Saturday [2.18] – Nifra, Solid Stone @ Avalon
1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028 [10pm-6am, 21+]
Nifra – The profession of a DJ is a privileged one, with the endearing reward of connecting with others on a worldwide scale through the love of music. This feeling is shared by many on the circuit, but very few can also proudly be responsible towards the conversation that attitudes towards females in the industry are changing, and for the better. Born in Slovakia, Nikoleta Frajkorova’s love for music blossomed at an early age, and by her mid-teens, the appetite for the electronic genre was prioritised above everything else. Her success in Slovakia garnered attention from Miami native Markus Schulz and in 2014 Nifra joined the ranks of Schulz Music Group – opening doors for her to connect and entertain audiences in North America for the first time. Her performances at Transmission in Bratislava, A state of Trance in Den Bosch, Space in Miami or Club Avalon in Los Angeles projected her as one of the leading female figures representing the dance music scene. 2015 was a monumental change for the Slovakian, her appearence at the famous Ultra Music Festival in Miami and arguably her biggest success to date with her first foray into a vocal-led composition, alongside New York native Seri for “Army of Lights”. Her year concluded working alongside mentor Markus Schulz as part of his City Series Collection project, where they combined for “The Creation”; an anthem fitting for Transmission’s annual home event in Prague, and continuing to receive support from important players such as Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Paul Oakenfold and Gareth Emery. And 2016 has seen her star shine further, playing an integral role in Schulz’s Watch the World album tour, demonstrating her versatility as a DJ in both warmup and headlining modes. Along with original production “Rebel”, her remixes for “Love Me Like You Never Did” from Watch the World, as well as Dimension’s “Mangata” have received rich acclaim, contributing to her appearance at the first New York edition of Dreamstate. Connecting the world with a talent as infectious as her smile; and inspiring females to follow in her footsteps into the DJ world, Nifra takes it all in her stride.
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Solid Stone – The Solid Stone project started back in early 2010, behind it the canadian producer started to make his mark. His very first releases were already supported by likes of Above and Beyond, Markus Schulz to name a few. After he was settled in with his own sound, it became clear that Solid Stone would be a name to look out for in the near future. Having almost all of his recent productions championed by Armin Van Buuren, , Markus Schulz, Max Graham and pretty much all of the Trance elite, Solid Stone is making some real waves over the past year, showing how promising he really is and looks set for a huge future!
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