Scary Beautiful - DJ Nastia’s audiovisual project created in collaboration with Ballantine’s is finally back with new episodes and an exciting second season. Prepare yourself for a whirlwind of new music and hauntingly mesmerizing locations. For the first installment of the new season, Nastia visited “Kyiv First Machine-Building Plant” formerly and famously known as “Bilshovyk”.
Following Nastia and her mission to promote rising and promising underground artists, the industrial location flawlessly merges with the raw and powerful energy of Nastia’s techno mix (техно микс). “Bilshovyk” is an example of decline, debt accumulation, and a problem for the state budget. All this is due to past corruption and inefficient governance. Currently, the main activity of Kyiv’s First Machine-Building Plant lies not in production, but in leasing its premises, which account for 75-80% of all income. The company itself is unprofitable, and the amount of debt to third parties, including tax debt, exceeds UAH 500 million.
Today the enterprise is in the active process of preparing for privatization, which will attract funds to the state budget, opposing the multimillion-dollar debt situation that it now finds itself in.
The joint project of Anastasia Topolska (Настя Топольская) and Ballantine’s continues to acquaint the audience with the fascinating places of Ukraine and opens up techno and electronic music to the world. Scary Beautiful was first launched on November 24, 2020 and presented five episodes shot at five unique locations in Ukraine, including the Morozovsky Quarry, Chernobyl-2, Tarakanivsky Fort, Carpathian mountains and the ArcelorMittal factory. The first season of Scary Beautiful had more than 300,000 views and received the support of such global media platforms like MixMag, ResidentAdvisor, Electronic Groove, DJ Mag Italia, and many others.
Nastia will once again play a DJ set at each location which will consist of techno music (techno set , techno mix) consisting of unreleased tracks by Ukrainian and foreign electronic producers. Subsequently, the selected songs will be included as part of future LPs on Nastia’s label NECHTO.
"NECHTO released 5 releases of the first episodes of Scary Beautiful, and after the open call of the second season I received 4 times more demo tracks than the first time. The project resonates with the public and continues to support the global music community, giving beginners a chance to present themselves on the world arena, ” says Nastia.
As the world is slowly getting back to normal during the pandemic, Nastia DJ continues to support 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.
00:1:29 Subject Xero - GITS X (NECHTO)
00:05:31 Haze Live - Taiko (NECHTO)
00:09:25 Lorenzo Mauro - Spect (NECHTO)
00:13:21 Denis Dekay - Abell (NECHTO)
00:17:26 MTEUS - Land Of No Return (NECHTO)
00:20:43 LLL - Adrenochrome (NECHTO)
00:23:56 VOST ڤوست - Let Go
00:27:20 Ar_yan.P - Aliens Are Here (NECHTO)
00:31:22 Juan Castillo - Twisted Nicki (NECHTO)
00:35:59 Duncan Macdonald - Lachesis (NECHTO)
00:39:08 Israel Toledo - Under The Water (NECHTO)
00:44:00 Samuel Andrášik - The Vessel
00:46:03 Incorrect Waves - TON 618 (NECHTO)
00:50:02 p.g.alvar - Supermassive Blackhole
00:54:48 Francesco Russo - Love And Unstable Wickedness (NECHTO)
00:59:44 Enter The Void - Acid Funk (NECHTO)