Gareth Emery - Northern Lights Re-Lit
Although hardly a household name, Manchester-based producer Gareth Emery is currently rated #7 DJ in the world by DJ Mag. His Northern Lights album made a big splash on the trance scene in 2010. In this Re-Lit version, tracks are remixed by various others: do the likes of Lange and Hardwell mean anything to you? As far as these ears can tell, nothing deviates from worn trance templates and no new tricks are pulled from the box. Still, the continuous mix being reviewed here (individual tracks are only available on the digital release) has enough shimmering moments and slick hooks to make even non-genre fans sit up and take notice while it clips along at a fair pace towards hands-in-the-air vocal anthem 'Sanctuary'.