Derek Plaslaiko is a Midwest-born, Berlin-based DJ, but he has much love for our Emerald City. He's been a solid fixture at Decibel Festival, Seattle's annual international gathering of electronic music, where he's showcased both his deep yet functionally body-moving skills as a selector as well as his legendary all-night partying stamina. In
I don't think it's any secret how much I love it out there. There was discussion on a possible move there last spring, but I ended up coming to Berlin instead. You guys have a nice lil community out there chock full of great people. And I always love Decibel. I guess a memorable story to share (if I had to pick just one) would be of Decibel last year. After playing Decibel 3 years in a row, Sean and I decided to take a year off from playing it (partly because the flight costs from Berlin decided it for us) and possibly come back this year, if it works out. Well, my long time friend Brandon Ivers just wasn't having that. So, he and his roommates decided to fly me out and do an after hours at their house with basically me playing from like 1:30 til I dropped, or the cops came. They boarded up their windows, decorated the place with a ridiculous (in an amazing way) "Cypress Hill Theme", invited a ton of people and packed the house in. It was pretty incredible in there. The cops eventually came (twice, if I recall) so they had to shut it down, but that was around 5:30 or 6. There were still plenty of people to keep going (Seattle legend Donte Parks was still dancing, so that's enough reason to keep ANY party going right there), but it was a decent time to end it.
Tonight, Plaslaiko plays TechYes! at Re-Bar, with Albert, Ctrl_Alt_Dlt, and Murdoc, $10 before midnight, 21+. There will, of course, be an afterparty.