8Kays: A Melodic Journey through Music and Resilience

Step into the enchanting realm of Iryna Shvydka, also known as 8Kays, a Ukrainian producer, deejay, and live act. With her melodic, groovy, and emotional music, she has made a name for herself in the world of melodic house and techno. From her notable releases on Afterlife to her recent accomplishment of joining the legendary Bedrock Records label, 8Kays continues to evolve as an artist. Join us as we delve into her musical journey and explore the resilience she has shown in the face of adversity.

8Kays: A Melodic Journey Begins

Embark on a melodic adventure with 8Kays

8Kays, also known as Iryna Shvydka, is a Ukrainian producer, deejay, and live act who has captivated audiences with her melodic, groovy, and emotional music. Since founding her project in 2014, she has made a name for herself in the melodic house and techno scene.

Her track 'Morning After The Rave,' released on Afterlife, propelled her into the spotlight and solidified her position on the melodic techno map. With her unique sound and impressive production skills, she has become a sought-after artist for Afterlife and other renowned labels.

Join 8Kays on her musical journey as she continues to evolve as an artist and push the boundaries of melodic techno.

A Dream Realized: Waves on Bedrock Records

8Kays achieves a childhood dream with her release on Bedrock Records

For 8Kays, the release of her track 'Waves' on John Digweed's esteemed Bedrock Records label is a significant milestone. As a student, she listened to a lot of music from John Digweed and his label, making it a big part of her musical history.

'Waves' showcases 8Kays' production prowess with its driving bass, old-school acid sounds, intense grooves, and dramatic buildups. It's a masterfully created track that exemplifies her continuous evolution as an artist.

Join 8Kays as she reflects on the achievement of her childhood dream and dives into the mesmerizing world of 'Waves'.

Resilience in the Face of Adversity

Discover 8Kays' strength and resilience amidst the Russia-Ukraine War

The Russia-Ukraine War has had a profound impact on 8Kays, forcing her to relocate from her homeland to Berlin. Despite the challenges she has faced, she continues to create music that reflects her emotional journey.

One of her tracks, 'Subway To Berlin,' captures the emotions and experiences of her move, with pulsing bass, haunting tones, and melancholic tunes. It serves as a reminder of the power and sadness of leaving her home city.

Join 8Kays as she shares her personal experiences and highlights the resilience of not only herself but also the Ukrainian people during this difficult time.

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