Kyiv club ∄, has launched a multi-disciplinary label called Standard Deviation; Poly Chain and Nene H share the debut release.
Within Kyiv’s raging rave scene, club ∄ is an integral meeting point for non-binary and gender non-conforming folks with the club providing a much need safe space; it’s name ‘∄’ is a mathematics symbol meaning ‘there does not exist’. The epicentre of intersectionality in Kyiv, ∄ recently announced the launch of a new multi-disciplinary platform and label, Standard Deviation, that brings together all of the wider sentiments surrounding the club and amplifying this via the publication of music and visual art.
The debut release features one of Kyiv’s shining lights, Poly Chain alongside Copenhagen-via-Berlin breakout techno queen, Nene H. The alias of Sasha Zakrevska, Poly Chain came into existence during a move to Poland. No only a producer and DJ, Sasha also expels other talents in fields of visual design and composition for use in theatre and museums. As Poly Chain, she has become known for stylistic and imaginative techno and this seems ever-presented in her contribution to ‘STDEV001’.
Veering from feelings of aggressive acidic rage in ‘Render Slave’, second track ‘Jerry’ is markedly deep. Pairing lean kicks with licks of EBM, bubbling tear-jerking synths dance with gritty, unrelenting dissonance in the mid-range. Altogether, ‘Jerry’ transports us directly to the heartland of ‘∄’, marrying a sense of unwinding chaos and boundless love. Check out in full below.