A crisp sun-filled side street and ginger tea awaited for the first meeting with David Elimelech. Not a name immediately familiar to those outside Tel Aviv
Champion producer Frankie Knuckles to the enigmatic Larry Heard; Prescription Records boss Ron Trent to techno demigod Derrick May. In just four short years the Gherkin Records discography reads like a Who’s Who of Chicago house history, yet the imprint shut up shop in 1991 and disappeared without a trace. Jack Pepper interviews Brett Wilcots.