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[Party] After another gracious gathering at HEAR with Daniel Bortz & Chopstick & Johnjon, you could surely make an argument that HEAR is not only rolling, but quickly gaining momentum. Next up on March 2nd, Harmonic rest their sonic laurels on one of their “go to” artists, an apple of all techno enthusiasts’ eye, as well as dance floor pillager, DEREK PLASLAIKO – who will be performing an all night, 8+ hour, open-to-close set till the cows come home!! Bring a comfy pair of kicks on this evening of musical savagery, ‘cuz you’re likely to be dancing all night!
Plaslaiko cut his teeth in Detroit at the city’s famed Record Time store, selling records to some of the city’s famed DJs and producers. He took these retail experiences and applied them to his fledgling DJ career, earning a residency at the Tuesday night weekly Family. Filling the city’s Motor club on an unlikely party night is no mean feat, but Plaslaiko’s keen selections and infectious energy won over the house heads in the audience. So much so that Plaslaiko was asked by Carl Craig to play at the inaugural edition of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, as well as representing Spectral Sound around the world without ever having released a track on the label.
Eventually, Plaslaiko moved on to New York City where he quickly found himself another residency at The Bunker. He was was named “Best Techno Party DJ” by The Village Voice in 2006. It was in New York as well that Plaslaiko first began to produce music, leading to his debut release in 2010 on Perc Trax, a 12-inch that was played by DJs like Peter Van Hoesen, Pfirter and Paul Woolford upon its release. Now based in Berlin, more tracks are in the works and the DJ gigs keep piling up. Rightfully so, after eagerly signing up for an 8+ hour marathon set at HEAR!