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DJ Juicy M

Marta Martus (born May 24, 1991), better known as Juicy M or DJ Juicy M, is a Ukrainian electro and progressive house DJ and producer from Kiev. She is best known for her videos on YouTube mixing with four CDJ players without using headphones. Juicy M placed among the Top 100 DJs on the Planet by The DJ List poll and on the Top Deejays global DJ database.

She began her DJ career in 2007 as a resident DJ in fashionable nightclubs like Orangerea Supper Club, Patipa, and Matrix in Ukraine. The following year, she was the headlining act of the Fashion TV tour. Having participated in the DMC World Eliminations in Ukraine and World Technical DJ Championship in Dubai, she was named “Best Female DJ of the Year” at the 2010 ProDJ Awards in Ukraine.In 2011–2012, she had her first international gigs in Europe and Asia as a hip hop and R&B DJ. She opened for Black Eyed Peas, Backstreet Boys, Afrojack, Jay Sean, Skrillex, and others.

Juicy M has also modeled for well-known magazines like FHM and XXL.Juicy M had always dreamed about huge festivals like Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival,so in 2013 she started playing and producing EDM.

She gained huge popularity after posting her first mixing video with four CDJs on her YouTube page which gained over 7 million views,and after releasing her first bootleg remix of Major Lazer’s “Watch Out for This (Bumaye)”, supported by numerous DJs like Calvin Harris, Laidback Luke, Bob Sinclar and others in April 2013.In June 2013, she started a weekly podcast called “JuicyLand”, which is broadcast in 11 countries. In September 2013, Juicy M hit Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart. In 2014, she founded her own label, JUMMP Records and released her first single titled “Samurai” together with German producer Ton! Dyson on June 12, which peaked at number 32 on the Beatport chart.

What Are Your Beautiful Nightmares?

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Dark, haunting, and disturbing. Yet, at the same time, beautiful and compelling. Diana Dihaze‘s images have the power to draw the viewers in, to look past the disturbing aspects of the photographs and figure out the things that happen to the subjects of her artworks.
Dihaze is a self-taught artist from Odessa, Ukraine. She uses her camera and Photoshop to create her series of surreal photo manipulations. Many of her artworks are inspired by her personal nightmares and phobias. For that reason, she is able to infuse strong emotions into her haunting images.

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The Disruption In Ukraine Yields Some Beautiful Photography.

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With friction between Russia and the Ukrainian approaching a climax, media attention is focusing more on places like Crimea and Kiev.  Ukraine is in turmoil after its bloodiest week in decades. Days of deadly clashes between anti-government protesters and police have culminated in parliament voting to oust President Viktor Yanukovych.

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The protests broke out after President Yanukovych’s government rejected a far-reaching accord with the European Union in November 2013 in favor of stronger ties with Russia. Thousands of people, outraged that a long-standing aspiration for integration with Europe had been ditched overnight, poured into central Kiev for peaceful protests. They have occupied Independence Square, known as Maidan, ever since.

1d8cac6a1432027aa61909aa2099ff44 80509af485c58ff40f1ad3d9e10f8be0 854748f043a4f60f0e02591d7c531986Photographer Barbaros Kayan from Istanbul Turkey captures some wonderfully revealing images of the people in the midst of this conflict.  Kayan has to be saluted for producing not just portraits of masked men, soldiers, but for bringing an incredible type of beauty to a worldly conflict so ugly.  ca93c6f01bd404d57623b990f39c8878 75bb0750331759af3518b06edc2a9021 c0731997e0e9ad3313248f15fba366ff 6bacb114936a98a31c7446e4f896efcb a9ab7d2c4b86c94a5e49b8f567963560 f0cb1ba2dd178ddeb102d955c7b1200d