Nina Kraviz is currently the name on everyone’s lips in the house and techno community. Very rarely does a DJ/Producer shoot to stardom so quickly – and when they do, they seldom have the talent to back it up. Nina is the exception to the rule.
After spending her childhood in the Siberian city of Irkutsk, Nina moved to Moscow and gradually found herself more involved in the local scene. She began producing music in 2008, and before long had her first release ‘Voices’ on the Underground Quality imprint in 2009. Around the same time, Nina began making a name for herself as a DJ, spinning in Moscow’s bars and clubs. This led to a 2-year stint running a very well known Friday night party at one of the most respected clubs in Russia, Propaganda.
Her second release on UQ ‘First Time EP’ had great support from DJs and press alike, receiving 4.5/5 from Resident Advisor. In the same year she had her ‘breakthrough’ hit on Rekids, ‘Pain In The Ass’, featuring the arguably more successful ‘I’m Gonna Get You’ on the B Side – which Nina still gets asked to play. She also collaborated with Efdemin for their release ‘Hotter Than July / Sun’ on his Naif label. The gigs started to come thick and fast, and by the end of 2010, Nina could claim to have played the major clubs across the globe – mixing her unique raw blend of House, Techno, Acid and rare goodies, much to the punters’ delight.
Last year saw her release a second single on Naif, as well as a collaboration with Sascha Funke on BPitch Control and the well received remix of Okain’s ‘Scream’ on Tsuba. Rekids was also proud to present her second release with us in the form of ‘I’m Week’ – a truly unique take on House music, that translates just as well on radio without compromising its integrity.
In 2011, Nina is set to keep on rising. Having already smashed up Fabric and the Panorama Bar, Nina is working hard on her debut LP forthcoming on the Rekids label – the listener can expect an eclectic mixture of sounds, spanning everything from Underground to Pop, all with Nina’s trademark stamp.