The atmosphere is still lively, with a mixture of hardened punters in amongst the fresh faces adding an enjoyably wiggy edge. On Sunday afternoon the Leznoy Prichal, an outdoor area connected to the main Closer room, opens for business. Factory. The marathon timing is not to everyone’s taste. CLOSER is a versatile multi-use venue housed in an old factory in the district of Podil. The two-day event will take place at a TBA venue in August. May 21, 2016 Saturday 11:59 PM Closer. Read: Best Open-Air Party Venues in Kyiv There are many mini worlds contained within the sprawling universe of Ukraine’s premier house and techno nightspot Closer, a club that is unlike any other on the planet. “I knew the dancefloor would be full within ten to fifteen minutes. Buy tickets for every upcoming concert, festival, gig and tour date taking place in Kyiv (Kiev) in 2021 & 2022 Wed, 12 Apr 2017. Now an annual tradition, it’s grown into one of the most exciting electronic music events in the world. Closer is getting closer.. Kiev. Zip plays rare Dimbiman live set for Perlon anniversary party in Kiev The label's cofounder has invited Fumiya Tanaka and Spacetravel to spin at Closer. “It was my first time listening to Jana Woodstock and I totally loved her set. There’s no time for warm-up vinyls so I picked the records I was sure of,” he tells us. Expressions are cool and relaxed, like this is a totally normal thing to be doing in the middle of an extended rave session. Kiev venue Closer wins court case, announces upcoming schedule. Organizers have chosen 12 … The final decorations are put together in the week leading up to the event. It’s hard to tell whether it’s performance art or some sort of sleep-deprived game. Maayan Nidam, Binh, SE62, Noizar, Shakolin, Trippsy, Bambu, Timur Basha, Borys, pahatam, Pavel Plastikk, A Mountain of One, Mozhgan, Strichka Afterparty with Fumiya Tanaka and Tho, Carlos Souffront, Timur Basha, Igor Glushko. At Strichka, the entirety of the vast complex is unveiled. Respite is found on a towering bridge of a walkway out the back that’s dotted with giant bean bags for relaxing in the cool night air. Illegal parties in the city’s woodland are commonplace, events like Cxema transform many of the industrial locations into experimental rave dens, and so too does Closer’s out of house festival Brave! Independent art-center and club in Kiev, Ukraine. There are many nice little corners and rooms, gardens and terraces that invite you to stay. Factory. A very liberating feeling.”, In the hazy early hours, we emerge from a sweaty dancefloor and stumble into a makeshift tea room serving up hot brews and cream cakes to people lounging on a selection of Persian rugs. The offer is popular among fans, for the closer the date – the higher the entry price. Out February 14th, the record references historical German political events and esoteric meditation guides. 2 attending Roof Showcase: Evan Baggs • Christian AB • Max Vaahs PORT. It didn’t feel like a festival; it felt like a typical party at Closer—our club and arts center in Kiev—but with more dance floors than usual. @lifeinkyiv. Opening act Heinali & Volodymyr Shpudeiko perform a beguiling live set. Housed inside a former ribbon factory in north central Kyiv, the building holds a labyrinthine network of corridors, staircases and balconies connecting indoor and outdoor spaces used as bars, dancefloors, a record store, clothes shop, and more. In total, more than 200 people work on the festival, including many volunteers. Factory. Illegal parties in the city’s woodland are commonplace, events like Cxema transform many of the industrial locations into experimental rave dens, and so too does Closer’s out of house festival Brave Find live music near you. CLOSER 31 Niznejurkivska str., Kyiv . Lena Willikens packs out the spacious Otel’ room and impressively weaves slinky grooves into dizzying siren-esque synths as cold blue searchlights spiral overhead. Festival of Black American and improvised music. Alexandra arrived at Strichka following gigs in London and Berlin, and will leave it to go play in Ibiza. Security stroll past and eye them with a smirk before leaving them to rest. Tobias. Closer fought back strongly and successfully, blaming police corruption for the troubles, which the club said started when it refused to pay a bribe. Closer events. Strichka blends both in a kind of coherent chaos. Having now secured its status, the Closer team is committed to building a legacy the Ukrainian underground can be proud of. She tells us Closer is her favourite club in the world. Closer usually only has one dance floor and one terrace, but for that event we opened three. The case against the much-loved music and arts space was thrown out upon appeal. It curates parties and art exhibitions as well as live performances and festivals in the space. There’s just a few days to go before the highly anticipated Strichka mini-festival kicks off at Kiev’s Closer arts center—and the Closer crew has already revealed their next endeavor: Brave! Call (067) 250-03-08. 