Vakula, Joy O, Juniper
For our next party we invite Ukrainian dj and producer Vakula, playing alongside residents Juniper and Joy Orbison in support.
Surfacing in 2008, Mikhaylo Vityk AKA Vakula has created one of the most consistent and prolific discographies of recent times, covering a spectrum of sounds that blend rich atmospheres, jazz, soul & dub infused samples with classic US house and more experimental techno leanings – crafting something very much his own.
As Vakula, and notably his Vedomir alias, he has released on esteemed labels such as Firecracker, Dekmantel, Quintessentials, Ethereal Sound, 3rd Strike, Unthank, and his own Shevchenko and Leleka imprints. His dj style uses an equally varied palette as his production, meandering through more of his personal & abstract influences along with experimental house & techno and more direct four to the floor sounds – a dj who is willing to turn more unexpected corners than most, not following form and function but with a great talent to keep everything cohesive.
March 16th sees Vakula’s much anticipated Manchester debut, giving us one of the first opportunities to see arguably the most talented individual of the new generation of house music practitioners.