Statement 4

According to the open letter from the Ukrainian electronic music scene dated 5th of March 2022 and signed by Muscut and Shukai record labels, and after consultations with the participants of the scene, we inform you that the upcoming release Muscut 22 is no longer possible on Ukrainian label neither at the time of war nor sometime after. We hope that everybody understands how this problem is sensitive for Ukrainians. The potential release would be toxic for the label, and not safe for the Russian artist (as he claims). It doesn’t mean the release is cancelled — it will be transferred to the artists’ own Bandcamp soon. All the pre-orders were/will be shipped. 100% of the revenue has been donated to Ukrainian charities and defence forces.
If you’d like to get a download code or refund or exchange, for any reason, please apply for it by sending a letter to
Some other releases were suspended on digital platforms due to inconsistency with the open letter: Muscut 9, Muscut 12, Muscut 19.

Please, wherever you read this, demand from your government an oil and gas embargo!
Dmytro, 03.04.2022


Listen back: special 10th-anniversary mix by Nikolaienko at Radio Raheem
favourite Muscut / Шукай / Shukai tracks in historical order

Watch: Nikolaienko - Muzak for Mesozoic Showreel (Feat. Arthur Mine)

Dmytro Nikolaienko made this video from his footage shot in the Kyiv and New York natural history museums.

"Nostalgia Por Mesozóica" LP will be shipping next month!

VHS feedback video by Mark Templeton for Nikolaienko's Uomo Di Mondo (Faitiche, 2021)


Fundraiser compilation: ВОЛЯ
Воля (Volia. Eng, Will, Freedom) ORDER

For the past ten years, the Ukrainian label Muscut has been a home for many Russian artists. We've shared good together. Why are you completely silent now?

When some Russian artists tell me they cannot post anything about the war — I feel fooled because I remember how the artists have been making veiled anti-soviet art during the 60—90s.

Nobody asks you to repost the Mariupol city photos and videos. But can you try at least to make a signal that you are aware of what’s going on? For example, post the black screen every day or week — nobody will put you into jail for that. If you find some stupid anti-war quote from the past or a naive anti-war poster from the Cold War era, nobody will put you into prison. But you don’t do anything — you are completely silent.

Dmytro, 31.03.2022

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New merch: Muscut record bag 2