Total girl crush (still)
The 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