土, 11 7 2020. 28.2k Followers, 10 Following, 639 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Closer (@closerkiev) Factory brings a vibrant and free atmosphere to a forbidding industrial locationHow Cxema parties are changing the face of the Ukrainian electronic sceneGet the best of Mixmag direct to your Facebook DMs, Nastia rides the outdoor swing with her daughter, Closer hosted its first ever UK showcase at London club The Pickle Factory, court ruling that the venue was a hub for illegal drug trafficking, Brave! 2015-02-07 - San Proper & D. @ 6 Years Low, Closer, Kiev 2015-02-17 - The Mole @ 3 Years Masquerade, Closer, Kiev 2015-05-23 - DJ Qu b2b Jus-Ed @ Strichka Festival, Closer, … Many of the graveyard shifts are handled by Closer residents whom we’ve seen mingling in the crowd from the start – and who hold it down flawlessly when they step up many hours later. Closer has a devoted and passionate following in Kiev (Roman Ketkov) The Closer team have been running an annual festival called Strichka at the club for four years now, but Brave! Festivals can be more unwieldy, stretching out a journey of discovery that’s about the lulls as well as the highs. CLOSER is also an art centre, where they hold art and music lectures, exhibitions, jazz concerts, and the Stichka festival. Strichka started in 2014, when local hero Nastia proposed combining her birthday celebrations with Closer’s spring day party, inviting a number of her DJ friends to perform and transforming the event into a small festival. On May 20th, 2017, Closer will host the fourth annual Strichka electronic music festival. It starts bold and experimental, and ends trippy and deep. All rooms differ, but at the same time work together to complete each other,” says Closer’s PR manager Alisa Mullen. On a ‘normal’ night in Closer – if any can be labelled as such – you’ll find several rooms open to explore. Melliflow co-founders Alexandra and Vera perform alongside local artists SE62, Bambu & Trippsy, and Shakolin, laying a soundtrack of trippy grooves and woozy basslines. That first year was very comfortable. Phone . 10933 Followers. We’re here for the annual Strichka festival, the flagship event in Closer’s calendar and the unofficial start of summer, marking the first point in the year its outdoor dancefloors are thrown open. Mathew Jonson, Donato Dozzy, Deadbeat, Amp Fiddler, Jus-Ed, Idjut Boys, Mike Parker, Pavel Plastikk, Serge Jazzmate, Sebastian Mullaert, Molly, Roman K, SE62, Abelle, Samuel Deep, Objekt, Olegue Zabava, Nastia, Noizar, Tikiman, Shakolin, Trippsy, Splinter (UA), Bambu, Na Nich, Boston 168, Vova Klk, Timur Basha, Igor Glushko, Philipp Markovich, Pan Daijing, Borys, Lobanov K., Alex Savage, MYKYTA, Nastya Muravyova, Daria Kolosova, Koloah, pahatam, Yana Ponura, Poly Chain, Jana Woodstock, Vera Logdanidi, Ranishe Niyaak, Kӣr, Etienne debuts new live hardware project, Unknown Future, with world tour. All in all it feels like a big, thriving community without the outdated hierarchies of VIPs. Preparations are a year-long endeavour, the line-up of international and home-grown stars planned well in advance. Striking visuals of people gyrating beneath a black veil and performing ballet movements tracked by dim shadow trails are projected on the red brick walls surrounding the stage. Events in Kyiv, 2020-2021 Schedule of worlds music and theatre stars' performings on Concert.ua Popular concerts, festivals, plays⭐ Tickets online ⌛️ Delivery by courier Ticket offices ☎️ 044 222 00 22 Inside one room called The Pool we find a concrete room covered in long strips of silver foil that people are merrily splashing around in. And Strichka is testimony to its success. It means that Strichka becomes like [a source of] national pride – it is something people are talking about all over the world, and associate with Kyiv and Ukraine.”