Techno movement and illegal raves in Berlin emerged right after the fall of Berlin Wall as the form of revolution, to showcase freedom. In past few years we can hear more and more about how the scene in Kiev is true underground. Scene in Kiev emerged after 2014 when the country fell into a crisis, and there things work like no where else, from promoters who cooperate when it comes to tickets, and that they even make schedules when there are big parties at the same time so that the people can hear both big acts.
Stories we heard about their checking at the door are also unique, because instead of being chosen by their appearance, they are tested if they know the DJs that will play that night. This way only people who really know and cherish electronic music and culture can attend.
Speaking of rave scene, we have to mention Схема, event organization throwing real underground raves, and of course Strichka Festival no one should miss. Strichka festival is located on the grounds of an old ribbon factory in Kiev. Nastia, a prominent member of the Ukrainian techno scene is a co-founder of the festival.
In the following video you will meet Slava, creator of Cxema, walking us through hypnotic techno rave and his crew.