As ENTER. continues to draw in the crowds each and every Thursday night at Space, we invite you to meet the residents that are making it happen….
Nina Kraviz needs little introduction. In 2012, her self-titled debut album was met with wide acclaim and a busy summer of touring followed, taking in many of the world’s best clubs and festivals, including ENTER. where she soon became a firm-favourite with the crowd. It seemed only fitting that Hawtin would invite her back to be the new ENTER.Terrace resident for 2013.
We caught up with Nina half way through the season to find out how the season is going so far, delve into her record bag and discover her favourite Ibiza hospots.
Hi Nina. Welcome back to Ibiza! How does it feel to be back at ENTER. this year?
It feels great! I am very honored to be back at ENTER. as a resident this year and to be part of such an inspiring artist program. I love the ENTER. concept and I think it is something that the Island has never had before. I also really like people that work for ENTER. It feels like a family.
You’re playing 6 dates across the season – on the Terrace, in the Main Room and also in ENTER.Sake. What can we expect from each performance?
Expect a very passionate record-digging selection of techno, house and acid straight from my vinyl vault. A mixture of new, unreleased stuff and classics to create a fresh interesting sound. I plan it to be intimately hypnotic yet groovy so we can have true connection and some real voodoo business going on I totally loved playing at ENTER.Sake last year so I am looking forward to my set there on 12 September. It has very unique atmosphere and intimate vibe. It feels like you’re at a best friend’s party – comfortable and very welcoming. Partly it is because people are physically closer to the DJ and partly because of Sake. I think it is a very magical drink that helps people get closer.
What tracks have been getting the dance floor moving on the Terrace so far this year?
There are many tracks that people receive with particular enthusiasm like that fresh techno from Etapp Kyle, or true classics like Photek’s Glamourama, Plastikman’s “Marbles” and loads of other acid music or even my own productions. And this is very easy to monitor because almost every set of mine is streamed live and available online even after the live broadcast is done. And I am very happy to see that many listeners are chasing the tracklist updates, seriously curious about music. It stimulates my creativity a lot because when I see so much interest and appreciation I want to go further, find THAT jam to surprise them and leave them wanting more! I believe that it is the atmosphere and a right vibe on the dancefloor that make all these tracks work in a set. Right transitions and a moment that creates a magic on the dancefloor.
What else are you up to at the moment?
I am travelling a lot. Always on the road. It’s summer now so I am playing loads of festivals and of course I’m playing ENTER. regularly. Recently I played there a few weeks in a row, which is very challenging as I want people have very difference experience each time they come to listen to me. So I spend more time searching for the right music to be able to create something very special and always, always surprise them a little bit by pushing a couple more boundaries
Tell us about your favourite Ibiza places to…Eat…
All my friends already know that they shouldn’t even consider going with me to a restaurant that doesn’t offer octopus on the menu. I am a total pulpo freak! I just can’t get enough of Sa Caleta’s Pulpo a la gallega. For a late healthy breakfast- Passion is the place but still I really love Ocean Drive’s breakfast. For me its like a good old tradition. It’s like at home for me there.
I am not generally into bars that much but I wouldnt say no to a ice-cold prosecco or one of those great sake based cocktails at the ENTER. pre-party in the Sake bar.
Sometimes I think I am a fish. That’s how much I like swimming. I go absolutely crazy when I see blue crystal clear waters of Sa Caleta, Cala Conta or Aguas Blancas or any other amazing beaches of Ibiza. Once I am the water I can easily spend a good hour there. There is nothing more relaxing than being in the water. It just takes all the stress away.