About Mihai Popoviciu
Born in Romania in 1981, Mihai Popoviciu was drawn to the fast-growing rave scene of the 90’s. He started producing music in 2001 being influenced by the techno and house virus and it took many years of experiments until he came up with his first vinyl release on DJ Hell’s imprint Gigolo Records in 2005. Since then he has steadily added chapters to his personal success story with solo projects and those with partners like Markus Homm or Jay Bliss. After the release of his first EP First Contact on Pascal Feos' label Level Non Zero Recordings, Mihai joined the Highgrade family together with Markus Homm in late 2007. From then on the duo have had several successful releases on the Berlin based imprint like Deaf Sniper, Lagoon or Urban Ballroom. When teaming up with Jay Bliss the duo call themselves Hermannstadt Collective, a DJ and producing team that has made big waves on the dancefloors all over the world with tracks like Raw Fruit, Thirst Day or Safety Match.
It’s not a big surprise that Mihai’s reputation as a DJ grew fast in the past years taking him to Europe’s most important clubs and venues. His DJ sets have a distinctive personal touch that deliver a perfectly balanced mixture of groovy beats, warm pads and musical emotions.