Dis-patch & Drugstore present
Promo + Benefit Party
Friday, April 10th
[The Bunker NY / Detroit-New York-Berlin]
Local support: Piece of Shh… / Schwabe / WhyBaneWhy / Moodswinger
TICKETS: 300/400 RSD
Dis-patch Collective and Club Drugstore are announcing a brand new, joint not-really-a-festival production for the first weekend of July (July 3rd 2015). Through this special event entitled PLUSPLUSPLUS [+++], the wish is to offer a different experience of electronic music for audiences from Serbia and around, through a non-stop 48-hour open-air event, in the mountain and forest ambience at a location south of Belgrade.
Beside the new, extraordinary context for putting up this sort of experience – inevitably inspired by events such as Artmospheric [Bulgaria] or Labyrinth [Japan] – the aim is also to bring the event to life in an entirely different way than is the case with most of the standard, corporate-sponsored festivals, through a DIY/DIT approach and the involvement of local and creative communities. The audience will have a chance to enjoy performances – mostly live sets – from carefully selected local and international talent on a first-class PA system, as well as other outdoor-oriented activities – under an open sky in the magic woodland surroundings of central Serbia, aka Šumadija.
We wish to create a place and moment in time for you to explore your own nature, and the beautiful nature and people that will be surrounding you.
THERE IS NO OPPOSITE TO NATURE [R.Buckminster Fuller]
The first promo and benefit party [all proceedings will go into the +++ production budget] is scheduled for April 10th special apperance of Detroit-born, Berlin-based DJ Derek Plaslaiko. Join us at the very start of this new journey!
Expect more info on +++ in early April & do get in touch and involved – firstname.lastname@example.org
There’s nothing wrong with modesty. But some DJs are too modest, and Derek Plaslaiko is one of them.
As someone that has thrived in some of the most competitive scenes for electronic music in the world, he has plenty to brag about. 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 — Watts and Syntax were employers as well, once upon a time — 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 and affiliation with the Wolf+Lamb crew. As part of one of the most respected Friday night events in the city, Plaslaiko has played alongside Daniel Bell, Marcel Dettmann, Baby Ford, Alex Smoke, Amtthew Dear, Mike Servito and countless others, and even 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.
Derek also started the intriguing podcast site Snowprayers (http://snowprayers.net/
), while his own mixes are regularly featured across finest electronic music blogs on the net. More recently, in 2014 he was in the spotlight again as the performer of the longest-ever Boiler Room set, when he took the decks for 12 hours, straight from his living room, with such a versatile and refined music selection that only a “digger” like him could put together. Now based in Berlin, more tracks are in the works and the DJ gigs keep piling up. As we said, there’s plenty to brag about. Not that he’d do it himself that is.
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