MICHAL POLIAK

MICHAL POLIAK

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Michal Poliak started his career unlike any other DJs in Czech Republic. Hailing from Breclav, his constant commitment to his work and talent burst him into claiming a name... read more
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Biography

Michal Poliak started his career unlike any other DJs in Czech Republic. Hailing from Breclav, his constant commitment to his work and talent burst him into claiming a name in the international electronic music scene.

Formerly known as BB Mike, he discovered his passion for DJ-ing while on a trip to Canada in 2001, after performing at an underground party and attending Montreal’s infamous record shop “Terminal” run by local DJ hero Yaz – a staunch supporter of Montreal?s biggest names like Misstress Barbara, Tiga and DJ Preach – he then met the latter while browsing through records. Since then, Michal learned the tricks of the trade by none other but his idol: DJ Preach. After returning to the Czech Republic, Michal decided to devote himself to supporting the local scene by playing in clubs such as Fabric in Ostrava and even organizing his own nights: Insomnia and Amnesia at Club Laguna in his hometown. His contribution into the local scene attracted the attention of Czech’s and Slovakia’s club promoters and gave him the opportunity to perform at the most reputable clubs such as Paradogs, Fabric, Bobycentrum, Barumba and many more.

In 2003, Michal Poliak became resident at Breclav’s hottest nights at Citadela. His name very soon started to appear in line ups of other big events such as Antistatic, Ibiza, Observer, Stereodome. He then joined DJ Preach on a Balkan tour performing in places like Bulgaria, Croatia and Kosovo and finally concluded the trip with a last performance at “Gloom” party in the hills of Quebec, Canada.

2004 added another addition to Michal’s DJ residency, claiming his place at the infamous “OSeex” in Brno and “Bluck” in Breclav while building a name for himself in the surrounding neighborhoods of Austria, Slovakia and Croatia. His lust for Canada continued when he performed at “Cube” in Quebec City and decided to pursue his production carrier after receiving pointers from his mate DJ Preach.

In 2006, Michal was ready to take it to the next level and landed performances at Czech’s most acclaimed festival “Hrahouse” and club “Impremium” thanks to his funky and addictive sound that resonated during his public appearances. Production wise, Michal witnessed the birth of his first number which landed him a spot on Citadela?s album compilation: Citadela Vibe III. His strong dedication was inspired by the work of Bryan Cox, Brazil’s Wehbba, Peppelino, Mojado and Len Faki. He was very particular about colorful composition of melodious and energetic rhythms. This led to the release of his first single in conjunction with DJ Orbith titled “Phantom EP” later that year. Thanks to the success of the latter, Poliak went on to collaborate with DJ Preach on the one hit bootleg wonder “Crazy” featuring Gnarls Barkley which gained support from international DJs especially from Paul Van Dyk.

This gave him the opportunity to release his first mix compilation “Live from Barbarossa” and a list of other singles starting with “Duplex 01” with DJ Orbith followed by his own independent single on DJ Preach’s Relic Recordings label featuring remixes by Filterheadz and Elton D titled “World Republic” that caught the eye of Carl Cox and his BBC Essential Mix.

In 2007 Michal he entered the organizational team of the biggest Czech indoor action: Apokalypsa, and took part in the realization of this successful event with headliners such as Adam Beyer, Cristian Varela, Space Djz, etc.

In 2008, Michael continued to climb up the talent chart by rolling out nine new productions and gaining support of the DJ masses like Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Gareth Emery, Eddie Haliwell, Christopher Lawrence, Phynn, Andy Moor, Suzy Solar, Flash Brothers, Orkidea, Martin Roth, Discomania and many more. He then headlined some of the biggest events in the region such as Transmission 2008, Creamfields Central Europe, Machac, Free Summer Festival, Hradhouse etc.

2009 witnessed “Black Mamba EP” on Ying Yang records topping the techno charts on Trackitdown for four weeks. On March 6, he was announced the producer of the month of February on Slinky fm’s CGI Sessions program. Later this year he was also rewarded for his production when he claimed the third spot on O2 Dance Music Awards poll in The Czech Republic in “Project or Band” category.

Michal Poliak’s latest project became his own radio show concept called “World Republic” which started broadcasting on worldwide radios such as Slinky fm, DI fm and PureSound and locally with exclusive sessions on Czech Danceradio.

Music

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