After moving from her native Ljubljana, Slovenia to Glasgow, via London, in her late teens, Maya Medvesek, better known as Nightwave, has established herself as an internationally renowned DJ, producer, vocalist, club promoter and label boss.
2016 was a landmark year for Nightwave. Following her Boiler Room performance in June, Nightwave singlehandedly forced the media outlet to change their policies to stamp out misogyny and provide more support for female artists.
On the recording front, as a Red Bull Music Academy alumnus, Nightwave has released across Ministry of Sound, Unknown to the Unknown and Warp, with the BBC Radio 1 playlisted track Surph from Rustie's universally lauded Glass Swords album.
As 2017 starts, Nightwave typically shows no signs of slowing down, as we look forward to two very exciting new EPs in the Spring, on leading labels Fools Gold (home to A-Trak, Danny Brown, Giraffage etc) and Because Music (home to Major Lazer, Django Django etc).
On her own tastemaker label Heka Trax, showcasing her passion for international, forward-thinking dance music, in 2016 Nightwave released the Geofront EP from Tokyo's Carpainter, the Heart.Beat EP from Moscow’s Pixelord and the Peninsula EP by Glasgow’s TryTryDieDown.
As a DJ, Nightwave has played major festivals such as Sonar Barcelona & Tokyo, Bestival, Electric Picnic, Notting Hill Carnival, Outlook and Exit, and played tours with RBMA and Lady Leshurr. Meanwhile, at home in Glasgow she continues to run her own club night Nightrave, which recently toured Europe and regularly hosts the likes of Rustie (Warp), Éclair Fifi (LuckyMe), Kode 9 (Hyperdub) and Chicago ghetto tech legend DJ Deeon (Dance Mania). She also debuted her new live show in November, which we’ll see more of across the festival circuit this summer.