Tel Aviv's Shlomi Aber Has A New Voice
Shlomi Aber has moved crowds across the globe with his unique style of deep and tech-house, but rarely do the Israeli DJ/producer’s tracks feature vocals. That’s changed with his latest single, “Foolish Games,” a sexy house track that features French vocalist Moggli.
“I don’t really do a lot of stuff with vocalists,” Aber says from his home just outside Tel Aviv. “I think this specific one was a big change for me, because mainly when I work with vocalists, usually it’s a man. I just felt I needed something different. I needed a change.”
“I wanted to do this project I could be proud of and one that hopefully will be a classic 10 years from now. There are so many vocal tracks out there these days. I wanted it to be fresh and interesting enough to make the right impact.”
The track is just the latest project for the busy DJ, who splits his time between Tel Aviv and Barcelona, where the headquarters are for his Be As One imprint. A planned U.S. tour that was to include stops in New York, Miami and Montreal was cancelled last month because of Hurricane Sandy, but he’s planning on returning to the States soon.
“It’s just part of who I am,” he says of DJing and producing. “It’s the only thing I’ve been doing since the age of 13. It’s the only job I’ve ever had in my life. It’s part of my life. It’s something I will do for the rest of my life.”
He’s put out tracks on a host of trend-setting labels, including Ovum, Desolat and Cadenza, and has collaborated with Kenny Larkin and DJ Sneak and has a new song coming out soon with Argentinian DJ Guti. He’ll also have a new track on the forthcoming Desolat five-year anniversary album, alongside label head Loco Dice and Guti, among others.
“I like to do different types of music,” he says. “I like to do every kind of music as long as it is good. It can be really minimal, stripped down, it can be really hard, Detroit style. It has no limits.”
“I’m trying to release music that I will go back into my catalog ten years from now and will still play it. It’s all about the feeling. Ten years from now, that music will stay relevant.”
He describes the scene in his native Tel Aviv as “really cool” and says he draws inspiration from the fertile dance music underground permeating the Israeli metropolis.
And with a constantly busy production schedule, the clubs there will have plenty of new material from him to keep the masses dancing.
Shlomi Aber's "Foolish Games" feat Möggli is out on December 10 via Be As One Imprint.