RA catches up with the talented DJ as he finally starts his production career in earnest.
They call them "DJ's DJs." The type of guy everyone seems to love, but the one that can't seem to catch that break that will vault them to the level that you know they deserve. Derek Plaslaiko is a consummate example, a DJ too humble to trumpet his obvious talents, yet one too obviously talented to credibly remain humble. Needless to say, he's one of RA editor's Todd L. Burns favorite spinners, which is why he nabbed him for the latest edition of RA's Exchange.
The two have been friends for a number of years, which is why this particular Exchange might be a tad more familial than normal. But we think that with an acclaimed EP finally under his belt (after a number of years without a production credit), that the time was right to delve into the Midwestern scene from which he came. Topics include how to open for Laurent Garnier, how he stole his DJ name and pixie sticks.
Photo credit: Seze Devres
Derek Plaslaiko - Raw Jam - Perc Trax
Matthew Dear - Anger Management - Spectral Sound
Rythim Is Rythim - It Is What It Is - Ten
Jeff Mills - Changes of Life - Tresor
Plastikman - Plasticity - Plus 8
Robert Armani - Circus Bells (Hardfloor Mix) - Djax-Up-Beats
Brother from Another Planet - Planet Earth - 7th City
Global Communication - Maiden Voyage (Spiritualized Electric Mainline Mix) - Dedicated
Sterac - Primus - 100% Pure
Cajmere feat. Dajae - Brighter Days - Cajual
Charles Manier - Bang Bang Lover - Ghostly International
James T. Cotton - Oochie Coo - Spectral Sound
The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil - Decca
Derek Plaslaiko - The Glass Bead Game - Perc Trax