Tour Management by THE FIRM Most DJ/producers don’t crack into the DJMag Top 100 before the age of 30. Most of them don’t shun major label attention. Most of them don’t have them don’t have the balls to call out the scene that they belong to when it’s failing to deliver the goods. And some don’t even produce ‘their’ own tracks. Gareth Emery, with his potent blend of trance, house, electro and techno, however, is not your average major league artist. While he’s spent record-breaking stints at the top of Beatport’s Trance sales chart, and while trance will always be a part of what he does, he won’t let the sound ultimately define him. “I’ve realised that my strength is in music and melodies that touch people. I’m a music guy. It just happens to be that the music I make is electronic. That realisation has allowed me a lot more creative freedom, then when I felt I had to write music for a certain ‘scene’.” It’s this very decision which has helped him to garner such widespread acclaim and which has ensured that he’s never boxed as simply a trance DJ/producer. His ambitions are bigger than any one sound or scene, and his eclectically flavoured output is testament to that fact. “The longer I’ve been producing, the less I see myself as a dance music producer and more as an artist and musician” he explains of this approach to production. “I always start a track with the music, rather than the beats, and I found the dance scene after classical piano training and years of playing guitar in bands, so I guess in a way I’ve come full circle.” His 2012 is off to a huge start, with latest single Concrete Angel premiered on Judge Jules’ Radio 1 show , and its video added to the prestigious MTV Dance playlist as well as racking up 1 million YouTube plays in its first three weeks online. He’s been chosen as a resident for Las Vegas’s Marquee – one of the most outstanding club venues in the world in the city that everyone’s calling the new Ibiza – while he’s also playing the enormous Ultra Music Festival and taking Garuda to Space Miami. Clocking up air miles like nobody’s business, he’s massively in demand across the globe, his continually evolving sound gaining him bookings at an impressive variety of clubs and festivals the world over. As you can probably tell, Gareth Emery is a man of hard-graft and sizeable ambition. His ambitions are impressive, with a view to produce bands and other artists in the future. His focus for the foreseeable future is on building further on the huge platform that Garuda sits on, taking his club nights and new show across the globe, while continuing to create more slices of ‘anti-genre’ dancefloor gold.
Artist Management by THE FIRM Ashley Wallbridge, is regarded as one of dance music’s hottest prospects for 2013. Consistently championed by the scenes biggest names, it comes as no surprise that 2011 saw all of his releases rocket into the Beatport Top 10. Kick started with his mix of Arrival, which grew to establish itself as one of the biggest remixes of the year, was seamlessly followed up by anthems such as Vision and Mansion (a collaboration with Gareth Emery) which both featured on Armin van Buuren’s Universal Religon CD. A regular at some the world’s most famous clubs and biggest festivals, 2012 looks bright for this rising star with the release of his eagerly anticipated debut album ‘The Inner Me’ (released 9th March 2012), this year is set to be his biggest to date.
Artist Management by THE FIRM As we enter 2012, pay close attention to a sly pair of audio architects that have been steadily crafting original sounds with emotional heft, rupturing basslines, and a broken beat technique that has become all their own. With an arsenal of chart-topping tracks including over 40 original productions & remixes, K THEORY, have marked their definitive pathway through the electronic & bass music soundscape. Pay close attention to a sly pair of audio architects that have been steadily crafting original sounds with emotional heft, rupturing basslines, and a broken beat technique that has become all their own. With an arsenal of chart-topping tracks including over 100 original productions & remixes, K THEORY, have marked their definitive pathway through the electronic & bass music soundscape. Throughout the past two years K THEORY has dominated Beatport, as well as hype machine claiming top spots on both sites, and have had multiple premieres on Earmilk & Thissongissick. Their original singles entitled “18th Century Gangster / Glitch & Blues” finished at #2 and #5 on the Beatport Top 100 Glitch-Hop Charts, not a surprise the album recorded sales in the top 20 at Additech.com under 2011′s Top Grossing Albums. Their body of work has sparked industry wide interest, with support coming from EDM demigod, Gareth Emery. Their first single of the year, “Good & Gone”, was listed as the #1 selling single for Addictech.com for 2012. With official remixes for for Adrian Lux (Ultra), Gareth Emery (Garuda), and Rebecca & Fiona (Universal), the future is looking quite bright for K THEORY. Seemingly incapable of exhaustion or sleep, the duo’s endless studio hours have resulted in several tours across the United States, with a majority of their appearances throughout one of California’s top bass capitals, San Francisco. The city has many times witnessed the performance presence of these two musical mighty men, often featured alongside industry giants such as Avicii, Nero, Dada Life, & Feed Me. Most recently, K THEORY performed at Insomniac’s first bay area installment of “Beyond Wonderland”. With upcoming shows at legendary San Francisco venue, The Warfield, and a multi-state tour this fall with a stop at Avalon for Control in Hollywood, you could say 2012 has faired well upon this bay area duo. Acclaimed, respected, and supported by the collective music community their momentum is unshakeable, they are impossible to ignore.
Nightclub Consultancy & Talent booking by THE FIRM Ruby Skye is San Francisco’s premiere Nightclub and Special Event Venue. It is conveniently located in the heart of downtown SF just off of Union Square and the famed theatre district. Whether you’re a seasoned club enthusiast, looking to go out for a memorable evening, or wish to host a private event, Ruby Skye is available for all your entertaining needs. Ruby Skye’s exquisitely appointed facility was built in the 1890′s and is a historical landmark that formerly housed – Stage Door Theatre. A turn of the century victorian playhouse restored with all the high tech accoutrement, Ruby Skye’s interiors were designed by Pamela Pennington Studios and present a striking juxtaposition between its original Art Nouveau architecture and its plush modern furnishings. This impeccably appointed space is perfect setting for launch parties, wedding and receptions, benefits and fashion shows. The possibilities are endless for entertaining in this unique, and upscale entertainment venue. Ruby Skye is in a class all by itself, innovative menu choices and our attention to detail at every level.