Nina Kraviz

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Nina Kraviz
Нина Кравиц
Nina Kraviz in 2015
Nina Kraviz in 2015
Background information
Birth nameNina Kravits
BornIrkutsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)
  • Record producer
  • DJ
  • Dentist
Years active2008–present
  • трип (trip)

Nina Kraviz (Russian: Нина Кравиц, romanizedNina Kravits) is a Russian DJ, music producer and singer.[1]


Kraviz has worked in a number of roles in the early 2000s before her music career took off, including fixing "cosmonauts' teeth", hosting a local Irkutsk radio show and writing for a fanzine.[1] She was accepted into the Red Bull Music Academy in Seattle in 2005, however couldn't attend as she couldn't obtain a visa, attending the following year in Melbourne instead.[1] By 2008 she was playing a regular night at the Propaganda Club in Moscow.[1]

Kraviz released her self-titled debut album in February 2012 through the Rekids record label, to mixed-positive reviews.[2][3][4]

Kraviz started her own record label in 2014, named трип (English: Trip).[5][6]

She mixed the forty-eighth DJ-Kicks mix album, which was released in January 2015.[7][8]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Nomination Result
2015 DJ Awards «Techno»[9] Nominated
2018 DJ Mag Top 100 «Best DJ» [10] 97

Personal life[edit]

Kraviz was born and raised in Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia. She studied dentistry at the age of 19 in Moscow, where she later gained her residency.[1]

According to The Guardian, "Kraviz’s techno education started in her hometown of Irkutsk, when she would listen to early-hours radio broadcasts of electronic music on the Europa Plus network. By the end of 2000's, she was living in Moscow, working as a dentist at a war veterans' hospital by day and holding down a club residency on Friday nights."[11]



  • Nina Kraviz (Rekids, 2012)
  • Mr Jones (2013)



  • "Pain in the Ass" (Rekids, 2009)
  • "I'm Week" (Rekids, 2010)
  • "Ghetto Kraviz" (Rekids, 2011)
  • "Pochuvstvui" (Trip, 2017)
  • "Cascalho" (2009)
  • "Grizado de Alface" (2011)
  • "Kiko D Santos" (1999)
  • "Preto na branca"



  1. ^ a b c d e Muggs, Joe (26 October 2013). "Nina Kraviz: A Life Less Ordinary". Mixmag. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  2. ^ Moore, Ralph (21 February 2012). "Nina Kraviz album review". Mixmag. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  3. ^ Opperman, Derek (3 June 2012). "Nina Kraviz album review". XLR8R. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  4. ^ Miller, Derek (5 March 2012). "Review: Nina Kraviz – Nina Kraviz". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  5. ^ Schwartzberg, Lauren (16 May 2014). "Nina Kraviz Announces A New Label and Proves It's Been About the Music All Along". Vice. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  6. ^ Caruso, Chris (19 May 2014). "Nina Kraviz Announces трип Label Launch". DJ Times. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  7. ^ Raycheva, Raya (28 October 2014). "Nina Kraviz Steps in For Latest DJ Kicks Mix". Mixmag. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  8. ^ Murray, Robin (28 October 2014). "Nina Kraviz To Steer DJ Kicks Mix". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  9. ^ "2015 - DJ Awards". DJ Awards. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  10. ^ "2015 - DJ Mag Top 100". DJ Mag. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  11. ^ Hutchinson, Kate (12 July 2018). "Interview Techno titan Nina Kraviz: 'People were suspicious of a pretty woman making music'". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  12. ^ Gwee, Karen (14 October 2019). "St. Vincent announces Masseduction remix album curated by Nina Kraviz". NME. Archived from the original on 25 October 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2020.