Slovenia-born Glasgow based Maya Medvesek, better known as Nightwave, has established herself as an internationally renowned DJ, producer, vocalist, club promoter and label boss.
Since attending the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in 2011, Nightwave has developed a signature punchy sound exploring acid, Detroit and Chicago inspired techno and electro fused with heady rave nostalgia and hybrid forms of bass and club music. Her releases on labels Unknown To The Unknown, Fool’s Gold, Balkan Vinyl, Fabric, Ministry of Sound, Warp Records (as a vocalist) and her own imprint Heka Trax have secured widespread kudos and praise from the world’s most respected music outlets. Maya’s first 2019 release ‘Psychic Tonic’ (DEXT Recordings) garnered great playlist and press reviews and was included in Mixmag’s ‘Best Tracks Of the Year So Far’. The ”Rainbow Body EP” released on DABJ sublabel Neutralizer in June secured a brilliant review by Pitchfork, further press support and various BBC Radio plays. She also featured on Konx-Om-Pax’ Planet Mu album as a vocalist. As a remixer, Nightwave lent her unique sound to Django Django, Franz Ferdinand and Wayward and has earned her first soundtrack composition credit for contributing to Rachel Maclean’s feature film ‘Make Me Up’.
Renowned for her energetic DJ sets, Nightwave has played major clubs and festivals around the globe such as Sonar Barcelona & Tokyo, Bestival, Movement, Bangface, Electric Picnic, Notting Hill Carnival, Outlook, Isle of Wight, Exit etc, has toured Asia and Australia and shared stages with some of the biggest names in dance music. Her extensive mix archive can be found on her Soundcloud and features recordings for Resident Advisor, Crack, Mixmag, Ninja Tune, DJ Mag, The Fader, BBC, NTS, Beats1 etc. Back home in Glasgow she is a resident of La Cheetah Club and continues to run her club night Nightrave which has hosted the likes of Lone, DJ Bone, Laurel Halo and Nathan Fake.
On Nightwave’s own tastemaker label Heka Trax (est. 2013) she showcases her passion for versatile and forward-thinking international music by releasing fresh music from artists around the globe, including 3 EPs by the label-boss herself and one featuring Chicago legend DJ Deeon.
Maya is also a passionate advocate for gender equality in the music industry; regularly hosting production and DJ skills workshops for girls as young as eight. She also co-runs Producergirls, a free UK workshop for women and has lectured at the EU initiative in Brussels as well as India as a part of British Council’s Women In Electronic Music project. She has participated on many music industry panels (WIRE, St Andrews University, CAMP, Resonate, Movement etc).
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