A mighty girl from Thailand who provoked a techno revolution at home and then left for Berlin, Ibiza and every corner of the global scene. A top artist who electrifies dance floors with her infectious energy, impeccable mixes and uncompromised selection of percussive grooves. Endlessly talented, purely self-made, contagiously passionate, internationally praised—this is Nakadia, one of today’s most outstanding DJs.
Nakadia has carried her unstoppable energy since childhood while growing up in the poor Thai countryside of Isaan. Various jobs led to her first European trip in 2002, where she encountered techno. A turbulent journey began. She devoted herself to finding the perfect sonic fuse. Gigs on the island of Koh Samui launched her into international fame within a remarkably short time. Crafting her sound without any guidance, in a country marked by the mainstream, she pioneered the rise of the underground, conquering the rest of the world at the same time.
As she continues to develop her totally self-made career, Nakadia has pinned more than 70 countries to her gig list, with over 1,600 performances to date. Between rocking some of the world’s most respected festivals—Tomorrowland, Berlin’s Loveparade, Budapest’s Sziget, Amsterdam’s Dockyard and Australia’s top festival, Rainbow Serpent—she magnetizes countless top clubs across the globe. As a promoter, Nakadia has hosted legendary names like Sven Väth and Loco Dice over a dozen times at sold-out venues across her home country of Thailand.
After being discovered during a performance at Sankeys in the summer of 2013, she became a fixed name in Ibiza, performing regularly at hotspots like Ushuaia, Amnesia, Sankeys, Zoo Project and Blue Marlin.
Nakadia has always felt the urge to spend more time producing her own sounds, but her busy touring schedule never left much room for her studio work. Early releases between 2008 and 2016 gave a first glimpse of what she’s capable of. Finally, in 2018, she’s presented us with some original, exceptional techno tracks. A first EP was released on Filth on Acid in early 2019, and stayed in Beatport’s top 10 techno releases for two consecutive weeks. The EP was a statement, and just the start of a new chapter of Nakadia’s career. Another EP, signed by Carl Cox’s Intec imprint, will be out mid-June 2019. That’s just one of many releases coming up this year and beyond.
From a sweet Asian girl behind the decks to an artist respected worldwide, from the dark clubs to the massive festivals, from Asia to Europe and back—Nakadia is taking her career step by step from one level to the next. And she’s just getting warmed up!