Derek Plaslaiko is one of the finest DJs to come out of Detroit’s mid-90s techno scene. The current Berlin resident is known for playing extended sets that test the very limits of what might be considered house or techno, with a fearless attitude that’s guided him through several important residencies over the past 20 years, including Family and Untitled in Detroit, and The Bunker in NYC. It’s also the sort of musical muse that lead him to play an hour of hip-hop during his record-breaking 12-plus hour DJ set streamed from his living room on Boiler Room in 2014.
“In Detroit, you could play anything you wanted,” he says of the environment where he developed his DJ discipline. Derek drove down the California freeway with host Joshua Glazer for a casual conversation unlike any other you’ve heard on Rave Curious. Check it out.
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