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Miss K8
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From: Ukraine

DJ style: “Hardcore techno.”

Best known for: “Dropping bass like an earthquake.”

Fave tune of 2022: “Reinier Zonneveld x Angerfist ‘Fist On Acid (Techno Mix)'.”

Four words define Miss K8’s last 12 months: “Tour, rave, sleep, repeat”. The Ukrainian hardcore techno icon has been hard at work this year, playing from Madrid to Vancouver, Belfast to Stockholm, and many more places in between. Along the way she dropped bangers aplenty at hard dance havens like Defqon 1, Decibel, Dominator and Devastator, world famous dance music festivals like Tomorrowland and Creamfields, and a few events hosted by the label she’s had a home on since her debut track ‘Unforgettable’ came out way back in 2012, Masters of Hardcore (MoH).

Miss K8 has had many memorable moments with MoH over the years, particularly with the brand’s flagship event in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, which claims the title of the world’s biggest indoor hardcore event. In 2016, for instance, she created the official anthem for the Raiders of Rampage edition. This year, Miss K8 (real name: Kateryna Kremko) returned to the label with her second album, ‘Eclipse’. Inspired by the concept of the solar eclipse, when the dark shadow of the moon blocks out the light of the sun, the album offered a wide array of hard sounds and featured collabs with Angerfist, Nolz, D-Sturb and more. 

What’s the best DJ set you’ve seen this year?

“Tigerhead for HÖR Berlin (live-stream 2019).”
 

Name one great festival you played for the first time this year…

“RFM Somnii (Portugal).”
 

What’s the longest DJ set you’ve ever played?

“Five hours.”
 

What’s one piece of studio hardware you wish you owned?

“Vinyl turntables. I've never actually owned a set of turntables, and I would love to get my own.”
 

What’s the last tune you bought?

“Never Surrender ‘Loco'.”
 

What’s the next big sound?

“Hard techno.”