. Thu, 2 Feb 2017 In a seating area located atop the rusting carcass of a ship’s bow in the side garden of the venue we meet Sergei, who tells us he lived in London for seven years and thinks the Kyiv party scene is far superior, with friendlier crowds and less clinical clubs. The organizers behind Strichka festival will host Brave! Kiev club Closer starts new festival for 2017, Brave! Performers: No Performers Listed; EVENT DETAILS Strichka Festival at Closer. “The venue is very comfortable,” agrees German DJ Vera, who performs on Sunday night. The label's cofounder has invited Fumiya Tanaka and Spacetravel to spin at Closer. The Dvor courtyard is already bustling as they begin, but the bar queue remains empty as everyone watches, transfixed. A series of police raids targeted the venue in 2015 which unearthed small quantities of illegal drugs. One such institution is that of Ukrainian underground haven Closer and associated Strichka Festival and Brave! The festival, a venture from the team behind Kiev’s acclaimed Closer club, has the makings of an intense and industrial session. Get Closer, Kiev, Ukraine setlists - view them, share them, discuss them with other Closer, Kiev, Ukraine fans for free on setlist.fm! A trial followed, at which Closer was not represented, with the court ruling that the venue was a hub for illegal drug trafficking. Kiev, Ukraine. Strichka Festival — Kiev is gaining a reputation on the techno music scene, and many Berlin DJs will recognize its underground club Closer. There’s no hint of tension in the crowd of steezy 20- and 30-somethings, who all interact with good-natured warmth. It is a legendary nightclub that has been listed as one of the Top 20 nightclubs in the world. Kiev club Closer in trouble with authorities, police corruption blamed. Elsewhere, Nastia rides the outdoor swing with her daughter, who she is thrilled to bring to Strichka for the first time. “Shakolin reminded me of Rhadoo. Post a comment. A group of people in animal onesies writhe together in a corner while a photographer snaps photos of them like he’s on some kind of sesh-head safari. This year’s bill includes Ross From Friends, Vera, Norm Talley, Burnt Friedman and Lena Willikens alongside the rich pool of local talent. Places like The Alchemist pull in cocktail and hip hop loving crowds, while Closer, a popular club hidden inside a derelict commercial complex, is more low-key with a focus on techno and house. We’re dining in the vegetarian eatery Savage Food, named after riotous resident DJ Alex Savage, a stylish area right in the eye of the venue featuring attractive Art Deco tables and verdant greenery spilling from plant pots. “There was a time when I had to prove to journalists that it’s not just another rave,” says Alisa. The industrial footprints of its undergound music scene are all over Kiev’s commercial techno festival… Kachalka. When it comes to dancing, there are options for every kind of groove. There is a great opportunity to get early birds tickets to festivals in Kyiv – tickets at a deliberately lowered price. As a festival inside a club, the mood at Strichka reflects the sweet spot it hits between the two. "kiev international film festival" (hereinafter kiff) is an annual, international film festival traditionally passing in may 2017. The music kicks off at 8pm on Saturday and runs non-stop through to the early hours of Monday. Heinali, the younger member of the family duo, generates head-spinning electronic throbs on a modular set-up, while his father vigorously tap-dances as living percussion. Structural renovations begin a month out, as new passageways are built, floors are pulled up and replaced, plants are seeded, and walls are painted. Alex Savage and Timur Basha close out the Otel’ and Metaculture stages respectively, through to 9:AM, while Noizar and Borys hold down the Dvor courtyard from 6:AM until 10:AM – all managing to keep the vibes electric. It’s hard to impress, but we do everything to surprise not only visitors but ourselves.”. Strichka Festival at Closer in Kiev Track Share. “Each year we rethink the space. Skee Mask looks tired as he arrives, and takes to Twitter after his 7:30AM finishing set to encourage promoters to book him for earlier slots if they want to get the best out of him. But like many clubs in the region and beyond, Closer has also been the subject of unwanted attention from political forces. 