In the mid-Nineties, DJ Derek Plaslaiko made a name for himself on the Detroit rave scene with what promoters describe as clinical ... sophisticated sets. A residency at legendary club Motor soon followed, as did high demand on the Midwestern party circuit. Plaslaiko toured, sharing the stage with Acquaviva and others, and helped pioneer a new era of Motor City nightlife. Then he left for New York. In 2006, he was voted Best Techno DJ by the Village Voice. Today hes a resident at The Bunker at Galapagos in Williamsburg and has a steady international touring schedule. Point is, dude puts in work.
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Catch him at Amendment XXI before he heads to Tokyo. Plaslaiko will be here with fellow turntablists D.R.U.N.K.E.N. and Pomps for D:Pomps Minimal Sessions. Admission is $15 at the door, but you can get in for 10 bucks if you e-mail your name to firstname.lastname@example.org, or text it to 786-897-8473. Visit www.spankmiami.com.
Sat., July 19, 2008