Russian tech-house star Nina Kraviz chatted to Mixmag this week about the jealousy and envy her success has provoked and revealed that she’s been deluged with ‘really mean comments from all over Europe’.
“People asking who I slept with to get where I am, or saying that a man must be doing all the work for me,” she told Mixmag deputy Editor Duncan Dick.
“There’s an attitude still in the Eastern Bloc that women are good for the bedroom and the kitchen but not much else – so when a women gets successful there’s a bit of a debate,” she said. (Mixmag: http://bit.ly/GNEbJD )
Nina’s comments appeared in a feature Mixmag published about Russia’s Sochi Winter Music Conference where she appeared on a panel alongside equally striking rising star DJ Nastia (who following the conference signed a deal with Dubfire’s international DJ agency Bullitt).
Chatting to Skrufff at SWMC the year before, Nastia downplayed the sexism issue (‘I think there’s a lot of talk, but I'm so far away from it all, to be honest’) though admitted she avoided the high-heeled micro-mini skirt look favoured by many Russian club girls (though not Nina, either).
“Speaking about myself, I just think that I look good without that image. I want to look serious and I do not want to draw attention to my appearance, I wish that people would listen to the music I play,” said Nastia.
“And honestly, I myself do not understand why so many of our (Russian) girls always dress like that. Maybe they are afraid to miss something, or they just want to present deceptive perfection,” she suggested.
Nina Kraviz’ new album is out now http://on.fb.me/GIMNoM
http://bit.ly/yGHGdq (Nina Kraviz - Resident Advisor Podcast)
Jonty Skrufff: http://listn.to/JontySkrufff