Kyiv’s Standard Deviation relaunch their label with a fundraiser compilation

Cover Front (by Vic Bakin)

Kyiv’s Standard Deviation, the multi-disciplinary label arm of night club ∄, have relaunched to share a new charity compilation raising money for Ukrainian ground forces and volunteers.

As we near a year since Russia invaded the country, the label have rallied local Ukrainian artists and members of their international music community to continue their fundraising efforts.

The music is reflective of the climate it was produced in – dark and moody but full of hope – and features contributions from local producers including Koloah ft. Studnitzky Hanna Svirska, while outside of Ukraine there’s new music from the likes of Marcel Dettman, DJ Stingray, M.E.S.H. and Tzusing.


A statement from the label reads: “This release came together in between power outages, long hours without electricity, water and heat that all Ukrainians are currently facing. We believe it is crucial for the world to hear us and to see the brave resistance of the Ukrainian nation to the Russian occupants. This is what will guide our coming curatorial approach – highlighting music and art that reflects the current realities of Ukrainian struggle for freedom.”

All money raised will be donated to their K14 Fund, with the hope of reaching their funding goal of 500,000 UAH to purchase tablets for the 93rd Separate Mechanized Brigade and to support volunteer initiatives.

The label have also relaunched the Bandcamp merchandise with T-Shirts, posters, zines and more available to purchase.

Stream Maryana Klochko’s track.

From Ukraine, For Ukraine is out now.