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.
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