My 5 Favorite Things: Guy Gerber
After releasing material for over a decade, Israeli producer Guy Gerber has built-up a back catalogue and a production ethos that marks him out as one of the top tech-house producers around. However, tech-house is, in reality, a fairly crude blanket term for a producer as varied as Gerber. Whether dropping woozy, sci-fi synthlines onto spacey tracks like “Timing” or crafting sharp, minimal club cuts with an off-kilter edge, as in “Arcenciel,” Gerber thrives on variety and experimentation.
This trait is also apparent in his latest project, which sees him mixing the latest instalment – volume 64 – of the acclaimed fabric series, featuring a highly impressive 16 new tracks, including collaborations with Deniz Kurtel and Clarian North, from Montreal dream-pop act Footprintz. It’s a blissful, melodic record, with plenty of deep house and techno, retaining an ethereal quality throughout.
We asked Gerber about his favorite selections from his home country, Israel.
1. Restaurant: My all time favorite restaurant is The Wide Heart which is near the main market in Tel Aviv. It’s a very simple place that serves meat on skewers and some of the best humus in town. This is the first place I go to when I come back home.
2. Producer or DJ: Chaim. Just an amazing guy and very, very talented. Last year he released a beautiful album on BPitch Control.
3. City: Tel Aviv. I wasn’t born there but lived there most of my adult life. The sea, the people, the food, the sense of humor, all make it one of the freshest places in the world.
4. Club: At the moment it’s a place called The Block. They bring the best DJs and the crowd is very nice.
5. Bar: Sheseq (apricot), where all the music lovers go. A bit nerdy, but there’s always a good vibe and great music.
Fabric 64 is out now. Guy Gerber will be launching the record at fabric on July 21. Tickets can be purchased here.