Category: Music

My interview for The Stranger’s “Spun Out” column

March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Seattle’s notorious tastemaker Dave Segal invited me to grace The Stranger’s content carnivale once more, this time for SLOG‘s ongoing Spun Out column. It was hard to narrow it down to 5, but I also got to wax poetic a bit about how I approach my role as a DJ… and any frequent reader of my blog will know how I love my soapbox 🙂
Nastina on The Vortex c89.5 FM February 2018

February 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

I wasn’t all that stoked on this month’s 2-hour set on The Vortex. In my mind it wasn’t terrible, but there were a lot of places where the mixes didn’t go as I wanted and I was having a hard time getting “into” it. I need new music, really. It’s hard to play well when you’re tired of all your tunes. I also forget that while I may be tired of […]
December Vortex Archive: 3.5 hour split personality set [kristina vs nastina]

December 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

3.5 hours. One human. Two artists. 90 minutes of house, bassline/future, speed garage and techno from Kristina Childs, followed by 2 hours of dirty breaks, bass, trap & drum’n’bass from Nastina. Aired during The Vortex on December 23rd, 2017, c89.5FM Seattle. (Nastina starts about 1h 33m)   KRISTINA CHILDS == ’83 (Original Mix), Maximono, House Fool Or A Coward (Namatria Remix), Deniz Kabu, House Lick Ma (Original Mix), Sion, House […]
Throwback Thursdays circa 1999: The Very First Mix I Ever Recorded

November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

This weekend I found a box of old minidiscs in a drawer and at that very moment remembered that I actually still have a minidisc recorder. So I took the whole shebang and DIGITIZED THAT ISH! I’ll be posting a couple of them, so here’s the first (har har) aptly named “Alpha.” I also took the liberty of cleaning up the audio a bit: smoothed out recording glitches, dynamically leveled […]
Nastina mix: Archive for The Vortex c89.5 September 2017

September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

This month’s 2-hour power shower! I threw back to some ooooooooold tunes that no one will recognize for my own pleasure. And now it’s yours (I hope). Also added to the pop-out player below <3 ROWYCO!
2 New Nastina Mixes = 3 hours of Nastiness

September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s been a while, but Nastina had 3 freshie hours of breaks, bass, bassline, trap and drungle’n’bass go out over the KNHC Seattle airwaves. Now with 100% more scratching! It only took me 19 years to start learning, but after 6 months of flailing it’s starting to sound on point. The August mix has a few scratch sections that sound like I actually  know what I’m doing. I don’t… but […]
Sneaky Bryce secretly live streamed me mixing at home

March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

We were just chillin’ at home the other night, playing records and relaxing. I got into a serious top 40/hip hop groove, trying out some scratches (I’ve finally started learning) and I guess Bryce thought it was good because he started live streaming the block to Facebook without telling me. I thought he was just really slow at taking a still image for a while, then I realized he was […]
2-Hour Nastina mix Live on c89.5 FM FOUND!!!!

October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’m SO STOKED about this!! Thanks to my new personal hero Dak Atk, this mix is now available for download!!! This is the mix I shared the epic backstory for in this video post. Enjoy!!
Set from Studio 4/4 @ Q Nightclub w/George FitzGerald

September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

I had a feeling this set was going to be a magical one. Since my Olympus field recorder walked away from my house, I hoped beyond hope that the boys at Q were set up to record. They weren’t. And it was magical. Dammit. I couldn’t let the ever-so-cute standing ovation from George be in vain, so I plugged in my Allen & Heath and set out to recreate the mix as […]
Set on The Vortex c89.5 Aug 27 2016

August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

(also playable using the pop-out player on the bottom of this window) So it turns out I will be a regular contributor on The Vortex. I’ve been invited to come on the show once a month for a one-hour live mix. The slot will vary based on schedule, but most of them will be last Saturdays from 11-midnight. Killer slot! This is archive from the first of many mixes to come out […]