Nakadia kicked bottom in 2016: she signed with Cocoon and was named one of the six people that changed dance music in 2016. Impressive, kudos! She caught my attention years because of a shared (adopted) hometown in Isaan and kept lingering on with her great sets, that I’ve been featuring for a long time. A 2011 documentary about her impressive track record is available here. Full set recorded at Green Love in Serbia if you continue reading.
Those of you into the electronic music and techno scene: there is no denying that Thai DJ Nakadia is hitting it big. Jet setting ’round the world 24/7, headlining a second upcoming Thai tour along with Sven Väth, … can’t help but root for this Isaan country girl with the friendly demeanour, she deserves every bit of success. Below is her set at Family Piknik (Germany) and a nice extra is her contribution to Belgian Techno hero Marco Bailey‘s podcast Electronic Force. Do notice how her skills have evolved in the two years between both recording. I personally do wish her all the best. Oh, and Naka: I am going to hold you to that interview, the first time we are in Nakhon Ratchasima at the same time.
This week’s Sunday Techno mix is Nakadia‘s July set, as broadcasted by Ibiza Global Radio. From a country girl in my Thai hometown of Nakhon Ratchasima to a rising star jetsetting around the world, she has my deepest respect. I am going to keep her to her promise of an interview, the first time we are in the Land of Smiles at the same time. Enjoy!
Yesterday, I came across this video, recorded at an event called Voodoo Village. It is a low quality clip from a set by a female deejay called Nakadia. Her sound and choice of records immediately grabbed me and gave me an incentive to find a complete set (below). Spot on, blew me away. It made me wonder what her background and residencies are … now get this: she is from Isaan. Isaan is a rural region in the Northeast of Thailand, where I spend a lot of time, lost my heart and consider to be my second home. The thing about Isaan is: the region is rather remote, the main activity is agriculture and Nakadia grew up as a farmer’s daughter. Imagine the talent, passion and tenacity she would need to have exhibited to learn how to mix and build an international career as a deejay. Khun Nakadia … you have my respect.