The legendary Gabriel & Dresden graced Park City with their presence for a third time during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. They spun at a Epic, a new nightclub on Main Street, during the opening weekend of Sundance. The duo brought tons of energy and kept the crowd entertained and dancing nonstop. Gabriel & Dresden's music is moving and inspirational, cutting edge yet classic.
I was fortunate enough to be able to speak with Dave Dresden behind the scenes about how G&D evolved to be the icons they are today. Dave's interest in electronic music and the DJ culture began years ago when spinning in the underground scene in New York City. In 2001, Josh and Dave joined forces under the now legendary Gabriel & Dresden moniker. Within their 6 years of collaboration, Gabriel & Dresden scored 19 number 1 Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play remixes and tracks, made three DJ-mixed compilation albums, an artist album and won seven International Dance Music Awards. Their tracks 'Arcadia', 'Dangerous Power', 'Let Go', 'Tracking Treasure Down' Andain "Beautiful Things" and numerous other masterpieces have turned into some of EDM’s biggest classics.
In 2008, after 6+ years of hits and and awards, both guys felt it was time for something new and took a break from Gabriel & Dresden to focus on their individual careers. Inspiration came flowing with the new tide, they both took on individual projects which turned out to be extremely successful, but you simply can't stop musical synergy.
After three years of work apart, the critically acclaimed and multiple award winning duo of Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden are back together with new life and spirit. They brought this with them to Sundance, wowing the crowd with their DJ set which incorporated their old and new hits, remixes and classics from other EDM greats. This was definitely one of their best Park City shows to date, they kept it full of energy and you could definitely see that their passion is still there.