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Nina Kraviz: ‘Techno is underestimated as a genre’

“It’s a phenomenon, it’s as important as jazz”...

Nina Kraviz has opened up about how she feels techno is “underestimated” as a genre in a new interview.

The Siberian superstar has established herself as a pivotal figure for music that exists on the boundaries of techno through her трип imprint since it launched in 2014.

“It’s a phenomenon, it’s as important as jazz,” Kraviz said in an interview with The Guardian. “It’s incredibly rich, culturally, but it’s so underground that it took me 15 years to have even a little bit of a frame of reference. There are still areas that I don’t know about.”

Kraviz hosted an epic трип showcase at OFFSónar last month (June) with a party hosting DJ Rush, Bjarki, Steve O'Sullivan, Deniro, Shadowax and more at El Monasterio of El Poble Espanyol.

That was after she announced трип’s 20th release, which features new music from rare Aphex Twin alias Universal Indicator.

Rob McCallum is DJ Mag’s deputy digital editor. Follow him on Twitter here.