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Michal Schwa is the man behind BEEF records andelectronic duo Shades Of Gray. Michal became engaged inmusic thanks to his father, who is also a musician himself aswell as an owner of a recording studio in Prague – ORM. In2002, Michal started his weekly resident night in Prague atCross Club and since 2003 he has been working as asound engineer at ORM studio. In 2004 Michal, along withDJ Slater, started working on the first Czech progressivelabel and by the end of the year “Tribal Vision Records” wasborn.At the end of 2005, Schwa rapidly changed his style and theidea of an innovative techno/house label became reality andthus established the foundation for “BEEF Records.” BEEFrecords has since then been slowly establishing itself asone of the hottest labels on the underground house scenewith release from respected artists such as Robert Babicz,Deepchild, Joyce Muniz, Kreon, Jet Project, Arnaud Le Texier,Shur-i-kan, Pezzner, Mike Monday, Jori Hulkkonen, Jef K andof course his very own Shades of Gray…In 2005 Michal moved to Sydney where he met his studiopartner Nick. As Shades of Gray they quickly gained areputation as one of the busiest acts on the Sydneyunderground scene by rocking the floor at legendaryReckless Republic parties in Kings Cross. It wasn't longafter that the boys were touring internationally performingfrom Tokyo to Moscow and Paris to Prague. T heir debutalbum “Soul Machine” was critically acclaimed by the pressreceiving glowing reviews in DJ Mag and DeBug to name afew. Tracks from the album have been charted and playedby some of the key players in the scene and also licensedfor OM records, Defected and Clubstar compilations.Furthermore Dj Mag included the ‘Soul Machine’ LP in the ‘50best albums of 2012’!Schwa’s sets are not strictly one style oriented; he coversall different aspects of quality electronic music. Schwa hasperformed at various events around the world (North &South America, Asia, Europe) and at huge internationalfestivals such as “Circoloco” (Australia), “Open Air Field”(Czech Republic),”Machac” (Czech), “Parihaka” (NewZ ealand), “No Mans Land Festival” (Hungary), “RainbowSerpent” (Australia), “Earthcore Carnival” (Australia), “GoodVibrations” (Australia) and while touring Asia Michal had achance to perform at the biggest club in Japan – Ageha.

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