Submitted by Becca Antoon on Tue, 2020-10-20 22:54
Best known for:
“Dropping bass like an earthquake.”
Tune of the year:
"DJ Mad Dog ‘In My House’.”
Ukranian hardcore DJ and producer Miss K8, real name Kateryna Kremko, has spent the last six years steadily climbing the Top 100 DJs poll. After big changes in 2019 — Kremko became a mother for the first time, performing until she was 28 weeks pregnant, and returning to the decks just three months later — the producer returned with brand new music for 2020. Collaborating with Angerfist on an EP earlier this year, as well as releasing a solo effort, the ‘queen of hardcore’ also confirmed a new album would land sometime in 2020 — the first since her 2016 LP ‘Magnet’.
Outside of the studio, Kremko still managed to perform gigs this year, returning to the home of hardcore, Defqon.1 festival, for their first virtual event. She joined DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Virtual Festival in September, and streamed a skull-crushing birthday live set for fans while in lockdown. If that’s not enough Miss K8 for you, there’s also archive sets online from the DJ at the incredible Dominator Festival in the Netherlands.
What three things have most helped you through Coronavirus Lockdown?
“Spending 24/7 with my baby, studio time, Netflix.”
What lessons should the industry learn from this crisis?
“Nothing is infinite.”
What’s the greatest dance music track of all time?
“The Prodigy ‘Firestarter’.”