With one foot in Oslo, fueling her creativity and influencing her in a way that only it can, and the other firmly in Ibiza, her second home, exposing her to some of the best clubs in Europe – Karina is one to watch our for. These two huge influences along with her international upbringing in Norway, Egypt and Poland and her creative multilingual mindset all shine brightly through her music.
10 years living and working on the famous mediterranean island of Ibiza have seen her involved with some of the biggest promoters in the music industry such as Cocoon Ibiza, Cream and Monza. An avid collector and player of all things vinyl, she is also one of the residents and core creators of Ibiza’s most successful weekly open-air parties: The Zoo Project. Berlin, her winter home, exposed her to its raw creativity, helping her develop her production skills whilst playing at top venues such as Kater Blau, CDV, Salon zur Wilden Renate, Watergate and HRD Bar.
Appreciating the fundamentals of Chicago house and Detroit techno, her trademark style fuses elements of the two smoothly together with the minimalistic, forward thinking deep house that has become synonymous with her sound. Never afraid to stray from the norm and always keen to experiment with something outside of the traditional house/techno paradigm, her vinyl selection is seductive, laid-back and hypnotic, while all the time retaining a driving, motivating rhythm.
Karina, although best known for her hypnotic performances at intimate venues, has no problem turning it up a notch for massive crowds, such as at the main stage of Kazantip Festival (Ukraine) in front of thousands of people. Her ability to mix any vinyl, from disco to techno, has had her smashing dance floors in many exotic destinations from Cape Town (That’s What She Said) to Shanghai (Mao Mao). Her prestigious residency at Analog Room in Dubai, her K1 release on Chicago based label ‘God Particle’, and forthcoming releases on “Cymawax Barcelona’ display both her technical production skills and her ability to engage with the audience. Karina, without a doubt, is a big part of the European underground house and techno movement. Now, having worked hard to earn her place, she gives back by working with Girls Gone Vinyl, a community organization in Detroit helping upcoming female DJs find their way.
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