When I was a kid I used to produce parties. In the age of 10 I started a group of kids who’d host parties in their parents’ house. Every week the party changed its location. I played music from my double-cassette tape, mixing the stars of that era, like London-Beat, Dr. Alban, Michael and others. I was very much into parties until around the age of 21.
Then it stopped. For some unclear reason, I lost interest in the party culture that was so important to me all these years. That was a 14 years pause. Last July, I went to a club for the first time after all these years. Immediately I felt at home, safe, belong. It was amazing. Tel Aviv’s club ‘The Block’ is really one of the best clubs you can dance in. The DJ’s were Michael Mayer and Daniele Baldelli. That night was not to be forgotten.
When I started my new duo Water Knives with Ofer Bymel on drums, it was clear to me that this band will be based on rhythm, pulse, hearbeat. Life. After all, we’re only Bass and Drums in the band.
The lessons I’ve learned in the clubs, about how electronic music evolves itself from the second it starts, through the emotional rollercoaster with the peaks and lows – are now brought to the new music written for Water Knives. We don’t make electronic music, but that rollercoaster is evident.
Here’s a good example of lessons I have learned in The Block. If you like this video, you can share this post to your club friends 🙂