Globally considered the deep house man of the moment, Vakula has gradually established himself as Ukraine’s most demanded musical phenomenon. Konotop-native Mikhaylo Vityk gained international recognition in 2008 after a series of highly acclaimed releases on upfront electronic labels such as Meakusma, Dekmantel and authentic DJ mixes filled with thick, fudgy analogue groove and crisp multi-layered rhythmic palette. Inspired by his traditional instrumentalist grandfather and bandura performer, he contrives to blatantly project Ukrainian and Slavic identity into a Detroit state-of-mind musical context through analogue synths, drum machines and old-school vinyl records. Vakula recently launched his own vinyl-only imprint Leleka, referencing to the Ukrainian cultural landscape and his passion for folk explorations, as well as participated in Firecracker’s Shevchenko affiliate, titled in honour of his countryard’s literary master. All the while he’s been regularly delivering sell-out EP’s for committed labels and has just released two full-length albums under aliases Vedomir and V.