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Nina Carina - Brighton's Rising Techno Queen

Updated: Mar 3, 2022

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We're so excited to bring back our Brighton Mixtapes Series. Since the success of our beloved Berlin Mixtapes Series, which has featured awesome guests so far, we felt there was a real gap in terms of showcasing the amazing talent within our own home city right here in Brighton. We have a wide spectrum of artists that span acrossany genres therefore we decided we would create the 'Brighton Mixtapes' Series, so that we can not only showcase established artists but also feature up and coming musicians that would like a platform to be heard.

Equally, whilst our focus at Berlin has always been somewhere between Deep House and Techno we can now open up and extend a wider reach into other genres that Brighton has to offer. Also each artist will be subject to a series of one answer quick-fire questions to accompany each guest mix to give readers a quirky insight into the artists' likes and dislikes.

Next up we bring you Nina Carina, originally from Brixton in South London, Nina has grown roots in Brighton over the last 12 years, establishing herself in our vibrant music scene. As a DJ, vocalist, songwriter, producer and radio show host, music is Nina's number one passion!

She has been a resident DJ on Brighton's own, where she rocked her weekly radio show 'Phat Fridays' which went live every Friday night 10pm - Midnight and gathering a fervent support in the process. She hosts a monthly show called 'Techno Invasions' on Radio RUAR and has played for Sol-Beat radio, based over in sunny Spain.

Nina has played at some of Brighton's best clubs and bars, including events at the Volks, Twisted Lemon, Back Beat Bar, Block, Grand Central, The Tempest, Waterbear and The Arch.

Lockdown times saw her livestreaming for the likes of United We Stream Brighton, Beats HD Records, Red Wine Sessions, Spacemonkeys UK, Sizzled Sundays (for Slightly Sizzled Records) and supporting Saytek Live on a Dark Matter London livestream.

She pours her heart and soul into selecting the finest music to lift your spirits, make you feel energised and bring out your best bass face! Come and get lost in her tunes! She also recently launched a fantastic new Sunday party at Block in Kemptown called G3T LOO5E, which has been growing in popularity over the last year, dubbed the best place to hang out on a Sunday.

Nina's career has been blossoming as of late with many guest appearances across various streams and radio shows as well as a selection of releases under her belt. A much-loved figure within Brighton's music and LGBTQ scene.

We caught up with Nina to find out more.

Hi Nina, how are you and what have you been up to this week?

I'm good thank you! It has been a busy week for me. A lot of it has been spent hiding indoors from the cold UK winter, but it has given me lots of time to plan and get ideas together for the year ahead and the events and adventures to come! Looking to be an exciting one!

How long have you been DJing?

I've been involved in music now for about 15 years as a vocalist, songwriter and making tunes with different artists. I had dabbled on the decks for a long time, but it is over the last 3 years that I have really gotten my head down and pushed hard with my DJing. I started off as 'Peachy'- my first alias, and now here, as Nina Carina. I have been loving every minute of it!