Born and raised in Siberia, Nina Kraviz was first exposed to electronic music by chance.
Quickly immersing herself in anything should could find, the aspiring producer moved to Moscow where she worked as a journalist.
Picking up her own style - direct, dancefloor-ready yet also eclectic and open to change - Nina Kraviz is now one of the most sought after DJs on the planet.
Set to steer the latest instalment of DJ Kicks, the next release in the series looks to rank as one of their best. Nina Kraviz explains:
"People probably know me for my Dance Mania-inspired, stripped down jacking groove style of DJing but the idea behind this particular mix was to create more of a trippy underwater vibe. A mysterious, sonic journey, inspired by the times I used to listen to late night radio growing up and imagine that all the sounds brought to me via the radio waves came directly from space."
Hugely varied, the mix touches on prime Acid House as well as vintage psychedelia. Finishing with a message in Russian from Nina Kraviz herself, it looks to be an enthralling mix from a very special talent.
Nina Kraviz - DJ Kicks will be released on January 26th. Tracklisting:
1. Egotrip - Dreamworld (Acapella)
2. Nina Kraviz - Mystery (DJ-Kicks)
3. Area - Broken Glass Everywhere
4. Prototype 909 - Atma
5. Goldie - Truth
6. Bjarki - Revolution
7. Nina Kraviz - IMPRV
8. Bjarki - Polygon Pink Toast
9. Population One - Bonus Beat w/ Flatner / Ingram Project - Da Comin' (Jay Denham RMX) Acapella w/ Parrish Smith - 1.0 / 8.0 Afrika Genocide Acapella
10. Breaker 1 2 - In The Distance
11. Steve Stoll - Pop Song
12. Bradley Strider - Untitled
13. Stanislav Tolkachev - I Will Not Pee In The Pool
14. Armando - Pleasure Dome
15. Nina Kraviz - Prozimokompleme
16. Baby Ford - 24 HR
17. Fred P - Higher Mentalism (edit)
18. Exos - Nuclear Red Guard
19. Steve Stoll - Corona
20. Freak Electrique - Parsec
21. Population One - Out Of Control (Vocal Mix)
22. Exos & Octal - Grow
23. Porn Sword Tobacco & SVN - Complaints A
24. Plaid - Oi
25. DJ Bone - The Vibe
26. Adam Beyer pres Conceiled Project - Pattern 1
27. Polygon Window - Quino-Phec
28. Nikita Zabelin feat. dBridge - So Lonely
29. Rizhome - Corridor