DJ Q/A with Erez Ben Ishay

June 22, 2013 in DJs, Events, Words by Mark Vicente

Erez Ben Ishay is one of the hottest Djs in the Gay Circuit Scene right now. Currently on tour with his Grindr show, Erez Ben Ishay will be hitting Appollon tonight in Montreal and will be at FLY in Toronto for Pride the following week. Here’s what he had to say about being a DJ:

MV: What/Who inspired you to become a DJ?
Erez Ben Ishay: Peter Rauhofer of course. I can’t forget the day I saw an article about his first Live@Roxy cd and I didn’t know him back then but something told me I should buy it. That’s what made me fall in love with circuit music.

MV: Can you remember the gig/moment that propelled you from local DJ to International DJ?
Erez Ben Ishay: My first international gig was in one of the best clubs in world! The Week, São Paulo, so I can say for sure it was the point in my career that changed everything.

MV: What is the importance of Club Culture in society?
Erez Ben Ishay: First of all, I think that anything that related to music is important to society. But for me it’s the option to have a place to run from all your daily problems and to have few hours of pure fun with your self and with your friends.

MV: What kind of experience can people expect from an Erez Ben Ishay Party?
Erez Ben Ishay: First people can expect to have updated beats; I’m always in search-mode because I get bored quickly from playing the same tracks. And secondly in today’s gay market you can see lots of Djs playing the same commercial shit and I can’t handle it anymore so that’s why I try to keep the commercial aspect to a minimum as much as possible.

MV: To date, what are you most proud of in your DJ career?
Erez Ben Ishay: I think the fact that I’m the only Israeli DJ that, in almost 4 years has done gigs in more than 40 cities around the world is enough to be of proud no? :)

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