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Thai born international DJ Nakadia talks about path from rural country to urban Europe

Nakadia, a Thai-born international DJ, recently returned to Phuket to give party-goers an explosive performance at Illuzion night club on Patong’s Bangla Road. Having performed alongside the likes of Pete Oak, as well as playing at various gigs all around Europe, including the notoriously popular White Isle, otherwise known as Ibiza, Nakadia has spent years perfecting her sound and exploring her musical taste.

Dalia Hilmi

Saturday 17 October 2015, 09:00AM


The Phuket News had the pleasure of chatting with Nakadia.

Her decision to move out of Thailand was a constructive one that allowed her to fully develop her sound. Growing up in a rural village in Thailand meant the harsh realities of a poor life left her with no chance for a career in electronic music. However, after a few fortunate circumstances, and teaching herself English, her life transformed into what it is today.

“I love to dance, I love to party,” Nakdia says.

“I tried to find myself and find out who I wanted to be.

“My music can be best described as melodic techno.”

Having had no real guidance at the start of her career she practiced relentlessly to develop her own sound. It was only when she moved to Koh Samui in 2003 that she came into contact with a small electronic music scene and got her first practice at playing for European tourists.

Her music developed into deep progressive electronic beats and she began playing all over the island.

Now partly living in the techno music haven of Berlin, Germany, she flies out almost daily to every corner of the globe.

From the very first start in 2003 until now, Nakadia’s development as a DJ has been admirable. She bought turntables and started practicing with a very limited amount of music.

By 2004, she had already performed 55 gigs across 12 countries. Over the next four years, Nakadia found herself working with the sounds of deep house, tech house and techno, and after a few simple steps to revamp her image and style, Nakadia was determined to produce underground sounds and play to the people who understood.

“Even though it’s my music, people still need to be excited, so I have to constantly mix it up.

“I love to play to people and constantly try and develop new music.”

Some of Nakadia’s most memorable experiences have involved working with genuine talent.

“My favourite track at the moment is by popular producer Pete Oak. Him and Stephan Bodzin are acts that continue to inspire me.”

Nakadia has had the pleasure of travelling and playing around Europe as well as other luxurious locations. Her involvement with ANTS, one of Ibiza’s top events, is a reflection on how far she has come and her commitment to the music industry.

Going forward, the DJ hopes to indulge in further festivals as well as producing an EP for Cocoon: a popular event in Ibiza. But these are just the opening chapters of an exciting career that so far has been nothing short of a musical fairytale.

For more information visit facebook.com/djnakadia

 

 

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