Derek Plaslaiko delves into the realm of dance music in which the head and body are equally active. The records he plays click and whirl inside the brain while the low end keeps the body busy. Mixing lush techno with jackin’ house and a healthy dose of Detroit classics, Plaslaiko is known for his creative track selection, seamlessly woven by pin-point mixing skills that rival international DJs like Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, and Laurent Garnier (all of whom Plaslaiko has shared deck time with). A lifelong music obsessive, Plaslaiko began DJing in 1995, becoming a regular on Detroit’s weekend rave circuit. He was a virtual resident at the city’s legendary Syst3m Poorboy and Analog parties, as well as the weekly resident at Motor-Detroit’s Tuesday night throw-down, Family. Derek was invited by Carl Craig to play the inaugural Detroit Electronic Music Festival in 2000. In addition to events across the Midwest, he has played internationally (in Dresden and Koln) and has taken to the decks at clubbing institutions such as Smartbar in Chicago and Tronic Treatment in New York City. Plaslaiko has played alongside Josh Wink, John Acquaviva, Kevin Saunderson, Richardo Villalobos, Baby Ford, Ectomorph, Matthew Herbert, Mike Huckaby, Green Velvet, and Luke Slater. Trained in the masterful arts of Motown DJing, Derek Plaslaiko is heading up yet another wave of Detroit talent poised to rejuvenate dancefloors across the globe.