Total girl crush (still)

Nina Kraviz debut album on RekidsThe first time I clapped eyes on Nina Kraviz, I was completely bowled over (and hideously envious) of her beauty. This Siberian-born lady is one fine fox, who has brains and business sense too – like the best of us, of course.

Perhaps that’s why she’s chosen Radio Slave’s Rekids as the label to release her self-titled debut album, out on 27th February.

Nina’s portfolio already includes releases on well-respected German imprints Cocoon and Bpitch, plus she’s nailed down high-profile collaborations with the likes of Sascha Funke (cue the hook-you-in Moses, circa 2010).

From what I’ve heard of Nina’s first album, it’s certainly quite a mix. It moves from soft vocals to dimly-lit industrial beats, before swiftly switching back into sun-drenched summer tones. A four second snippet of each track makes it hard to get the full spec of the album, but it’s peaked my interest enough so that I want to hear more, particularly when it comes to her grimier selections.

If you fancy checking out Nina on tour – or want to hear the album sampler for yourself – here’s all that you need to know:

24th February – Rex Club, Paris

25th February – Studio 80, Amsterdam

1st March – EGO, Hamburg

2nd March – Robert Johnson, Frankfurt

3rd March – Bob Beaman, Munich

4th March – Panorama Bar, Berlin

12th March – Warehouse party, Rome

10th March – Tenax, Florence

16th March – Klubbers Day Festival, Madrid

17th March – Be Cool, Barcelona

30th March – D! Club, Lausanne