The last time Nina Kraviz stepped up for an Essential Mix, it was way back in 2012.
The Russian export had just released her self-titled debut album on Rekids, her single ‘Ghetto Kraviz’ was still burning dancefloors, and she was beginning her ascent as one of the most compelling house and techno talents around.
Five years later, Kraviz is one of the world’s most in-demand DJs and the head of her own label, Trip — which makes her return to the Essential Mix very big news indeed.
Over the weekend, Nina Kraviz handed Pete Tong another two hours of must-listen music. By her own description, this Essential Mix is full of “fast and noisy” electronic music — featured in the mix are unreleased tunes from artists like Nina’s Trip signee Bjarki, and old gems from producers she “loves and follows”.
PTU, Volruptus, Deniro, Vladimir Dubyshkin, Roma Zuckerman and Steve O’Sullivan have also contributed unreleased cuts, while the likes of Blawan dot the tracklist.
Hear it and see the full tracklist below, or via the BBC Radio 1 website.
Roma Zuckerman – Zero [Trip]
i – L.T.B.C.Y.B. [Recognition]
PTU – 2618 [Trip]
Bjarki & Nina Kraviz – Cookie and Sexy Beat [Trip]
Skatebård – Sgnelkab [Digitalo Enterprises]
Unknown – Unknown
Sieg über die Sonne – Love Is Ok (Ricardo Villalobos Remix) [Multicolor Recordings]
Far Electronics – Inner Language [Omnidisc]
Volruptus – Fermi Paradox [Trip]
Maelstrom – The Line [Zone]
Hieroglyphic Being – This Is 4 The Rave Bangers [Technicolour]
PTU – Mstera
Terrence Dixon – Untitled [Trip]
Biogen – Magic 01 [Trip]
user48736353001 – AFX Theme (Bjarki Edit)
Jellybean – Twilight Dome Pt.2 [Relief Record]
Joey Beltram – Unknown (Armando Edit)
Speedy J – Unknown
Vladimir Dubyshkin – Lorry [Trip]
Steve O’Sullivan – Quatre 20 [Trip]
Millsart – Gamma Player [Axis]
Deniro – 700 [Trip]
Deniro – Unknown
Joe Lewis – Unknown [Relief]
Blawan – 993_mst.wav [Ternesc]
Overmind – God Stepped Out Of Space (Bjarki’s Re-Work)
Bjarki – Never Vacuum Alone
Unknown – Unknown [Omnidisc]
Bjarki – 12345 tranx2 [Trip]
Bjarki – This 5321 [Trip]
Universal Indicator – 25 C14
Roma Zuckerman – Years [Trip]
Steve O’Sullivan – 005_CINQ3 [Trip]
Bjarki – drab 2 [bbbbbb Records]
Aleksi Perälä – 248_H_133.59375 [Trip]
PTU – Intact Alef [Trip]
Volruptus – Alien People [Trip]
Acen – Close Your Eyes [Production House]