Known for her unequivocal breed of simple yet effective deep house & techno, the Moscow-based producer, vocalist and DJ, Nina Kraviz has moved a long way since her first standout releases for the likes of Germany's staple labels Cocoon and BPitch Control to Matt 'Radio Slave's Rekids. Now set to release her debut album on the latter this February, her focus has shifted onto exploring a wider range of sounds, influenced by her ongoing love of acid house and experimental offbeat rhythms.
[This is] the best job in the world. Very challenging and thought provoking
The dark and hypnotic new record acts as a condensed showcase of Kraviz's abilities, such as her own haunting vocals, subtlely warped and layered over minimal and at times - sparse beats, deftly moving between broadly-varying styles and textures. Here we exclusively premiere the new video featuring the Siberian enchantress for 'Ghetto Kraviz' taken from the album...
...special about you?
I inflate the most amazing bubbles of "Marukawa" chewing gum.
...your worst vice?
I always leave all my little bottles in the bathroom open. I've got loads of different bottles. Tiny, little, lovely glass bottles. So once I used something I forget to close it... Terrible isn't it?
... your favourite sound?
The sound of the young green woods after the rain
...your greatest inspiration?
Falling in love for real
...your favourite label?
Maison Martin Margiela
...your worst fashion secret?
I suffer panic attacks in clothes stores and I think that barefoot is sexier than the most classy high heel...
...the world coming to?
...the best thing about where you're from?
I am from Siberia. I think we, Siberians, are lucky dudes... Because we have Lake Baikal. The deepest lake in the world by the way.
...are you listening to now?
Watching Once upon a Time in America at the moment and there is this soundtrack from Ennio Morricone... I am nearly crying.
How would you describe your work?
The best job in the world. Very challenging and thought provoking.
What are you most excited about next?
I am excited about the future
Nina Kraviz's eponymous debut album is out February 27th on Rekids