Siberia’s darling – the rose that grew from concrete – is there a more talked about DJ this decade than Nina Kraviz? She’s a global megastar in every sense of the phrase. She has legions of fans in every corner of the globe – and London is no exception. We danced in the new year to her in Farringdon 2015-16 and she even choose the capital as the setting to launch her new experimental label, Galaxiid, in 2017. When notorious London afterhours Trade called-time on a ground-breaking 25 year run, Nina was the artist who fronted the party to end all parties.
While she was conspicuous by her absence last year, she played a huge part of J2’s debut year in 2016. Those of you lucky enough to have joined us at Boston Manor Park on that fateful Saturday in early June, will attest that her closing set in the Warehouse was one of the most talked about sets of the whole year. Deep house, acid, obscure IDM – maybe even a token piece of classic trance – and all under the umbrella of techno, there are few selectors better than Nina. A crate-digger and an ardent collector of music, in Nina we trust.