Dubspot Video Interview: Nina Kraviz (Rekids, Underground Quality) Talks Music Production, Collaboration, Technology @ Movement Festival

At Movement Festival 2013, Dubspot caught up with electronic music producer, DJ, and singer Nina Kraviz for a chat about her creative process, workflow, influences, inspiration, collaboration, using analog gear, and much more!

Nina Kraviz is a Siberian-born singer, producer, and DJ known for her deep techno production style and dynamic DJ sets across the globe. Kraviz has releases on UK powerhouse label Rekids, US deep house imprint Underground Quality, and German techno hub BPitch Control. Her self-titled debut album came out in early 2012 on Rekids to critical acclaim.

At this year’s Movement Festival in Detroit, we had the opportunity to interview Nina Kraviz. She talks about her creative process and workflow, inspiration through collaboration, working outside of one’s comfort zone, and the benefits of using analog gear such as the Roland TB-303 bassline synthesizer.


Nina Kraviz also recently released an EP titled Mr. Jones, on Radioslave’s Rekids imprint. It’s her first set of original material on the Rekids label since her self-titled debut album from last year. Stream clips from Nina Kraviz’s Mr. Jones below.

Nina Kraviz


As an artist, Nina Kraviz is the complete package. She sings, she produces, she DJs, and it’s for
that reason that she is one of the most influential voices in the underground electronic world.
Since breaking through with standout releases on Underground Quality, she has become an
essential member of the Rekids family, releasing a string of EPs and a very personal debut album
on the long running label.

There are hypnotic and sensuous qualities to all the music this Siberian makes: it stems from the
way she works, using her voice as an instrument and preferring to ”record from the first take,
because that is how I can capture the moment. The vibe. The feeling.” Listen to deep, stripped
back but emotionally resonant tracks like those that made up her self titled debut album and
you will find it hard to disagree. There sure is something in Nina’s music that stands it out from
the crowd – an intimacy and honesty maybe, but always is it unique and creative.

With a long time passion for house and techno that dates back to her days as a journalist, Kraviz
is first and foremost a DJ, and one engrained with the roots of her first love – Chicago house
and Detroit techno. Her hunger to dig deep into the archives of House & Techno balances all
of her sets perfectly between now and then, introducing her fans to where this scene has come
from and where it might be heading. This unique sound and uncompromising attitude has led to
Kraviz becoming one of the most in demand artists in the world, playing at major festivals like
the Amsterdam Dance Event, Sonar, Decibel, Awakenings and DEMF, as well as landing a
much-coveted residency at Richie Hawtin’s ENTER. project at Space in Ibiza plus regular
appearances at clubs including Berghain, Fabric and The Warehouse Project