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.
Our trippy friend’s got a new mix, straight from the steel wheels: all vinyl, all melodic Techno. Evocative yet edgy, crafty yet a lot of fun. Don’t you agree he is entitled to a larger audience? Rhetorical question: of course he does. If you like what you hear, please pay your respect in his Facebook group.
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!
Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Benedix … Pan-Pot, right! Sunday is Techno time at Glitterati blog, and this week’s set is a doozy by the German duo. Underground-oriented and not focused on a particular (sub)genre, their sets don’t shy away from vocals and prove mastery of their trade in small details and accents. But enough text, time for Techno. Enjoy! Just one last thing: do check out their slammin’ website.
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.
Old friend and Techno afficionado Tripnastic has definitely not been layin’ low since our last post about him. Four more mixes found their way out of his decks since, with quality and consistency on par. Trip033 is his latest feat, with an update since Trip029 if you continue reading.