Mastermind – Mastermind EP

Mastermind | Ultra Vague

Mastermind aka Vladislav Neykovich is a 25 year old talented artist from a cultural hub and Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea, Tallinn. He was born in Odessa, Ukraine, started to write music when he was 15. He used to experiment with such genres as Hip-Hop, Dubstep, trip-hop, Illbient, Dub-techno, Future Garage, but currently he’s back to Trip-Hop.

Mastermind | Ultra Vague
Mastermind | Ultra Vague

From a very young age I had a cassette player and a couple of cassettes with fairy tales at my disposal. When I’ve managed to reach the chest I gained an access to an extensive music collection starting from Willie Tokarev to Klubbheads. I still remember a couple of landmark moments from the first audition. It made such an impression on me and it is still fresh.” – Mastermind


Mastermind was influenced by

– Tarantino Collection Cassettes and Please Hammer Do not Hurt Em album by MC Hammer, so the first words he learned in English were “can not touch this”, while Tito & Tarantula is still one of his most beloved bands.

– A short-lived “Pagabu” program on Prosto Radio, aired every Saturday at 20:00, the DJs reviewed some fresh wicked tracks from the world of hip-hop and I was putting all this on tapes.

– His mp3 collection included Public Enemy, which opened the sound of the old school hip-hop for him.

– In the 9th grade when he was already listening to Onyx, Cypress Hill and Wu-Tang, the guys from the party showed him an application Fruity Loops after which he started making bits under the nickname of L.A.X.

On the 1st grade of college I began to delve into the dubstep, my favorite artists were Doctor P, Flux Pavilion, but I wanted to sound like Kryptic Minds or Truth. I started to record tracks under the pseudonym 187’Victim and everything seemed to go pretty well, but I got my laptop broken and lost all the music.

The first, who impressed him from the world of trip-hop were Shitao with their album “Lines” and The New Law. I liked Shitao’s dark mood, the way it was pumping him up with heavy beats, while The New Law instilled him the love for saxophone, besides, he realised that it was something similar to what he was looking for.

Then the character Mastermind appeared. My teenage depression has gone, but the favorite style has remained. Only the mood was now dictated by the music of DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, Nujabes, Dan the Automator, RJD2, etc. Since then, a variety of favorite music has been actively replenished with tons of favorite styles from Stoner Rock to Illbient and all this has somehow and continues to have an impact on my work under the pseudonym Mastermind. – Vladislav

НастяЗникає – Облич безліч (2017)

НастяЗникає - Облич безліч (2017)

Here is a brand new LP by one of a kind, Kyiv based Soul / R&B band НастяЗникає (NastiaZnykaje), it is called “Faces Plenty” (ukr. Облич безліч).

A few years back the band started as a solo act of it’s front woman Anastacia Osipenko . She sang accompanied herself on a guitar and it was stunning already, but now there drums ( Lena Bo), Double Bass (Yuri Shakalov) and keys ( Natalie Vovk ) plus some special invited guest musicians such as Dimitry Korolik on Sax, etc.

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НастяЗникає tour dates

There are 10 open-air mood songs you might enjoy. Ukrainian music is getting more and more popular around the globe and this release is in Ukrainian. Who needs to understand words if you speak the music language?

Credits:

Lyrics & Music: NastiaZnykaje (НастяЗникає)
Voice, Guitar: Anastacia Osypenko
Grand Piano: Natalie Vovk
Bass: Yuri Shakalov
Drums, Tamburin, Shaker: Lena Borychevska

All songs were recorded, mixed and mastered at
SoundPlant Studio, Kyiv, 2017

Sound Engineer: Anton Blashuk
Sound Producer: Yuri Shakalov
Cover Art: Yuri Shakalov

Meanwhile, if you are happen to be in Kyiv on 6 Nov., I’d recommend you to attend their album presentation gig.

Це перший лонгплей НастяЗникає в повному звучанні, ґрунтовна спроба віднайти свої звучання, свої обличчя, безліч кроків до самих себе.
Слухайте, купуйте на онлайн-платформах і приходьте на презентацію альбому 6.11!

