Nastia’s ascendency to her current status has been nothing short of an unexpected whirlwind of success. The DJ, promoter, label owner and producer was born in a tiny village in Ukraine and forged her own path to widespread recognition out of her sheer love for music without any formal training.

Nastia landed her own weekly radio show onKiss FM Ukraine-the country’s biggest station for dance music-and became a resident DJ at Kazantip, the pioneering dance music festival held on the Crimean Peninsula that she continued to be heavily involved with up until 2011.

By this time, she was one of the most well-known DJs of her home country and landed a residency at the legendary Moscow clubARMA17 that she holds to this day. She founded the Propagandabrand in 2010 for her radio show, and in 2013 she was well placed to begin her own record label of the same name