Dublin-born Jack Casey first got into music when he started learning guitar at 10 years old. By 15, he was writing music and playing in bands. Entirely self-taught, Jack’s musical interests always stretched beyond the guitar. Eventually, he discovered dance music and immersed himself in the progressive end of the dance music spectrum, attracted by the subtleties and intricate melodies.
He first discovered electronic music via deadmau5 - specifically the anthemic “I Remember” and was instantly hooked. It’s always been progressive house and the more melodic side of dance music that’s inspired him and that shines through in his own productions. Jack explains. “Early teens, I loved metal, rock whatever you wanna call it. I used to constantly wear this Slipknot hoodie which my dad used to joke needed to be surgically removed. I became obsessed with The Stone Roses in my later teens, then once I started listening to artists like Daft Punk and deadmau5, I completely shifted to electronic music.”
EMBRZ’s own productions sit at the more melodic end of the dance music spectrum. “I always try to keep an emotion in my sound,” he says. “But I want to display it in different ways. Be that in something soft and slow paced or something with high energy.”
Jack initally found success with two massive official remixes, Ellie Goulding’s “How Long Will I Love You” in 2013 and then The 1975’s “Settle Down” the following year. Both remixes showed his versatility as a producer, not to mention an instinct for melody. In 2017 he turned out a stunning, blissful remix of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me” - a remix so good it ultimately became the official remix for the track. Since then, he’s released a steady stream of stunning singles and his debut EP, including solo recordings “Home”, “Lights”, “Heartlines“ and “Breathe” last year.
Over the few years that Jack has been producing music, he’s notched up an impressive tally of achievements including several #1s on HYPEM, playing Ireland’s biggest festivals including Longitude, BodynSoul and Electric Picnic as well as live shows in Berlin, Brussels and Malta. Not only that, but he’s managed to clock over 12 million streams on Spotify, and radio support on BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM.
2018 will see EMBRZ release 5 brand new solo productions via Ultra Records the first being March 9th “Close 2 U“ feat Harvie. He’s also reportedly working on his debut artist album, set for release in 2019.