May 28th Prague will see one of the biggest electronic music players, Guy J. We caught up with Guy J and asked him few questions.
I traveled a lot in the world and I’ve never been to Prague even as a tourist , heard from a lot of people it’s the most beautiful city in Europe...First of all, thanks a lot for doing this interview with us!
Thank you for choosing me :-)
How’s life treating you nowadays?
No complaints to be honest, working hard, enjoying every second of writing music and playing music.
Is Prague going to be your first time? Have you visited Prague before?
First time in Prague, I traveled a lot in the world and I’ve never been to Prague even as a tourist , heard from a lot of people it’s the most beautiful city in Europe , wish I had more time to walk around!
All right, first things first. Can you quickly tell us what got you into electronic music back then back in your home town?
What got me into electronic music was the power of electronic music. Israel has a very big scene known, from psy-trance to house, techno and everything else, so I was exposed to it at young age and saw how its energy help people unite while they are in a club, or at the love parade for example.
Israel has a very big scene known, from psy-trance to house, techno and everything else...How is your typical day? Can you walk us through your day briefly?
When I’m not traveling I start the day with getting updated on e-mails and all this stuff , then I go to music till after noon , sometimes later , depends if i feel I’m on a roll this day , and rest of day I spend with my beloved family.
What are you working on at the moment? Any special musical projects that we should know about?
Well, for me it is always special, I write a lot of music to come with something new to my gigs, I have a couple of remixes lined up, just had my remix EP released on Lost & Found with remixes for Guy Mantzur , Sahar Z , Henry Saiz & Pedro Aguiar , so very productive times in the studio :-)
What’s your source of inspiration?
My travels are the biggest source, night life are different in every country, in every club, it is something else, and going to all this places and seeing the different cultures, it’s amazing, you always learn something new, and express it with music .
My travels are the biggest source, night life are different in every country, in every club, it is something else...Your favorite piece of gear at the moment?
DSI Prophet 6, this is the best synth I’ve heard from what I’ve heard.
What’s your favorite set up for djing?
At the moment I’m using Traktor, I was using Ableton before, but I am happy now with Traktor.
Do you prepare for your gigs? Do you have some sort of a routine?
I play a lot of original material so for me the preparation takes me the entire week because all the work I do in the studio is for the up-coming weekend.
Argentina is my favorite, the crowd there is most thirsty and passionate for music, it is amazing...You favorite place to play? I know it’s difficult to say but, let’s just say if you were to choose two favorite places?
Argentina is my favorite, the crowd there is most thirsty and passionate for music, it is amazing.
You have been on the scene for some time now. Do you think the electronic music is still evolving? And what about the scene in general, what are your thoughts on it?
I think it is developing all the time, music is like fashion it changes all the time and it is always coming back to its foundations. I think we are lucky to have all this amazing tools today to create electronic music. I just hope people are using the tools the right way as some create music very fast and then the creativity is disappearing.
Any message for your Prague fans?
I can’t wait to play music for you! See you very soon.
Catch Guy J the 28Th May at The Creative Party, Klub Lávka, Prague