original source: shepherd express newspaper

Derek Plaslaiko's Edgy Techno

By Jenn Danko - 03.27.08

Projekt Plaslaiko: In the past three years, Detroit-area native Derek Plaslaiko has made Milwaukee a staple show ground for his unique spin on techno. This time, the seminal selector/producer drops in for the second installment of Projekt, where his precision on the decks meets the precise musical taste of his audience.

Last month's inaugural Projekt event proved that Milwaukee's underground EDM set is hungry for more than the conventional flair of house and hip-hop. As a DJ, Plaslaiko defies convention. In 2003, he helped form the original team of DJs at Detroit's Untitled parties, along with Tadd Mullinix, Matthew Dear and Mike Servito. Currently, he maintains a residency at the Bunker at New York City's Subtonic, as well as a spot at the touted Wolf Lamb monthly parties.

While Plaslaiko has more recently garnered a following with hipster sets, he continues to remain true to the raw, techno vibe that shaped his status from the start.

Derek Plaslaiko performs on Friday, March 28, at Projekt at Six Degrees (518 N. Water St.). Milwaukee's Sirfice opens the show. Music 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. CD giveaways throughout the night. No cover charge.