Miss Nine

Miss-NineHaving just arrived back home in Amsterdam after her Colours – Around The World tour – Kristin Schrot is relaxing after having visited some far flung corners of the globe. With that, her recent Turn Up The Love release is going strong too, so she is basking in the glory of a particularly positive period in her career. She talks to RK about her anxiety around releasing tracks and her love of Holland.

“It always makes me a little nervous, releasing new songs to the world,” says a circumspect Schrot. “Right now, I’m working on my new radio episode of Nine Sessions and preparing myself for some upcoming modeling projects.” No less, admitting how grateful she is to be able to combine two jobs she absolutely loves – in a wonderful country she now calls home.

“Holland is absolutely breathing dance music,” says Schrot with pride. “With Dutch artists like Tiesto, Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Armin van Buuren and many more, this is a logical result. The Dutch electronic dance scene is now very diverse. Both the mainstream and underground scenes are popular – and it helps that the Dutch government supports the development of EDM.”

Certainly, the best example of this backing is the     Amsterdam Dance Event – a massive musical festival that is one of the biggest worldwide – and it’s popularity is helping underpin the growth in dance music everywhere. “Even the American market has been a beneficiary of this growth,” she says. “I also expect that EDM will keep on growing for several years. I think the flexibility and openness of the dance scene is a big part of that.”

Musically, Schrot is working on a number of projects currently. “Around the end of July this year, I went to London to work in the studio on some new tunes with several singers and producers.” Proudly too, she professes that the snippets from these projects are already sounding great. “My next single will be an uplifting big-room follow-up of Turn Up The Love.”

Likewise, her 925 Music label – born in 2008 – continues to move from strength to strength. An incubator for the music she likes as well as her own releases, the imprint continues to foster the more innovative side of progressive house and techno, with releases not only from artists like Shiloh, Luke Chable and Donatello – but also more powerful, big-room purveyors like Vince Moogin, Sebastian Bronk and David Puentez.

Further, the annual 925 Music compilation – and recently released for 2013 – features herself in the mix with tracks from Digitalism & Tommy Trash, Nicky Romero as well as Miss Nine. A truly powerful mix, the compilation presents a musical journey to listeners with what she terms “a unique experience.” And it that’s not enough, tune in to her Nine Sessions radio show for a warm up – because she is getting back to Australi