Nastia Scary Beautiful (Tarakanivsky Fort)

Scary Beautiful (Tarakanivsky Fort) by Nastia

We continue our collective journey with DJ Nastia and Ballantine’s across the hidden gems of Ukraine. The third enchanting location that Nastia visited with a DJ set is Tarakanivsky Fort – an architectural monument that received its name due to the nearby village of Tarakaniv. It is undoubtedly one of the most mysterious places in the Rivne region. Sadly, only ruins remain from the once majestic fortress. Tarakanivsky Fort is a prime example of how you can underestimate one’s defenses. The fortress was built at the end of the 19th century to protect the western borders of the Russian Empire. From there the railway line passing was perfectly visible. But during World War I, the Russians decided they didn’t need the fort. Therefore, the fortress was surrendered to the Polish side almost without a fight. Having regained their strength, they decided to return the fort, yet it took a lot of effort to do so. As a result, the fort, destroyed by its own artillery, was retaken.

During World War II, the fortress was once again surrendered to the enemies. This time – to the German invaders. According to some legends, the Germans tested a new secret nuclear weapon at the location. When it became clear that the surrender of Germany was imminent, the Germans poured concrete into some rooms and passages of the fort. Those passages have not yet been unsealed, so those parts of Tarakanivsky Fort raise even more questions. Every year the remains of the once beautiful structure and its mysterious stories attract more and more curious tourists.

Tracks marked with (NECHTO) will be released on our label.


Poly Chain – Vanity Distribution (NECHTO)

Ryndin – Think Center (NECHTO)

Sarmigetusa – Fantasy And Rally (NECHTO)

Voin Oruwu – Steel (NECHTO)

ŸDV-Folie à Deux (NECHTO)

Ante Mortem – Ishtar (NECHTO)

KS7 – Conflit (NECHTO)

RNBW – Melody Of Autumn (NECHTO)

Fleiss – Harmonia Nectere Passus (NECHTO)


TURBOERA – I Can Destroy You (NECHTO)

Nadnova – Dykhai

Syberian98 – Paap Wisdom (NECHTO)

Palitra – Nonpoint (NECHTO)

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