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Nina Kraviz explains to set critics: 'music is about freedom of expression'

The трип label head has written a lengthy post following a weekend party in Australia

  • SCOTT CARBINES
  • 14 November 2016

Nina Kraviz has delved into the way she approaches music after a weekend set in Australia attracted criticism from some in attendance.

Apparently a negative few at smalltown's Melbourne beach party with Marcel Dettmann and Bjarki thought the closing set steered too far from what they considered pure techno, prompting the трип label head to respond.

"I played a spontaneous, eclectic yet coherent set that consisted of a few different parts," Kraviz wrote on Facebook, explaining a few selections in greater detail.

"Some people were complaining and some even wanted their money back. And it would have been totally fine but something about it really touched me deeply.

"People wanted 'techno' and I offered none in their opinion - in fact all I played was pretty much techno at least in my own definition but much of a broader spectrum."

The post continues: "Well what can I say. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but it definitely takes some time, experience and knowledge to form one.

"I grew up with a slightly different concept about music as one big sonic space with everything wired into each other. Following this concept the bridge between techno and disco is very short. On top of that I believe that music is about freedom of expression and a perfect tool to connect people of a different kind."

"I personally always loved less obvious or predictable sonic landscapes because the unknown was always more attractive to me than what I already have experienced. I always loved Laurent Garnier for this exact reason and for his ability to connect with music.

"On this positive note I would like to send my warmest greetings to those who appreciate me for being myself. And those who don't understand what I am doing - thank you for stopping by."

Well said, Nina.

Read the full post here.

[Photo: Paola Kudacki]

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