Google Play: https://goo.gl/mQNeZ7
Apple Music: http://apple.co/2ijZvjx
Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/2zoaMug
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2z4tDYd

Слова і музика: НастяЗникає

Вокал, електрогітара: Анастасія Осипенко
Рояль, електронне піаніно, металофон: Natalie Vovk
Бас-гітара, електроконтрабас: Yuri Shakalov
Ударні, тамбурин, шейкер: Lena Bo

Саксофон (“Безліч Альбертин”, “Ще ніколи”, “Невпевнено”): Dimitry Korolik

Партитура для струнного квартету (“Скафандр і метелик”): Moe Nagasi
Струнний квартет QuadArt Group:
Андрій Коляда – скрипка
Александра Рукомойникова – скрипка
Віктор Чернявський – альт
Іван Муха – контрабас (партія віолончелі)

Запис, зведення, мастеринг: SoundPlant Studio, Київ, 2017
Звукорежисер: Anton Blashchuk
Саундпродюсер: Юрій Шакалов

Обкладинка: Юрій Шакалов
Модель: Nataliya Zayonchkivska

Лейбл: Ultra Vague

НастяЗникає – Вчора

ENG:
“Yesterday” (Вчора) is a second single from an upcoming LP by Kiev based soul / r’n’b band NastiaZnykaje (НастяЗникає). The band comments, “This is an attempt to imagine that you can perceive the world anew. When you see the things clear. As if your life, all you think about, everything that you are and is not, began only yesterday …” iTunes
Vchora cover art by NastiaZnykaje (НастяЗникає) | Ultra Vague
Vchora cover art by NastiaZnykaje (НастяЗникає) | Ultra Vague

NastiaZnykaje (НастяЗникає) is a Ukrainian, Kiev based soul / r’n’b, jazz-rock band. They hit the largest Ukrainian festival venues such as: Atlas Weekend, Koktebel Jazz Festival etc. did an opening act for Krykhitka (Крихітка), toured 11 cities around Ukraine and performed in Prague.
On November, 6th NastyaZnykaje is to perform their first big solo concert dedicated to the release of their brand new album “Облич безліч” (Plenty of Faces).

Credits:
Lyrics & Music: NastiaZnykaje (НастяЗникає)
Voice: Anastacia Osypenko
Grand Piano: Natalie Vovk
Bass: Yuri Shakalov
Drums, Tamburin, Shaker: Lena Borychevska

All songs were recorded, mixed and mastered at
SoundPlant Studio, Kyiv, 2017
Sound Engineer: Anton Blashuk
Sound Producer: Yuri Shakalov

Cover Art: Yuri Shakalov

Label: Ultra Vague
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НастяЗникає / NastiaZnykaje
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vk.com/nastia.znykaje

UA:
«Вчора» – спроба уявити, ніби можна сприйняти світ наново, незамуленим поглядом. Так, ніби все, чим ви живете і про що думаєте, все, чим ви є і не є, почалося тільки вчора… iTUNES

Слова і музика: НастяЗникає
Вокал: Анастасія Осипенко
Рояль: Наталія Вовк
Бас-гітара: Юрій Шакалов
Ударні, тамбурин, шейкер: Лена Боричевська
Запис, зведення, мастеринг: SoundPlant Studio, Київ, 2017
Звукорежисер: Антон Блащук
Саундпродюсер: Юрій Шакалов
Обкладинка: Юрій Шакалов
6 листопада, 20:00, Caribbean Club (вул. Петлюри, 4) – НастяЗникає відіграє сольний концерт
RU:

НастяЗникає – группа, первоначально существовал в сольном акустическом формате, а в 2015 году перерос в фул-бэнд. Они звучали на крупнейших украинских фестивальных площадках (Atlas Weekend, Koktebel Jazz Festival и др.), Играли на разогреве у Крихітка, объехали 11 городов Украины и выступали на вечеринке в Праге.

После синглов “Время вспять“, “Слова, слова” и клипа “Пена дней” группа выдержал паузу для работы над новым материалом.

В сентябре 2017 был презентован клип “Ще ніколи”, в октябре выходит альбом “Облич безліч”.

6 ноября НастяЗникає поделится настроением с киевской публикой в ​​Carribean Club Concert Hall.

 

Uvarious Artists Vol.5

“Inspired by Him only, I discover what is already created by Him [Nārāyaṇa] under His vision as the all-pervading Supersoul, and I also am created by Him only.” Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.17 

Two identities of soul, the Supersoul and the individual soul, are admitted to be in the living entity, even by the greatest authority of the universe. The Supersoul is the Supreme Lord, the Personality of Godhead, whereas the individual soul is the eternal servitor of the Lord. The Lord inspires the individual soul to create what is already created by the Lord, and by the good will of the Lord a discoverer of something in the world is accredited as the discoverer. Srila Prabhupada’s Commentary to Ś. B. 2.5.17

Uvarious Artists by Ultra Vague Recordings is a compilation series tending to present the best new and established artists around the globe.

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