Michal Smetana aka DJ Slater is label 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 carrier started in the late 1990's, during the big boom of dance music in Prague. In the last decade he performed at countless parties and festivals across the globe, held in almost all the European countries from Portugal to Russia, Sweden to Greece and everywhere in between, as well as oversea locations such as Japan, Brazil, United States, Canada, Australia, China, Mexico, Israel, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia or Chile. You might have already heard his sets at huge international festivals such as Boom (PT), Glade (UK), Fusion (DE), Ozora (HU), Voov Experience / VuuV (DE), Aurora (GR), Soulclipse (TR), Sonica (IT), Virada Cultural (BRA), Antaris Project (DE), Akasha (AUS), Antiworld (UK), Tribal Park (MEX), Spirit Base (AT), Atmosphere (CH), Sundance (MEX), Enigma (BRA), or Fullmoon (DE) as well as the prestigious clubs in Shanghai, Tokyo, London, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, Paris, Mexico City, Sao Paolo, Berlin, Moscow and many other places. These days, DJ Slater is playing a unique fusion of progressive and techno, always including a lot of fresh new stuff label related artists.
DJ Slater has been also collaborating with different artists in the studio on brand new tracks and remixes and as a result there were releases coming out recently - including well-known hits East Block, Virada or remix for legendary French artist Jaia. Slater has also compiled more than fifteen CDs for various labels around the world and as a creative director of Tribal Vision Records he is to be found behind the album releases of artists such as Vibrasphere, Jaia, Brisker & Magitman, Peter Gun, Tegma, Duca, AstroNivo or Fitalic and countless singles and EPs.
Besides his regular dj sets, Slater is also performing with his dj/live project DJ Slater feat. U-Prag Drummers, consisting of Akai APC 40 controlled Ableton live, different sets of live percussion, cello and other musical instruments.
Played in countries so far: Japan, Canada, Australia, Brazil, United States, 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...