Guy Gerber, an Israeli born techno DJ and producer, has just given an in-depth interview with the Huffington Post about the circumstances surrounding his sudden replacement of long time Pacha Ibiza resident Eric Morillo. Gerber's straight forwardness catches the attention of The Post as they write:
The matter-of-fact honesty is characteristic for Gerber, who has taken over Erick Morillo's Wednesday night party at Pacha, the longest-running event on the island known as dance music's Mecca. Take, for example, Gerber's response when asked about his relationship with Morillo: 'I don't really have a relationship with him, but I am a good friend of his ex-girlfriend.'
Not that there's any bad blood there. Morillo, who is now taking some time to focus on kicking drug addictions that have led him to be a no-show at several gigs, gets nothing but praise from Gerber. "I wish it was more interesting for the media, because I think sometimes it's good for pop culture to have some sorts of fights and stuff," he said. "But honestly, I have only good words to say about Erick Morillo. It wasn't like, 'OK, guys, I want to take Erick Morillo's place.'
Gerber, who's garnered respect in both the commercial and underground dance scenes, goes on to discuss how he is looking to change the mainstream status-quot on the once cutting-edge electronic music centric island:
"I feel like it's actually not the right time for a change in Ibiza, but I'm going to make it happen anyway," he continued. "It's becoming more and more commercial, more brands and more boats. I thought, 'Well, OK, that's cool, I'm not against it, but I want to do something different.' I want to give people a chance to experience something artistic, creative and less serious. But we are very serious about the line-up. The DJs that we book are very, very good at what they do. It was almost a suicidal gamble. I have a feeling that this experiment is going to be very successful."
The rest of the interview discusses Gerber's high rank in the Resident Advisor DJ rankings and the rapidly emerging EDM scene in North America, including his recent performance at NYC's Verboten Stage One Fourth of July event.
You can read the full article on the Huffington Post here.