Two renowned underground dance music producers, Guy Mantzur and Tamir Regev have launched a joint release on the Moments label. The two-track conceptual material has utterly displayed impeccable studio skills. Guy’s and Tamir’s music is breathtaking, starting with ‘If I Were You’ featuring Kamila and ending with ‘Moongazer’. Although Tamir lives in New York and Guy in Tel Aviv, the distance of 9,109 km does not restrain their creativity. Guy and Tamir usually start with one of them sharing a basic idea with the other and then go back and forth with edits until they feel the music is right. Their collaborative strength is having an open line of communication between them. The laid-back heroes of the genre chat about the Moments Ibiza residency, the pandemic, the creative process, and much more.
WWD: What do you believe your strength is as an artist?
Guy: I always believed in being true to myself and the fans instead of following the trends. Trends
always tend to be replaced by new trends. As a musician, you have to check boundaries and
always get excited to do what you do, especially while creating music.
Tamir: I work hard! Been in the studio non-stop for the past 2.5 years creating roughly 80 tracks. That way I can choose only my best work out of it (which is usually a third) to play and release.
WWD: What inspired you guys to produce If I Were You?
Guy: We did it through the days of the pandemic while we were all locked up wishing for the ending of this period. We created tracks even before the releases on All Day I Dream, Plattenbank and LifeArt, Netflix “Fauda” Remixes. I remember that one day Tamir and I talked about creating something with the potential of leaving a significant mark. We had started the creative process from a place of uncertainty. Nonetheless, when we finished, we were sure we had succeeded.
WWD: How did your collaboration come together?
Tamir: Guy Mantzur and I work a lot together. Guy works from his Tel Aviv studio and me from my NY studio. We usually start with one of us sharing a basic idea with the other and then go back and forth with melodies, synths, and edits until we feel the music is ‘right’. I think our collaborative strength is by being great friends and having a real open line of communication between us (basically not being afraid to say when a part doesn’t work.
WWD: What does it add to the music when you collaborate with someone?
Guy: It always inspires me to collaborate with highly skilled artists because it’s a way to bring more
colors to the painting and open it to new dimensions. Especially when I admire the artist’s
capabilities, the outcome can be magical.
Tamir: When I collaborate with someone my goal is to create different music than what I am able to create by myself. Sharing new ideas and learning from the process is a great benefit of working with another artist.
WWD: Where can fans see you perform live next?
Tamir: Moments Tel Aviv with Hernan Cattaneo, Guy, Sahar Z, DJ Zombi, and Yehuda Narkis.
Guy: During the lock-down era, many shows have been canceled or rescheduled. I’m looking forward to playing in places I haven’t played in the last two years. As part of the summer residency, I’ll be playing at the Moments party at Akasha in Ibiza. I also intend to play Moments parties in Tel Aviv and other places worldwide. I also have Loveland (Amsterdam), Burning Man (Nevada, US), Egg (London), We Are Lost Festival (Toronto), and some more exciting shows on my schedule.
Release Date: April 8th, 2022. Buy Here