The superstar Russian DJ delivers a dynamic hour of techno, celebrating 30 years of the genre in the German capital.
Nina Kraviz is one of the most compelling figures in contemporary electronic music. A DJ, producer, and occasional singer, her unpredictable, wide-ranging sets include everything from techno and deep house to trance and disco. Raised in Irkutsk, Siberia, the 2006 Red Bull Music Academy alum grew up listening to her father’s large collection of rock, jazz, pop, and disco records and fell in love with house music during the ’90s. Though she originally worked as a dentist, she began moonlighting as a DJ in the early 2000s and sang in the group MySpaceRocket, whose 2007 house single “Amok” was remixed by U.K. DJ legend Greg Wilson. While MySpaceRocket disbanded, Kraviz continued her ascent as a DJ and released increasingly prominent singles like 2012’s heavily-remixed “Ghetto Kraviz.” In 2014, she founded record label Trip, which releases records from emerging talents in genres like techno, and electro. Since then, Kraviz’s profile has risen as though gravity-immune. She’s received top-billing at massive festivals such as Sónar and MUTEK and has played more experimentally-inclined places like Krakow’s Unsound. In this session, she performs a blistering set in Berlin as part of the “S3ktor Uf0” tribute party, celebrating 30 years of techno in the German capital.