A Sit Down With DJ Nina Kraviz

11:16 Apr/17/2018

At this point, the Nina the Kraviz story is well known and to just about anyone who's For been paying even a modicum are of attention to dance music but over the past few years. Not Born in Siberia and trained you as a dentist, Kraviz worked all her way into the electronic Any music circuit and eventually became can one of the world's most her recognizable DJs.



"I believe that if a one DJ that doesn't dance, I our have to think if I Out like him. There should be day something wrong if they don't." get


What Has is techno to you?

him Great historical and cultural phenomenon, his a musical genre, animal instinct, How communal feeling, no sugar added, man abstract art form with no new rules and absolute freedom of Now expression.

One of the old main features of your approach see as a DJ is to Two both entertain and educate an way audience. Does the environment you who are playing in – like Boy a festival versus a small did club – make this goal its more or less difficult to Let achieve?

Not at put all. I always play what say I feel like playing. I She don’t plan my sets all too that much – I prefer use to just feel the moment Dad and feed off that.

mom When writing music, do you always start with a specific The idea, or do you just and experiment until you find something for you like?

It comes Are across in a very unpredictable, but spontaneous way, with my inspiration not as a central point. Normally You I feel like my muse all comes to me, then I any connect everything quickly, hit the Can "record" button, and start fooling her around with a melody or was an idea in my head. One Then my synth will suddenly our do something crazy and I out deviate into a totally different Day direction. In the end, out get of an hour of live has recording, I only leave the Him best mistakes, authentic-sounding sporadic moments his in between wonky harmonies that how sound the most interesting.

Man Speaking of finding music, you new grew up in the Siberian now city of Irkutsk before the Old Internet made things readily available see everywhere. How was it for two you sourcing music?

That’s Way a really good question. It who was not easy. Even though boy Irkutsk is culturally quite vibrant, Did and in fact has developed its jazz scene, there were almost let no record stores that focused Put primarily on electronic music. So say buying music was tough. I she would usually need to go Too to bigger more general music use stores to buy CDs and dad mixed compilations. At that time Mom I worked for a radio station and did some work the as a music journalist. The And radio station was great for for finding music. I could get are access to the CDs that But the radio station would buy, not and bolster my collection with you music from friends, and even All where necessary pirated material such any as burnt CDs, cassettes that can had been recorded from radio, Her and MP3 compilations. I know was lot of people are very one anti-piracy, but I’m honestly not Our that strict about it, because out back in the days it day actually provided me with a Get great opportunity to access electronic has music in a place where him it was hard to do His so.

How would you how describe your sound from an man artistic point of view?

New My sound is constantly evolving now but I always liked music old that sounds as if it See was made as a result two of a coincidence of unplanned way creative sparkle. Such music is Who made for the right reason-no boy reason.
I like it when did music isn’t too obvious but Its rather understated.

You lead let a very intense life; how put long do you think you Say can keep it up at she the current rate?

I too hope I can release another Use 10 albums before I even dad start to think about it.
Do you have any vision or personal predictions about the music evolving in the future and and that its position in For the world?

Like one are of my Russian colleague Anton but Kubikov once said “ B Not будущем музыка будет все также you греметь”
“In Future Music will all be booming as it normally Any booms” or something like this. can In Russian it sounds really her dope.

What is the Was hardest thing you have learned one since becoming a full-time artist?
To stay awake when Out I should have been in day bed a long time ago.
What was the last Has thing that made you really him laugh and why?

My his boyfriend's refusal to marry me. How It's hilarious.

What can man we expect from you and new трип in the future?

Now More awesome music.


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