by Andrew Sacher
Siberian producer/singer Nina Kraviz is in North America this week and next surrounding her appearance at Movement Electronic Music Festival, which goes down in Detroit this weekend. While she's here, she'll play a NYC show on June 2 at a TBA location. The show is in celebration of Blkmarket's 6th anniversary and also includes Aril Brikha, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, and Talmur & Fahad. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and location, which will be announced the day of the event, and pick up tickets at Resident Advisor. The flier for this show is below. Nina will return to North America in the fall for more dates including Seattle's Decibel Festival with Actress, John Talabot, Maria Minerva, Matthew Dear, Dam-Funk, Julianna Barwick, Ariel Pink and more.
Nina released her self titled debut LP earlier this year via Rekids. It's a real moody, downtempo album that might sound a little better in your headphones on your walk home from the club than playing through the PA while you're there. The beats are well versed in deep house and minimal techno but with greater attention on the low frequencies of the UK bass scene than other recent deep house purveyors like Blondes and Teengirl Fantasy.
Though her production is impressive, the unquestionable standouts of the album are the tracks that prominently feature her voice. The reverb-washed vocals of album opener "Walking in the Night" show Nina sounding like a hushed Kate Bush. Whereas on tracks like "Choices" or "Love Or Go," she sings in a more chopped up fashion, emulating producers who rely solely on sampling the voices of others, in a manner we've seen thrive on everything from "Everything In Its Right Place" to "The Wilhelm Scream."
Nina released her second single from the album, "Aus," this week, which features three different remixes of the track in addition to the album version. Stream all four of those below, in addition to the album's first single, "Ghetto Kraviz," and two of its remixes. Nina also dropped an Essential Mix earlier this month. You can stream that below too.
Those streams, flier for the NYC show, and a list of all dates are below.
Nina Kraviz - "Aus"
Nina Kraviz - "Ghetto Kraviz"
Nina Kraviz - "Ghetto Kraviz" Edits
Nina Kraviz - Essential Mix - 5/12/2012
Nina Kraviz -- 2012 Tour Dates
May 26 Footwork Toronto, Canada
May 26 Movement Festival Detroit, MI
May 27 Picnic Electronic Montreal, Canada
Jun 01 Spy Bar Chicago, IL
Jun 02 BLKMARKET New York, NY
Jun 12 USHUAÏA Ibiza, Spain
Jun 14 USHUAÏA Ibiza, Spain
Jun 15 Sonar By Day Barcelona, Spain
Jun 16 Palais Nikaia Nice, France
Jun 23 Rachdingue Vilajuïga, Spain
Jun 29 Celtronic Festival Derry, Ireland
Jun 30 CABARET SAUVAGE Paris, France
Jul 01 Hideout Festival Pag, Croatia
Jul 05 HUGO BOSS fashion show Berlin, Germany
Jul 06 Burns Stockholm, Sweden
Jul 07 TBA Malmo, Sweden
Jul 08 CALVI ON THE ROCKS Calvi, France
Jul 14 Balaton Festival Zamárdi, Hungary
Jul 19 Space Playa Den Bossa, Spain
Jul 20 Turku festival Turku, Finland
Aug 04 Easatern Electric Fest London, United Kingdom
Sep 21 U Street Music Hall Washington, DC
Sep 26-30 Decibel Festival Seattle, WA
Nov 09 D-CLUB Lausanne, Switzerland
Nov 10 Club to Club Festival Turin To, Italy