Behind her, clips of Kraviz dancing and rolling around her actual living room played as she mirrored the movement on stage, occasionally diverting from the introverted and strangely seductive choreography to speak or sing a line into a mic while staring down a crowd of curious interlopers and befuddled stragglers. It was a show that felt intimate, with subtle nuance to each deliberate musical shift. It was a set that felt like it would have been more at home within the walls of an art gallery or DIY warehouse venue rather than headlining a stage at one of the world's most popular mainstream music festivals.
It was a surprising and refreshingly unexpected move from an artist whose bread and butter consists of headlining massive techno festivals, holding down the dancefloor at some of the world's chicest clubs, and rubbing elbows with the likes of Virgil Abloh , but not entirely out of character as well. Related 5 Performances That Won Coachella. For the rest of the weekend, I found myself asking people if they had seen Kraviz's set and if so, what did they make of it? Regardless of whether they liked it or not, those who did catch even a small portion of the performance had to admit that it was memorable.
The fact that Kraviz's live show had lingered in my mind well after everyone had packed their bags and left Indio was incredibly telling. Something remarkable had taken place on that stage. Fast forward to this week with the release of Kraviz's latest offering, Stranno Stranno Nebtjano , an EP full of intimate, introverted techno rollers held together by Nina's enigmatically sultry vocals.
All three tracks were initially premiered as a part of the live show back in March, making it the perfect opportunity to revisit the landmark performance. We caught up with Nina Kraviz ahead of the PAPER premiere of her Coachella live set to try to better understand and demystify the show that had everyone talking.
I am a very open person and sometimes that makes me very vulnerable. You can always have a better chance to hurt someone when they are open. Yes, to be honest. I just wish we were all talking about more interesting topics. Nobody captured this. And of course when they published the video I got all these haters. Of course I did. They were super pissed off because I was on a beach in a bikini. Do people wear fur on a beach or what?
What is the problem if I wear high-heels, for example. These people always find it strange that things like this happen. Fuck off, go home. I used to like RA, I really used to like this website. There are so many strange people there, what is the logic there, how does their brain work? Your sets can be really full-on, yet your album has a real sense of ambience and space.
The DJ is mostly about techno and house music. I always liked Laurent Garnier because he combined what he wanted in his sets. He combined his tastes so well. It just needs to make me feel real. The whole idea about my music is that if I feel it, it is real. I must really feel it full on. I am very sensory and very passionate and for me this is the most important thing in music, this realness and the point where you can capture the moment — boom! I want to put people in a different state of mind.
In her post, she mentions that cornrows have been worn by Native American, Asian, and European cultures. The reaction from Twitter has been mixed. However, things took a turn when Frankie from NYC collective and booking agency, Discwoman, voiced her displeasure with Kraviz. These individual songs represent the album at its best. But as an overall listening experience, Masseduction Rewired is a slog. Masseduction Rewired is by no means indispensable, but as a distraction it has the frustrating charm of a good crossword puzzle.
Buy: Rough Trade.Mar 19, · Nina Kraviz, Call Super, Special Request, Daniel Avery, IMOGEN, UNKLE and more feature across the discs dedicated to fabric and FABRICLIVE nights. Mon, 07 Oct Post a comment. Australia's Pitch Music & Arts Festival unveils lineup. This year's list of names includes Aurora Halal, Maceo Plex, Robert Hood and Nina Kraviz. Fri, 04 Oct