DJ and producer NVST from Switzerland has established herself as one of the rising stars of the international clubbing and electronic music scene. Playing uncompromising sets around the world, this hyperactive artist seems insatiable. A regular guest at the most prestigious clubbing festivals (Amsterdam Dance Event, Positive Education, Dekmantel Selectors) and the trendiest clubs of the moment (Garage Noord, Tresor, Ankali, Zhao Dai), she leaves no one indifferent. In addition to DJ sets under her own name, she is part of The Drift Institute, a live group that blends post-punk, abstract, and techno.
NVST’s growing reputation is built on sharp, powerful, and deeply committed sets. Taking her audience by surprise, she doesn’t hesitate to put them in uncomfortable situations to lead them into a trance. Breakbeats, industrial, techno, and acid are just a few of the strings to her bow. Her style draws from all genres in order to transcend them and create moments of collective communion.
The values that drive NVST’s approach to DJing are far from conventionalism and commercial approaches. As an advocate for a more open and inclusive electronic music scene, she is part of the Female:Pressure family and fights for better representation in the nightlife industry.
In addition to her already impressive schedule, she co-directs the Big Science label with Warzou, a sound experimentation laboratory focused on marginal electronic music. She is also a resident DJ on LYLRadio and Rinse FM.
NVST’s vast discography speaks for itself. Not only has she released an EP and two albums under her own name, but she has also collaborated with The Drift Institute and has an upcoming album set to be released under the Geneva-based label Les Disques Magnétiques (a sub-label of Disques Bongo Joe). In addition to these accomplishments, her recent feature in a Tresor compilation solidifies her position at the forefront of cutting-edge underground electronic music.