Joining us for the 5th edition of the Phonica Friends & Family Mix Series we have Ukrainian DJ and producer Bohdan.
Bohdan is one-half of the Kyiv-based electronic music duo Asyncronous. These guys first came to our attention with their critically acclaimed debut release ‘The Art of Fighting In A Dream’ on Berlin-based label Slow Life. The release was a firm favourite of ours over here at Phonica, it provided the soundtrack to many days in the shop throughout the year and we went on to include it in our top ten ‘Best Singles of 2019’ feature. In fact, we liked it so much that we reached out to the pair to see if they would be interested in putting together an EP for our own label. The result was the excellent ‘Pangaea Nova’ EP, which is comprised of six deeply atmospheric techno and ambient soundscapes, each packed with scattering drums, dubbed-out synths and syncopated basslines. Check it out here.
Bohdan’s artistic career blossomed during the mid-2000s. He initially started out as a Drum & Bass DJ and organiser of many significant events around Kyiv. Several years ago he delved into the world of music production, with a focus on “atmospheric, mental techno and its various manifestations” as he describes it.
His DJ sets, as well as his own productions, cover many bases – from organic atmospheres and spatial sound landscapes to functional, intense, and hypnotic techno cuts. Bohdan’s 2-hour long mix recording below reflects this perfectly. Enjoy!