Blazej Malinowski

Take any of Blazej Malinowski’s numerous projects—his wide-ranging productions, powerful DJ or live sets, events, radio shows or record label Inner Tension—and you will find the same ethos at the core. They’re all built on a passion for creating uplifting moments through electronic music, and on an open- mindedness to explore, collaborate and evolve.

Malinowski started DJing in early 2000s Warsaw, while eagerly discovering early US house and techno music. Together with his friend Michał Wolski, Malinowski started the Fünfte Strasse Project as an event series and radio show. From there, gigs quickly began to flow. His skills behind the decks stood out, and before long Malinowski was playing across Poland and around the world, delivering beloved sets of driving, contemporary techno.

While developing an uncompromising musical identity as a DJ, Malinowski began to translate his nuanced interpretation of techno, ambient and experimental music into productions. His first released works landed in 2012, laying the groundwork for records on acclaimed labels such as The Gods Planet, Svreca’s Semantica and Claudio PRC’s 012. Fast forward to today and Malinowski is a go-to name for tripped-out, psychedelic grooves for pitch-black dancefloors.

Despite his acclaim as a techno artist, Malinowski holds the more experimental side of his craft in equal standing. He is the founder of the A/V event series Why So Silent?, which pairs electronic music with silent movies, and also continues to push his boundaries through collaborations, such as the leftfield duo Keen Distress, or B2B sets.

Though Malinowski recently made the move to Berlin in order to fully realise his ambitions, he remains as committed as ever to his native Poland’s musical landscape, holding down a residency at Jasna1 and tirelessly championing the country’s cultural history and vibrant scene. From his new home, a global hub for dance music, Malinowski is pushing himself to explore the full range of possibilities within techno’s ever-evolving framework.