Nina Kraviz

Sunday 11:20–1:50 Yellow Stage

Nina Kraviz (Нина Кравиц) is one of the most significant artists in the global electronic scene. The Siberian born singer, producer, song-writer and DJ is well known as a passionate record digger and for her outstanding taste in idiosyncratic electronic music, which lead her to create her label трип (pronounced “trip”). In 2015 трип was chosen as record label of the year Mixmag, following the huge crossover hit “I Wanna Go Bang.” She began 2016 by hosting a monthly BBC Radio 1 Residency and finished the year with a superb mix for the world-renowned fabric CD series.

The tastemaker is well known for her musically uncompromising energetic DJ performances, where she plays music most others wouldn’t dare, and for her sincere connection to the audience. This unique feeling combined with a badass attitude and charismatic stage persona have earned Nina Kraviz headliner status at reputable festivals worldwide. But such is her dedication to music, Kraviz is equally comfortable rocking big festival crowds as she is working her magic in small intimate club settings. She regularly plays the best clubs in Europe, Japan and North America – Concrete in Paris, legendary Robert Johnson in Offenbach, Air in Tokyo, Fabric in London, Berghain in Berlin, Output in New York. Every summer she’s in demand in Ibiza, where she’s held residencies at the most revered clubs on the island. With her label трип, she’s been producing her own unique tours and events around the globe, as well as a yearly rave in Iceland.

As a singer, songwriter and producer (with the band she spent most of the 2000s touring and performing with), she was invited to participate in the Red Bull Music Academy. Her background in performance informs her DJing – from the way she deeply connects to her crowd, to the unpredictable twists and turns her sets can take, and the emotionally charged feeling she creates with her selections. Her range of sounds is astounding – from pure house music, ambient, minimalistic techno and songs, all delivered with the unmistakable Kraviz twist.

Kraviz’s discography starts in 2007 when her first 12” was released on Greg Wilson’s B77 label, after Kraviz gave him a demo at the RedBull Music Academy. She then followed with the “Voices Remix Project“ and First Time EP on Jus Ed’s Underground Quality imprint in 2008. The following year the Pain In The Ass EP on Rekids as well as a few strong remixes helped to propel Kraviz onto the world stage. Alongside “I’m Gonna Get You” and “Pain In The Ass,” perhaps her biggest track to date is “Ghetto Kraviz,” her homage to Chicago’s Dance Mania label, taken from her critically acclaimed self-titled 2012 debut album. Mister Jones was the last EP Kraviz released on Rekids before focusing entirely on her own трип imprint where she has been regularly releasing her own music as a part of Trip’s conceptual albums (tracks “IMRV,” “Let’s Do It,” “I Believe I Can Fly” – simple yet effective live cuts on modular released on трип).

In 2015 Kraviz cemented her reputation as one of the worlds leading electronic artists with the release of her critically acclaimed DJkicks album. Additionally, she’s one of the few electronic musicians to be invited to speak at the Oxford University Guild. While 2016 saw Nina praised and acknowledged in the media and industry for her curation, taste and skill – her label trip was voted the No. 2 label of the year by Resident Advisor and in December she released her stand-out mix for the long-running fabric CD series. Plans for 2017 include a new more experimental label – GALAXIID – to run alongside трип and new curated events in special locations around the world.