Dj Slater

Michal Smetana aka Slater is head manager and A&R of internationally well-known electronic music label Tribal Vision Records and at the same time one of the most renowned Czech DJs abroad.

His DJ carrier started in the late 90's, during the big boom of dance music in Prague. At the beginning of 2001 he decided to establish a new crew with the objective of organizing own music events - this was the beginning of the Tribal Vision collective.

Tribal Vision has been slowly getting engaged in more and more music-related activities, focusing mainly on a new wave of progressive and minimal sound. In 2004 Slater started to work on the first Czech progressive label and by the end of the year, Tribal Vision Records was born and slowly establishing itself as one of the leading labels on the progressive scene.

Slater has already compiled more than 15 CDs for various labels around the world, icluding famous series of Tribal Vision compilations (Lime Light 1-3, Vanguard 1-2, Cabaret, Street Art, Trash Art...). As a creative director of the label he is to be found behind the album releases of artists such as Vibrasphere, Brisker & Magitman, Tegma, Duca or Fitalic and countless singles and EPs.

Nowadays DJ Slater is playing a unique fusion of progressive, electro and techno, always including a lot of fresh new stuff from related artists and labels. He has already performed at plenty of parties and festivals across the globe, held in almost all the European countries from Portugal to Russia as well as oversea locations such as Japan, Brazil, Canada, Australia, China, Mexico, India, Israel, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia or Chile. You could already heard his sets at huge international festivals such as Glade (UK), Fusion (DE), Ozora (HU), Voov Experience / VuuV (DE), Soulclipse (TR), Sonica (IT), Virada Cultural (BRA), Antaris Project (DE), Akasha (AUS), Antiworld (UK), Tribal Echoes (MEX), Spirit Base (AT), Atmosphere (CH), Sundance (MEX), Enigma (BRA), Moisture Trance Steamer (MEX) or Fullmoon (DE) as well as prestigious clubs like Paramount and Absolute House (Shanghai), Ambasada Gavioli (Izola), Cube (Tokyo), The Coronet (London), Fiction (Goiania), Comfort 13 (Tel Aviv), Republic (Salzburg), Distillery (Leipzig), Label (Belo Horizonte), Posthof (Linz), Roxy (Prague) and many others.

Besides that, Slater is constantly promoting electronic music in the Czech Republic and co-organizing parties, festivals and label nights. Recently he has been working also on his own production with several releases and remixes scheduled for the next months.

Played in countries so far: Japan, Canada, Australia, Brazil, China, Mexico, India, Israel, Turkey, Morocco, Switzerland, Chile, Russian Federation, Portugal, Sweden, France, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Serbia, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Poland, Spain, Tunisia, Croatia, Italy, Macedonia, Slovakia, Czech Republic...

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