Gareth Emery, also known variously as GTR, Cupa, Digital Blues, Rue de Gar, and Runaway, is an English DJ and producer with an open-minded and fuss-free approach to spinning and producing several styles of electronic dance music, including tech-house and progressive trance. Known overground since 2002, Emery first gained attention with his remix of the Shrink’s “Nervous Breakdown” and his own single “Mistral.” Voted into the Top Ten of DJ Mag’s Top 100 poll in 2009, Emery has remained a popular DJ, issuing albums like 2010’s Northern Lights and 2016’s 100 Reasons to Live.
His second album, Drive, appeared in 2014, with an expanded reissue containing a disc of remixes arriving a year later. Also in 2014, Emery became the host of a weekly online radio show, Electric for Life. He has released two albums of material from the show, Electric for Life 2015 and Electric for Life 2016. Following his move to Los Angeles, Emery issued the full-length 100 Reasons to Live in 2016. In 2019, he paired with fellow DJ Ashley Wallbridge for the album Kingdom United.