Michal Zietara

Our latest Crack Mix sees Michal Zietara serve up a dose of the warm, emotive tracks his reputation is built on.

The Polish DJ makes a point of being a good-time guy and the tracks he plays reflect the easy-going nature he’s trying to present. Having dropped a career as a chemist to become a touring DJ, he has the distinct impression of someone who is just glad to be out and playing, like a perennial Championship-level football team tearing into the established old guard.

That’s not to say he doesn’t belong in the increasingly international circuit he finds himself. As resident for Renate and one of the main players behind the Wup Wup collective, Zietara is a regular fixture in house circles in Berlin and Bavaria, and this summer will see him venture out to Italy, Croatia and beyond.

With his Crack Mix, he comes through with an hour of cushioned house music with a nod to the breaks that were ubiquitous in early US garage house. Driving without ever slamming too hard, Crack Mix 272 is bathed in a soft glow that makes the set all the more compelling.