This innovative DJ and producer has overcome many prejudices thanks to her flawless sets and an unbounded love of exploratory techno and dance music. Coveted by major festivals around the world and adored by an ever-growing number of loyal followers, Kraviz returns to Sónar for what will be her second performance at the festival, following her debut in 2012 (the third if we include Sónar Stockholm 2015). She will be in charge of closing one of the of main stages at Sónar by Night, confirming her now global status, where she will demonstrate her intention to always offer something different and unique in her sets. This dexterity is firmly on show on her forthcoming mix for the Fabric series, which will include unreleased tracks from AFX and Pete Namlook, as well as several of her own productions that have never been heard before.
Aside from her two CD format mixes (for Fabric and the legendary DJ Kicks series), Nina Kraviz recently launched her own label Trip (also written трип, in Cyrillic) on which she has released six compilations of heterogeneous techno (one of them inspired by Robert de Niro), as well as embracing emerging artists, especially Iceland’s Bjarki. This year she has also joined BBC Radio1’s Residency series, and has collaborated with mixes for websites and leading radio stations such as RinseFM, Beats In Space and the #savefabric initiative. Life as odontologist (a career she practiced for three years) and as a first-year student at the Red Bull Music Academy classrooms (2006) must seem like distant memory. Ten years on, Nina is now one of the leading characters in electronic music. Deservedly so. Tonight at Sónar +D.