59 Tracks. Good club nights tend to gradually unfold, the warm-up and the peak time uniting to lock you into an optimal headspace. “I really love the vibe of the crowd, it’s so beautiful and intense,” says Alexandra. Closer is an art centre in which a modern gallery space sits alongside nightlife as an important component of musical culture. Romanian DJ Alexandra and fellow Melliflow boss Vera pick out Ukrainian artists like Shakolin, SE62 and Jana Woodstock as among their favourite sets of the weekend. Kiev clubs. Some people are fast asleep on benches. No expense is spared on the production. Factory. In May, Closer hosted its first ever UK showcase at London club The Pickle Factory and advance tickets sold out. The energy feels more leisurely than a gruelling Berlin-style club marathon. Strichka Festival is a 30-hour odyssey within Kyiv's factory-turned-club Closer. Factory on August 23-24. Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Features Editor, follow him on TwitterRead this next! Her slow, trippy, electro punk and industrial music was something new, interesting and very attractive to my ears,” says Alexandra. The venue and art centre has been a hotspot for underground house and techno but the growing cost of operations and limited income has meant that Closer … Download Magda - Live @ Closer (Kiev) - 23-02-2019 DJ Set in MP3 format or listen online with the finest quality on the web - and find many more Live Sets & DJ Mixes from our collection. The heat in the roasting third floor attic is borderline unbearable, and ramps up as Paranoid London power through a ferocious live set of pumping acid and rasping vocals that keeps the heaving sweatpit at capacity throughout. The music runs for more than 30 hours across seven dancefloors, starting at 9:PM on Saturday and rolling non-stop through to the early hours of Monday. Closer resident Trippsy notes how the influx of foreign guests to Strichka has “made some major influences for the scene”, including bringing the Ukrainian artists to wider attention. Perfect transitions, masterfully woven together without rush, letting the music take control and guide him,” says Vera. Those interested can purchase not only a season ticket, but also a ticket for one day. 14 comments. All those who make the journey leave impressed, not only by the dazzling club space but by the strength of the local artists. In between it feels like anything can happen. Strichka festival May 20 Closer / 31 Nizhneyurkovskaya Str., Kyiv, Ukraine Featuring: AUX88, Plaid, Monolake, Lil Louis and other artists. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Closer ⎜ Lesnoy Prichal on your desktop or mobile device. No future events currently found at Closer in Kiev (View past events).Check out the similar venues below or view events in Ukraine. Silent Servant, Praslesh, Aux88 head to Closer. 1 attending Richka Kharkiv, Borova, Central Beach Other messages include ‘Hug me - you can't get HIV by hugging’ and ‘Talk to me - you can't get AIDS by talking’. Factory brings a vibrant and free atmosphere to a forbidding industrial location, How Cxema parties are changing the face of the Ukrainian electronic scene, Get the best of Mixmag direct to your Facebook DMs, Words: Patrick Hinton | Photography: Sasha Whiteside. Past events After … The Kiev's club schedule for the next few months—including the full lineup for this year's Strichka Festival—has been locked in. How it was two years ago at Strichka Festival (Closer).. Rhadoo (r:pia:r; RO labels) - Romanian techno producer and … Strichka and Closer are becoming better known, attracting higher numbers of foreign visitors each year, but it doesn’t end there for Ukraine. And the effort shows. 土, 11 7 2020. Brave! Less about clinging on in a peeling basement until the final crumb of stamina leaves your body, and more about soaking in the full breadth of the action at a comfortable pace, with plenty of room for hedonism. About event. “Now I have to close the accreditation because of the huge amount of publications that want to come. Burnt Friedman follows with a live set that evolves from bleepy and sparse tones to an enthralling groove, before Recent Arts takeover with a blend of airy but powerful vocals and off-kilter soundscapes. The smoking area of MetaCulture, next to the renowned Closer, and a component of the magical, secluded courtyard club complex off Nyzhnoiurkivska Street… Brave Factory. 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