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Swapping Sand For Pebbles - We Caught Up With Nadia "ناديه"

Brighton Mixtapes: MYSD 016

We're so excited to continue our Brighton Mixtapes Series. Since the success of our beloved Berlin Mixtapes Series, which has featured awesome guests so far, we are on a mission to showcase more of the exciting talent that is right on our doorstep.

Next up we welcome the amazing Nadia, who grew up in sunny Algeria, where her interest in music became the foundation of her art. Inspired by local mythology, art and centuries worth of history, she applied those passionate calls of her ancestors and weaved them into the melodic sounds that made her a beacon amongst the local scene.

Over the last 15 years, since she embarked on her musical journey, she has crafted her DJ skills, with her style of DJing being influenced by legends such as Hernan Cattaneo, Guy J, Nick Warren, Sasha & Digweed to name a few. Not only that, Nadia regularly takes to the airwaves on NYC based station Frisky Radio with her show Tassili, which often charts in the global top 10, plus regular appearances on Saturo Sounds Radio.

Nadia has been based in the UK for the last few years, playing alongside great names such as Anthony Pappa, Kasper Koman, Budakid, Paul Hazendonk, Luke Brancaccio and Habischman, featuring at amazing events run by the likes of Modern Agenda, the Prog Lab, Progressive Astronaut, Solfest and Berlin-Brighton… all of this without forgetting her active contribution to the Algerian local scene.

Nadia has proven to be a huge crowd favourite at our events, and in our opinion one of the underground scene's most talented selectors. Let's find out more!

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

Hello Markus, thanks for having me on board! I’m just back from a few weeks spent away in Algeria catching up with friends and family!

How long have you been DJing?

18 years …. I bought my first set of turntables in April / May 2005.


What inspired you to start DJing?

Music has always been a big part of my life, I’ve been fascinated by dance music and rave culture ever since I was a young kid in the early 90s and way before I was old enough to get into clubs.