How does globetrotting DJ/producer Guy Gerber (a.k.a. the self-described Larry David of techno) plan to top last year’s Wisdom of the Glove residency at Pacha? By starting a club night on the White Isle with no lineups or set times. Beginning May 27, Gerber’s new endeavor, Rumors, which shares its name with the jock’s label, will kick off at Plan Be. Rumors will run every week from June 10 until October 7. The parties will take place at Plan Be every Tuesday daytime from 12pm to midnight on the terrace and occasionally from 10pm to 3am inside the room. Obligatory press release gush from Gerber: “We believe in 3 to 4 hour sets for every artist. We want the artists to tell a musical story to the dance floor. That’s also why we prefer to repeat the DJs we invite once a month, to build a public following and allow them to fully foment their own vibe. Also, we want the public to come to the party because they trust us and are happy to wait for quality music and good dance floor times! Rumors is like a joke about the music industry where rumors and politics are everywhere… We just want to create GOOD and FUN gossip and make fun of the seriousness of it all in the process!” While no names of DJs have been made public even to us press types, the party promises to have a mix of big-name artists and emerging DJs.
Tel Aviv-based DJ/producer Guy Gerber has been in the news a lot in recent months. This season he took the reigns at Pacha in Ibiza, setting up his Wisdom of the Glove party after the club’s owners gave the boot to their resident DJs in an effort to bring back the essence of the Balearic sound and vibe. Gerber is also partners in Verboten’s new club opening soon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. If that wasn’t enough, last month he dropped a free album, Who’s Stalking Who?, brimming with a choice selection of deep, techy tracks.
During a brief North American jaunt, Gerber joined Sasha and Maya Jane Coles at Verboten’s Stageone party last weekend at the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn. We caught up with Gerber before his set and asked him why he gave his new album away for zero shekels.
He says giving away the album seemed like a good idea because it was a nice departure from the traditional setup required for album releases, one that doesn’t work well for an artist who admits that he’s sometimes lacking in patience. The wisecracking Gerber mused that he’s “not a righteous person” for doing such a kind act. “I’m the Larry David of techno.”
Watch the video and decide for yourself.
Image by Darren Ressler
2013 is shaping up to be quite an excellent year for Guy Gerber. The Tel Aviv-based DJ/producer has taken on Ibiza with his Wisdom of the Glove Wednesday party at Pacha, and he’s been pushing his sound forward in a big way. Today Gerber dropped a free album — not a DJ mix or EP, an album – on his SoundCloud, and it’s deliriously good. The album features 11 slinky tracks and captures the vibe of his night on the White Isle featuring notable guests like Four Tet, Jamie XX and Mathew Jonson to close friends like dOP, Shaun Reeves and Bill Patrick. Props to Gerber for rewriting the rules for Ibiza and putting the music first and foremost.
Who’s Stalking Who? Tracklist
1. One Arm Man Blues (Intro) 00:31
2. The Night of the Glove 08:56
3. I Never Wandered Where Your Heart Beats 04:02
4. Disorientation (2013 Version) 04:06
5. 25 Stitches 04:54
6. Can I Borrow Your Knife 06:10
7. Sign Of The Times 04:40
8. Who’s Stalking Who? 05:52
9. Chaim- Blue Shadows (GG White Isle Remake) 08:47
10. Irma and Lynda Bang The Drums 05:52
11. Run Herman, Run (Outro) 02:06
Tel Aviv’s Guy Gerber is a force to be reckoned with in the DJ booth and studio. When Big Shot found out that Gerber was making his debut appearance at DEMF, we asked him to keep a diary of his trip to Detroit. He enjoyed himself so much that he can’t wait to return to the Motor City.
After playing a fun show with Save The Cannibals at Rebel in NYC on Saturday, I headed to DEMF on Sunday to close up the Beatport stage. It was an exciting prospect. I had played in Detroit only once before three years ago, and I was naturally exited and honored to have the chance to go back and visit and play the spiritual home of techno.
I’ve always heard great things about DEMF from friends like Richie Hawtin, so I was looking forward to seeing what changes they had made for this year’s event. What’s great about festivals like Detroit is that they give you chance to connect with your peers. Lots of friends from the DJ community all in a small space. It was really cool to catch up with the Tiefschwarz boys, Luciano and Loco Dice and to say hello to my friends at Innervisions. It’s always fun to swap some stories and have a few drinks together.