Crate Diggin’
A guide to Guy Gerber’s back catalogue

Guy Gerber is one of electronic music’s most dominant forces. He’s been DJing and releasing records for almost two decades, but it was only as a teenager he ignited a passion for music. Until the age of 15, Gerber was a member of Israel’s under-16 national football team. By his late teens he was fiddling with drum machines and obsessed with Joy Divison and My Bloody Valentine – two seminal rock bands whose avant-garde approach to guitar music still inspire Gerber today. Heavily influenced by multiple genres, Gerber’s best known for fusing melancholy and euphoria, a sound that’s often imitated but rarely executed with such conviction. As he returns to Room One this September, we went through his extensive back catalogue to pick out some of the highlights of his career to date.

Guy Gerber – This Is Balagan [Cocoon]

This Is Balagan was Gerber’s first release on Sven Väth’s powerhouse imprint, Cocoon. There’s probably no better description for the song than “balagan”, translated in Polish as “a mess”. Sounds move on top of each other, the perfect collision to keep the dancefloor moving.

Guy Gerber & Shlomi Aber – Sea of Sand [Cocoon]

Gerber joined forces with fellow Israeli producer Shlomi Aber for this Cocoon anthem. Sea of Sand is a slice of dreamy progressive house, fusing droning bass with the kind of melodies that sound perfectly tailored for beachside sunsets through the summer.

Guy Gerber – Full Circle [Rumors]

Secret Encounters was Gerber’s first solo release on Rumors, the label he runs as an outlet to represent his much-loved party series. Full Circle isn’t Gerber’s biggest track, but its catchy melody and mysterious vocals help make it one of his most memorable moments.

Guy Gerber feat. Dawn – Hate Love [Supplement Facts]

Like many records Gerber’s released over the years, Hate Love is a sunny banger, as likely to light up Ibizan beach parties as it is festival stages on the Adriatic Sea. Released with a hand from R&B specialist Dawn Richard, Hate Love touches on house and trance to excellent effect.

Guy Gerber & Puff Daddy – Terminal K [Rumors]

Who could forget 11 11? Gerber teamed up with US rap behemoth P Diddy for the Rumors-released album in 2011, and Terminal K was among its best moments. The catchy bassline, paired with its meditative middle eastern vibe, helped show any doubters that the two heavyweights were perfectly suited.

Guy Gerber – Turkish Delight [Nite Grooves]

Turkish Delight is one of Gerber’s heavier tracks, released on Nite Grooves in 2005. A simple house beat like this isn’t Gerber’s go-to dish, but, at 130BPM, it’s an instant dancefloor weapon.

Guy Gerber & Chaim – Saltamonte [Supplement Facts]

2007 was a big year for Gerber, helped by a string of big releases on his Supplement Facts imprint. Saltamonte, one of his collaborative efforts with Chaim, combined progressive-leaning house with punchy techno – ideal peak-time material.

Saturday 7th September

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