Watch the Beatport Documentary ‘Off The Record with Nastia’

Jul 1, 2022
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By
Cameron Holbrook

Beatport has announced today the launch of their documentary film series, Off The Record, which provides unparalleled access into the lives and careers of some of the biggest names in electronic music. Off The Record provides a deeper understanding of industry luminaries at the forefront of the global DJ industry.

For its very first project, Beatport is exploring the world of Ukrainian DJ Nastia in Off the Record with Nastia, a film that follows the journey of the techno heavyweight as she navigates life after hearing the shocking news that her country has been invaded.

Viewers will get an inside look at the chaotic life of this international DJ come refugee, who after being forced to flee her beloved home and relocate to Amsterdam, is reunited with her daughter and mother back in Ukraine. Nastia discusses her continued ambition to raise money for her native country by touring. Viewers get a front-row seat for her performance at Printworks in London, witnessing Nastia’s uncompromising love of her job and relentless drive as a DJ even during difficult times.

Nastia discusses using her platform and voice to raise money and spread awareness about the situation in her homeland as well as her hopes for the future of her career and her country. In addition, the film looks at Nastia’s music career and life in Ukraine before the invasion, the backstory of how a small-town girl becomes a big-name headliner and a figurehead of a thriving nightlife scene that has been decimated.

Nastia is just one example in a country of 44 million people who have had their lives drastically changed by war, but she is a passionate and prominent voice in electronic music with a large audience who is making a difference.

In addition to the film, you can watch the Q&A discussion with Nastia and Ralph Moore (Mixmag/Acetate Management) from Beatport’s recent private screening of the documentary in London below.

Donate to Nastia’s “Freedom For Ukraine Tour” here.

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