Slovenia-born Glasgow based Maya Medvesek, better known as Nightwave is an internationally renowned DJ, producer, vocalist, club promoter & label boss.
2019 was a busy year for Maya-aside from DJ mixes for Mixmag, Crack, DJ Mag, Groove Mag, Ransom Note and Boiler Room show from her hometown of Glasgow she also released three records. ‘Psychic Tonic’ (DEXT Recordings), ‘Rainbow Body’ (DABJ) and ‘The Journey’ (Musar Recordings) all garnered great press, radio and playlist support with Pitchfork, RA, Mixmag, Spotify and BBC Radio 1 being particular highlights. At the end of the year Juno Download picked ‘Psychic Tonic’ as one of 2019’s best techno records and Resident Adivsor listed three Nightwave tracks in their Best of 2019 Spotify playlists.
Renowned for her energetic DJ sets, Nightwave has played major clubs and festivals around the globe such as Sonar Barcelona & Tokyo, Bestival, Movement, Bangface, Electric Picnic, Notting Hill Carnival, Outlook, Isle of Wight, Exit…has toured Asia and Australia and shared stages with some of the biggest names in electronic music. Her extensive mix archive can be found on her Soundcloud and features recordings for Resident Advisor, Crack, Mixmag, Ninja Tune, DJ Mag, The Fader, BBC, NTS, Beats1 etc. Back home in Glasgow she is a resident of La Cheetah Club and continues to run her club night Nightrave which has hosted the likes of Lone, DJ Bone, Laurel Halo and Nathan Fake and is now entering its 7th year.
On Nightwave’s own tastemaker label Heka Trax (est. 2013) she showcases her passion for versatile and forward-thinking international music by releasing fresh music from artists around the globe, including 3 EPs by the label-boss herself and one featuring Chicago legend DJ Deeon.
Maya is also a passionate advocate for gender equality in the music industry; regularly hosting production and DJ skills workshops for girls as young as eight. She also co-runs Producergirls, a free UK workshop for women and has lectured at the EU initiative in Brussels as well as India as a part of British Council’s Women In Electronic Music project. She has participated on many music industry panels (WIRE, St Andrews University, CAMP, Resonate, Movement etc).
AGENT: Darren James-Thomas