There is no doubt that Ruslan Mays is one of the pioneers of the Ukrainian techno scene. Since the early 2000s, the Berliner-by-choice has been known for a sophisticated and energetic sound that he helped to shape and make successful in his home country. An integral part of the queer collective Veselka, Mays regularly plays Berlin clubs such as OXI, RSO and ÆDEN, and previously played Kyiv institutions like ∄ and Otel‘. With 20 years of experience behind the decks, razor-sharp mixing skills and an infallible track selection, the Odesa-born DJ proves his ability to control a dancefloor at any given moment. It reminds of shamanic rituals as he builds bridges between mind, body and soul with his music and leads you through this ceremony-like happening. Influenced by the spirit of Ukrainian subcultures, Ruslan Mays sees himself not only as a DJ and producer, but also as an activist within the scene and an advocate of a simple but important philosophy: keep the underground alive! And with a bag full of records, he is ready to fight for this creed, anywhere, anytime!