Nina Kraviz

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Nina Kraviz
Нина Кравиц
Nina Kraviz in 2012
Nina Kraviz in 2012
Background information
Birth nameNina Kravits
BornIrkutsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Siberia, Russia)
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • DJ
  • Dentist
Years active2008–present
Labels

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

Early life and Career[edit]

Kraviz was born and raised in Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia. She moved to Moscow to study dentistry where she later gained her residency.[1][2][3] Kraviz also 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, writing for a fanzine, and held a club residency on Friday nights.[1][3]

In 2005, she was accepted into the Red Bull Music Academy in Seattle, 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.[4][5][6] Kraviz started her own record label in 2014, named трип (English: Trip).[7][8] She mixed the forty-eighth DJ-Kicks mix album, which was released in January 2015.[9][10]

She took part in writing the music for the 2020 game Cyberpunk 2077. She also voiced her cameo in the game itself, in Russian and English versions.[11] In 2021 Nina Kraviz, along with other artists like Ben Sims, Oscar Mulero, and Marcel Dettmann participated in PX099: 100 Years Of Colombia: a techno compilation with tracks from the artists on the scene with the intention of raising awareness about Colombia’s social unrest.[12]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Skyscrapers" (2021)
  • "Pochuvstvui" (Trip, 2017)
  • "Ghetto Kraviz" (Rekids, 2011)
  • "Grizado de Alface" (2011)
  • "I'm Week" (Rekids, 2010)
  • "Cascalho" (2009)
  • "Pain in the Ass" (Rekids, 2009)
  • "Kiko D Santos" (1999)
  • "Preto na branca"

Remixes[edit]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

DJ Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / Work Category Result Ref.
2015 Techno Award N/A Nominated [15]

DJ Magazine's top 100 DJs[edit]

Year Position Notes Ref.
2018 97 New Entry [16]
2019 60 Up 37

International Dance Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
2018 Best Female Artist (Underground) N/A Won [17]
2019 Best Techno Artist (Female) Nominated [18]
2020 Nominated [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Dick, Duncan (22 March 2012). "NINA KRAVIZ | Mixmag". Mixmag. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Biography: Nina Kraviz (fabric 91) - fabric blog". fabric london. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b 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.
  4. ^ Moore, Ralph (21 February 2012). "Nina Kraviz album review". Mixmag. Archived from the original on 12 December 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  5. ^ Opperman, Derek (3 June 2012). "Nina Kraviz album review". XLR8R. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  6. ^ Miller, Derek (5 March 2012). "Review: Nina Kraviz – Nina Kraviz". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  7. ^ Schwartzberg, Lauren (16 May 2014). "Nina Kraviz Announces A New Label and Proves It's Been About the Music All Along". Vice. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  8. ^ Caruso, Chris (19 May 2014). "Nina Kraviz Announces трип Label Launch". DJ Times. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  9. ^ Raycheva, Raya (28 October 2014). "Nina Kraviz Steps in For Latest DJ Kicks Mix". Mixmag. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  10. ^ Murray, Robin (28 October 2014). "Nina Kraviz To Steer DJ Kicks Mix". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  11. ^ Bain, Katie (10 December 2020). "Nina Kraviz's New Video Game Character Reminds the Producer of Her Former Career in Dentistry: 'It's Mental'". Billboard. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  12. ^ Magazine, Wootmag (9 June 2021). "100 Years Of Colombia. Nina Kraviz And FJAAK Among A Hundred Artists Join In Support Of Colombian Protestors".
  13. ^ a b "Nina Kraviz - Albums, Songs, and News". Pitchfork. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  14. ^ Gwee, Karen (14 October 2019). "St. Vincent announces Masseduction remix album curated by Nina Kraviz". NME. Archived from the original on 25 December 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  15. ^ "2015 - DJ Awards". DJ Awards. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Poll 2019: Nina Kraviz".
  17. ^ "International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) presents 2018 winners". 22 March 2018.
  18. ^ "WMC: International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) 2019 Winners".
  19. ^ "Avicii posthumously wins Best Album award at International Dance Music Awards". 9 April 2020.