Gel Abril

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gelabrilTalking about the new age of techno, Gel Abril’s (Roy Brizman) name has been undoubtedly one of the most presents names on the underground movement lips. Debuting as a remixer for Shlomi Aber on labels such as “Ovum” (Freakside) and “Renaissance” (Moods), Gel started building his own profile with original material for his home based label: Be As One Imprint.
Thanks to the success of releases such as “Sparta” – with his fellow rising star from Tel Aviv, Itamar Sagi – and above all his first hit “Very Wrong”, Gel soon got into the techno rumble as testified by the huge support given to his tracks by the worldwide crossover top Djs.
In a short period of time, major labels started to keep their eyes on Gel’s unique profile and music approach, as testified by Ovum’s label boss Josh Wink, who soon signed “The Underground Bullshit EP”. The record instantly hit as a top 10 seller, and found its way in every major player’s records case with names such as Ricardo Villalobos, Laurent Garnier, Shlomi Aber, Luciano, Wink and many others. it was the German based label “Get Physical”, who was sure to take him soaring to higher grounds with the Miranda ep.
Since the start of his promising career development, Gel has been established as one of the most influential Djs and producers of the recent time, whose release upon release became an industry trademark. One of his first footprints, “Your Face Is A Mess” on “Be As One”, has been one of the past winter’s biggest anthem. Pushing forth with this wave of success Gel released an even bigger follow up, the dance floor stormer “Spells of Yoruba / Marir” EP, which once again came out under Shlomi Aber’s Be As One Imprint and became one of the biggest hits of 2007.
Meanwhile, Danny Tenaglia, Steve Lawler, Dennis Ferrer, Agoria and Valentino Kanzyani among others, have all knocked on Gel’s door to get his tracks licensed for compilations.
In recent years Gel’s abilities as a remixer have been making a buzz thanks to the success of his reworks of “Dennis Ferrer – Sinfonia Della Notte” on Strictly Rhythm, “SeHou – To Who Love” on Be As One, “Martyn Eyerer – Jazzy Thing” on BluFin and Slam’s “Variance” on Paragraph,
During 2011, Gel has released “Angola / Changes” on his home label Be As One and has saw him hitting dancefloors worldwide, touching countries like Japan, Columbia, Panama, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, with appearances at festival like Sonar OFF, Rave On snow.
Early 2012 will see him releasing a brand new collaboration with Andrea Oliva on Be As One. As Part of the Be As One label showcase and as one of the imprint main artists,. Gel has been trotting all over from the East side to West side of the globe, keeping the musical quality high and the underground musical tradition alive.



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