For the second episode of Scary Beautiful – the audiovisual project created by DJ Nastia in collaboration with Ballantine’s, the DJ along her team visited the haunting area of Chernobyl in Ukraine – specifically the Chernobyl-2 facility, where the over-the-horizon radar station ‘Duga’ is located and where she played a DJ set.
The Soviet over-the-horizon radar station “Duga” located at the Chernobyl-2 which is not far from Pryp’yat facility is one of three comparable stations that survived to this day. The obvious reason for the aforementioned was the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant – the destruction of the reactor of the fourth power unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, located near the city of Pripyat, Ukraine. Until the mid-1980s, any information regarding the topic was classified which led to many speculations about the mysterious object. In terms of its impressive magnitude, the antennas of ‘Duga’ are 140m high and 300m wide. A rocket launched from the US reached the territory of Ukraine in just 20 minutes, so radars stationed at the border could detect the missile just five minutes before impact. Accordingly, an early warning system was required that was capable of detecting a rocket three to four minutes after launch. Undoubtedly, Chernobyl is a place that to this day stirs the hearts and minds of mankind.
As part of the Scary Beautiful project and following Ballantine’s with its notion of ‘True Music’ , Nastia has been pre-selecting unreleased tracks by producers from all over the globe, some of which you can hear in the episode’s DJ mix – later, some of these tracks will become a part of an LP that is going to be released via Nastia’s label NECHTO.
As the world has to adapt to a new pandemic reality, Nastia DJ is looking for new ways of supporting the global music community and club music through exposing fresh and upcoming talents. Scary Beautiful is aimed to not only support new artists, but also holds an objective of discovering our world anew and seeing it from a perspective that is so frightfully enchanting.
TRACKLIST: Metarøs – Static Influence (NECHTO) ORBE – Minds Over (NECHTO) David Löhlein – Insights Boan Leitt – Pandemic Call (NECHTO) LLL – 00 Phaze (NECHTO) Phil Molchanov – Kuzyuka (NECHTO) Ben Kinsky – Crystals Falling From The Sky (NECHTO) Elijah Tarkhanov – Perfomance (NECHTO) Iván Cubillos – Onofre (NECHTO) Samuel Andrášik – Remain (NECHTO) Soned – Thought it Was A Dream (NECHTO) A.V.D. – Silence (NECHTO) Metarøs – Сlosed Area (NECHTO) Inigo Kennedy – Trees Fell In Brody (NECHTO)
Christian Smith returns for his first solo release on Drumcode since 2016, re-contextualizing a classic vocal work.
The Sweden-born journeyman has been friends with Adam Beyer since dot one. In the rare instances he has released outside his own label Tronic, Drumcode has received the fruits of his studio labour. Besides the recent contribution to this year’s A-Sides Vol.9 compilation, we haven’t seen a stand-alone Drumcode release from Smith in four years, when his excellent ‘Force Majeure’ stood as one of the year’s label highlights.
‘Your Lovin” is his fifth release on DC, taking inspiration from a ’90s D&B classic. Driven by a Minimoog bassline and hypnotic arpeggios, Smith, a renowned perfectionist, made six versions before settling on the final cuts. The original is stripped back and searing, perfect for late night moments as restrained vocal grabs add colour to the techno palette. The ‘Ombi Dub’ is a straight-up propulsive tool that hits you straight between the eyes.
Nusha is the next techno’s rising star according to numerous portals about electronic music that follow her work. She started back in 2007, but she has been into the music since she was very young. In a very short time, she shared the DJ booth with Dubfire, Solomun, Green Velvet, Monika Kruse, James Zabiela and many more, playing on the best techno scenes around the world, from Buenos Aires to Singapore
Now, Nusha is back on Autektone! Be ready to get a taste of Nusha’s chaos with her brand new banging two-tracker.