Emi Galvan: The very name exudes style and intrigue-a city lord, perhaps, who at night throws open the manor gates to host all-night bacchanals legendary for their wine and song. And though the Argentinian-born and based artist may not have a manor to his name, the rest isn't far off the mark... Emi has earned a reputation as a kind of crown prince of uplifting electronic music-a trickster who spreads his mischief via long, undulating DJ sets and bewilderingly funky releases.
No surprise to learn that Emi's roots go deep. His musical prehistory may be similar to many of his generation: raised on rock and electronic bands like Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Groove Armada, Underworld and Faithless. Complete with the obligatory attempt to learn to play guitar and sing followed by long-lived bands for more than 10 years.
The pieces first fell together when Emi meet a female DJ while vacationing in Mexico. Together they frequented various club nights which made Emi fall in love with electronic music. "That was the shock of my life", says Emi, echoing a sentiment that will be familiar to many. "That was what I was looking for, without really knowing it-thousands of people dancing and sweating in the open air. An amazing sound system. And this never-ending kick that drives you to madness... Since that day, I've devoted my life entirely to being a part of this". Upon his return to Buenos Aires he went straight to the studio to produce his first electronic single "Mexican Trip". The rest as they say is history.
It was during the year 2015 though, when Emi exploded onto the international electronic music landscape. Firstly, there was the aforementioned "Mexican Trip" followed by "You Never" on Clinique Recordings, which bought Emi to the attention of prominent progressive house labels around the world. Over the past 2 years, Emi has curated original music and remixes on labels like Movement Recordings, Balkan Connection, Manual Music, Baroque Records and ICONYC to name a few.
As a remixer, Emi comes into this own. His anthemic remix of "Alex O'Rion's - Do it Twice", proved to be Emi's best-selling remix to date. He followed it up with his wonderful "Nothing Less" single which received the remix treatment by none other than Quivver, confirming his reputation as a top talent and with sustained DJ support from the likes of Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Eric Prydz, Above & Beyond, Eelke Kleijn, Gai Barone, Aly & Fila, Marcelo Vasami and Way Out West which further cemented his ascendancy towards the upper echelons.
What does the future hold for Emi? A debut artist album, a live show and global club tour maybe, "who knows" Emi says, as those are just a few of the things he would like get of his personal checklist. For one of the most talented, hard-working and gregarious artists in today's electronic music scene, it makes total sense and wouldn't surprise anyone, if he would archive those goals in no time, such is his love and dedication for the things he does.
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