NINA KRAVIZ (трип, RU)
How much do you really know about Nina Kraviz? She’s a Russian techno DJ, an accomplished producer, one of dance music’s breakthrough names of the last five years. True enough, but there’s so much more to her story than that. She’s one of electronic music’s most interesting characters, someone who has stuck to her musical guns since day one, someone who has wide-ranging roots that run deep in the past, yet she’s also the embodiment of the future. Her signature sound is a raw blend of house and techno with a very acidic feel. If that feels very now, Kraviz has a lot to do with it.
TOMMY FOUR SEVEN (47, UK)
In a musical landscape that’s often turning towards its rich heritage for inspiration, it’s rare to find an artist as distinctive as British-born, Berlin-based DJ and producer Tommy Four Seven, who has established himself as a prolific force throughout a decade-long career. Since relocating from London in 2008, Tommy Four Seven has positioned himself as an in demand DJ and a core member of Chris Liebing’s renowned label CLR, using his own studio in an industrial sector of the city as a base from which to craft the acutely visceral sound he calls his own.
BJARKI (трип, ISL)
A very low profile stay-at-home audiophile with acid influenced hypnotic music production, BJARKI’s one of 2015’s most exciting artists and producers around. Releasing on Nina Kraviz’s label трип, he is the one to watch out for.
Price at the door: €29