Scheme (“Skhema”) parties are definitely at the top of the brightest rave happenings in Kyiv. This event, founded in 2014 by DJ Slava Lepsheyev, is often called the main rave of the post-revolutionary Ukraine. Scheme was mentioned in foreign mass media as “the new spirit of Ukrainian music scene”. The first Scheme parties took place in the skate park below Moscovsky bridge and at different abandoned industrial locations. Nowadays, the party is based at Dovzhenko film studio. The audience of Scheme mostly consists of teenagers and young people who feel nostalgic about the famous techno raves of the end of 1980s. If you want to join Scheme, you are welcome to wear your weirdest colorful clothes to support the positive atmosphere of the event. Scheme parties are held few times a year. A typical Scheme event is a crazy rave with many DJs that play mostly techno music all day and night long. To know about upcoming Scheme events, follow the party`s Facebook page.
Rhythm Büro started as a series of local parties in the beginning of 2015. Originally, Rhythm Büro kept to the “secret party” format that means that guests bought tickets but got to know the exact party location only at the day of the event. Nowadays, some Rhythm Büro parties are still held in this format, while locations of the other ones are announced in advance. The parties take place few times a year; some of them are open-air happenings in the forest. Line-up of Rhythm Büro mostly consists of techno music. The list of artists that took part in Rhythm Büro includes French techno star Zadig, Abdulla Rashim and Acronym from Sweden, Etapp Kyle and Woo York from Ukraine, Eric Cloutier from the USA, Artefakt from the Netherlands and other talented DJs. Apart from Kyiv, Rhythm Büro events were held in Prague, Krakow, Paris and Moscow. Rhythm Büro established its own label that already released the first record called Time EP. The next Rhythm Büro party is scheduled for September 8, 2018. You can find detailed information about it here.
The first LOW party was held 9 years ago. The party organizers say that it is one of the main disco events of the country functioning as a “travelling fair of music delights”. LOW parties organizers often invite unique artists from abroad such as French DJ Ivan Smagghe who has made remixes for Fabric London, Robert Johnson and Eskimo Recordings, Berlin DJ Massimiliano Pagliara, German DJ Benedikt Frey and many other. The guests appreciate LOW parties for the good choice of residents and cozy homely atmosphere. LOW parties are held once a month, usually in well-known Closer club. In summertime, LOW events take place on Closer`s summer terrace called “Lesnoy Prichal”. Sometimes LOW parties are organized in Kharkiv, Odesa and Lviv. The party was also presented in Berlin and Oslo. The next LOW party welcomes everyone on August 17, 2018. More information is here.
Brave! Factory fest, founded just a year ago by Closer club team, has already become one of the loudest electronic music events of the year. The second festival of free music and art will happen on the territory of “Kyivmetrobud” factory in Ukrainian capital in the very end of summer – August 25-26, 2018. This year, the program of the event includes 6 stages with music of different genres (from techno to jazz), art galleries, food courts and lounge areas. Rhythmic DJ sets will be accompanied by impressive video shows. The line-up of Brave! Factory 2018 consists of more than 50 artists including Floating Points, Squarepusher, Dj Stingray, Dj Bone, Mikky Blanco, Yves Tumor, Hidden Orchestra, Apollonia, Chris Liebing and many other. The territory and stages of the festival will be decorated by more than 30 painters and sculptors from Ukraine and abroad. Detailed information could be found here.
Feel These Drumz
Feel These Drumz is a young series of drum & bass parties organized by Lumber Room formation in Kyiv. The first party took place in autumn 2017. Since then, Kyiv drum & bass fans have already attended 7 Feel These Drumz parties at the different locations such as Barbara Bar, X Park and other, and there are more to come. Lumber Room also invites to the new Feel These Jungle party in Dom club on August 17, 2018. This event will be a gift for those who love old school jungle beats. Details are here.
#Basside Ukrainian music community has been organizing grandiose rave parties in Kyiv for 6 years already. The platform also has its own label called Basside Selection, presenting records of the new music talents of the country. On #Basside parties, guests can listen to the powerful bass sets of well-known Ukrainian DJs such as Sho, Selecta, Kemper and many other. The community also organizes performances of the eminent foreign DJs – for example, this year`s #Basside party on Atlas Weekend festival was headed by Guatemalan-American artist DJ Carnage. The next #Basside event is scheduled for September 1, 2018. Details are here.
Kyiv raves invite you to have fun during sleepless party nights full of rhythmic music and wild energy. Let`s dance!
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