We’ve never seen Gareth Emery look more ridiculous and we love it.

The “Concrete Angel” DJ/producer teamed up with fellow English artiste Ashley Wallbridge to release a surprise “side project”, a brand called CVNT5 (pronounced as, yes you guessed it, “cunts”).

Source: facebook.com/WEARECVNT5
Source: facebook.com/WEARECVNT5

The self-titled debut track is pretty impressive – it’s a catchy progressive house beat that’s bound to get you hooked. The music video, on the other hand, well that’s another story.

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To start with, it’s both Gareth and Ashley have quite a wardrobe to flash, complete with over-the-top accessories and much too loud coordinations. It’s also very obvious that they’re poking fun at EDM and the new age dance music artistes, such as the (current) world #1 DJs. A huge giveaway is this tweet itself.

The “CVNT5” music video tells a story about 2 dudes (played by Gareth and Ashley) who are aspiring DJs/producers but hire a ghost producer to do all their “dirty work” while they ride the waves of fame and crazy fandom.

Gareth Emery Ashley Wallbridge CVNT5
Source: facebook.com/WEARECVNT5

We get to “witness” firsthand CVNT5’s journey to stardom, complete with a montage of magazine covers, event banners, festival posters, Instagram posts, rapidly increasing followers, and screaming fans, while a producer works behind the scenes on their music.

While CVNT5 is fiction (made a little bit more real with a website and even “official” merchandise), ghost producing is a current and known issue. It’s something that DJs/producers with real talent and dedication struggle with as there’s nothing that they can do about others (read: new age dance music artistes) taking shortcuts via ghost producers.

A for effort, Gaz. This definitely brought tears to our eyes – from laughter:

“CVNT5” is also included in Gareth’s comeback album, “100 Reasons To Live”. Check out the full tracklist here.

For more *cough* information *cough* on CVNT5, hit up their Facebook page.

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