Nightwave has been doing music almost since she was born, when she went on tour with her dad, also a musician, in her native Slovenia. Now settled in Britain, she’s the real deal girl boss as the head of record label Heka Trax, which boasts releases by the likes of French ghetto producer Big Dope P and Chicago legend DJ Deeon. A Missguided fave is her recent hookup with Chippy NonStop on ‘Lotto’, a sharp-but-sweet dose of girl power for the Insta generation.
A Red Bull Academy alumni, Nightwave’s summer has been super busy, as aside from working on her own stuff, she remixed the Riddim Commission release, ‘Dem Tings Dere feat. D Double E’ which is the kind of track that makes you wanna drop whatever you’re doing and head straight to da clurb. I caught up with her over coffee in Glasgow, where she’s now based, to find out exactly what makes her tick, and asked the all important question, are Fridays better than Saturdays?
Tell us about yourself…
I’m a DJ, producer and promoter. I make tunes, play them, put on nights and have fun for a living!
What’s the best thing about having your own label?
Freedom! I put out what I want and guide the esthetic of the label which is very rewarding.
You’ve got some pretty amazing collaborations under your belt. Who’s next on your hitlist?
I’ve got releases with Rye Rye, Madders, Rell Rok and Philly Swain coming up!
What’s been your proudest moment?
Probably getting praise from people I have respected since I was a teenager like DJ Deeon or Optimo and seeing people happy each time I play.
Where can we see you perform next?
What’s it like living in Glasgow?
Terrible weather but great fun! People are the best and there’s always something going on!
Where do you go to relax?
Nature, seaside, Samye Ling Buddhist centre.
Musical guilty pleasure?
No pleasure is a guilty pleasure! I love Scooter and Venga Boys.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve done this week?
Cleaned my cat’s poop balls out of his long fur (gross).
What three items of clothing can’t you live without?
Leopard print shirt, my jumpsuits, chunky fake gold.
Where do you get your fashion inspiration?
Charity shops, 70s & 80s disco wear.
You’ve got small feet (don’t ask me how I know!)…What’s your favourite style of shoes?
Lol! Yeah I’m size 1 and it’s a massive pain!! I wear cool kids trainers a lot and sometimes order tiny high heel shoes from Asia to look a bit more “feminine” although I’m rubbish at walking in them. I love bitchy boots in the winter.
What do you love about Missguided?
There are SO many styles to inspire you and detailed size guidelines (good for tiny people like me), clothes are affordable, look great and always on trend.
Fridays or Saturdays? Fridays! More time to recover by Monday.
Twitter or Instagram? Instagram.
Sun or snow? SUN!!!!
Rivers or oceans? Oceans.
Justin or Selena? Selena (Quintanilla-Pérez).
Ants or spiders? Spiders are cute!
London or Berlin? London always, Berlin is a bit snobby.
Spice Girls or All Saints? All Saints.
Chips or pizza? I’m obsessed with Pizza.
Club or festival? Club. I f*cking hate mud.
Wanna know more? Follow Nightwave on Insta @nightwave808
…and listen to her tracks on Soundcloud: