Our latest podcast in the HB: series comes courtesy of Nightwave, the Slovenian-born, UK-based producer and DJ formerly known as 8Bitch. With past releases on Seed Records, Starkey’s Slit Jockey label, and her latest EP Feel on Svetlana Industries, Nightwave has cemented her spot as one to watch in the UK bass music scene. And here’s a fun fact: Nightwave did the motion capture for the female characters in the video game DJ Hero!
Her Dusk Mix podcast for Her Beats is something a little different than Nightwave’s usual club vibes. Let’s find out some more about one of our favourite underground club music producers of the moment -
Can you tell us a bit more about…
yourself and your musical history:
I was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia and I moved to London in 2002. As a child I studied music theory and played the flute and got into electronic music as a teenager. I started djing and fooling around with my Dad’s music equipment, I was really into electro and techno back then. After I moved to London I couldn’t really afford any equipment so I had a long break from producing but got back into it a few years ago thanks to Logic and Ableton. I first released music as 8Bitch and changed my name this year to avoid the limitations posed by the old name.
the idea behind the mix you recorded:
I have decided to make a slightly different mix, more chilled out than my usual club-style mixes. It’s a selection suitable for travelling or relaxing at home I think.
your future plans:
The plan is to continue doing what I’m doing and explore different avenues in music in the future-I would like to have a go at writing music for films and making visual/sonic installations. I’ll keep on djing for sure-I really love it. I’m going to RBMA next month and I’m super excited about that.
HB:003 Dusk Mix PODCAST
Stream above or directly at Mixcloud
Curated by Maya Medvesek / Nightwave
Banjo or Freakout / Archangel
The xx / Do You Mind
Dam Mantle / Purple Arrow
Comanechi / On & On (Babe Rainbow Remix)
Young Jeezy & Slim Thug / Diamonds Remix
Becoming Real / Let The Right One In
Teengirl Fantasy / Now That’s What I Call Volume 2