Female Russian house DJ/producer Nina Kraviz executed a mass seduction with her deep and sexy, spaced out debut LP on Rekids earlier this year. Now the label drops the single ‘Aus’ featuring a trio of remixes by DJ Qu, The Rhythm Odyssey and Matthew Edwards aka Radio Slave. One of the deeper tracks on the album, ‘Aus Feat King Aus On The Mic’ is full of bubbling Rhodes, jazzy tones and organ melody interlaced with ice cool funk, while the vocal, reminiscent of Foremost Poets, unfolds on the top line, penetrating the smokey atmosphere.
The three remixers on board each deliver a more dancefloor ready interpretation with Rhythm Odyssey bringing more hiss and bass along with trademark wiggly acid permutations. Label boss Matt Edwards injects a sharp kick and transforms ‘Aus’ into a chugging drum tech roller while DJ Qu supplies a moody, fluid mix with trippy FX and deeply constructed layers.
A name on many people’s lips in 2012, Nina Kraviz is a star that can more than back up the hype - her unique expression, intricate production style and crate-digging skills earning her major attention from clubbers and industry insiders alike. Having wowed with EPs on home label Rekids, Underground Quality, Naif and BPitch Control previously, the eponymously titled album (on Rekids) cemented Nina’s status as a true original and saw Nina gracing the cover of leading music magazines and receiving near flawless reviews. Recently delivering a special BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix featuring many unreleased tracks and rarities, Nina likely has the dance music world at her feet.