was at the wrong stage upstairs until I realized that it was him on the other side. In similar EFL fashion, he started off nice and deep, which is always my favorite, as you can’t hit 138 right out of the gate. (Unintentional rhyme) I know the first track I heard was Mazde’s remix of Disclosure’s ‘Help Me Lose My Mind.’ Coincidentally, this was today’s EFL Anthem, so it may very well have been his first track. Either way, he continued the deep melodies with one of his personal favorites, Louis Vivet. I believe it was Nigel Good’s remix of ‘Save Tonight,’ but don’t quote me on that! When I heard that, I knew this was going to be a great set.
Gareth progressed through the night with ease, keeping a level of energy that I envied. At about 3AM I needed to drink a 5 hour energy to keep up with his miraculous stamina. Throughout the night, he progressed forward with multiple tracks that all ardent EFL-ers would be able to trainspot in seconds. From my recollection (and horrible video collection) I’ve been able to deduce the following:
- Above & Beyond – Counting Down the Days (Yotto Remix)
- Eric Prydz – Tether
- Gareth Emery – Huracan (Ben Gold Remix?)
- Luke Bond vs Audien – Pompeii On Fire (Triarchy Edit) *As per Luke Bond on Twitter
- Tritonal – Untouchable (BRKLYN Remix?)
- Lana Del Ray – Summertime Sadness
- Unmet Ozcan – Lose Control
- Gareth Emery – U
- Oceanlab – On A Good Day
- Gareth Emery – Into the Light
- Gareth Emery – Sanctuary
- Gareth Emery – Eye of the Storm
These are in no particular order, just a few tracks that I thought were mentioning.
But a night of electronic music is not complete unless someone drops a Faithless track. Not only did he play ‘Not Going Home’ but he played Eric Prydz’s remix, which is one of my absolute favorites. Kudos to you Gareth!