Russian DJ-producer Anastasia Kristensen has a novel standpoint on dance music that’s shaking up what techno means in 2018. Originally from Moscow but based in Copenhagen, Denmark, she’s quickly earned an international reputation for her spellbinding DJ sets. In one of her mixes, you’ll hear metallic juggernauts of kinetic 4/4 rhythm; electronics that glimmer like obsidian surfaces; and surprising diversions into hardcore breakbeats, weightless grime, electro, and IDM.
After years proving her mettle on the DJ circuit around Scandinavia and in Berlin, she’s now a resident at Copenhagen’s Culture Box and has an increasingly full DJ diary of bookings around the world. Kristensen is on the rise, and her first full EP—still very much under wraps—is out soon. In light of this, XLR8R caught up with Kristensen to learn more about her musical background, approach to DJing, and adventurous track choices.
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