"DJs are the modern day griot..
...maintaining history through musical storytelling. Crates of records serving as a repository of tradition where knowledge, ideas and cultural material are preserved and transmitted from one generation to the next. Artfully balancing between the curation of tracks with the ability to extemporize on current events, chance incidents and the passing scene all with the drop of a needle. For me, here in lies the challenge and the reward."
Nina Sol, a nod to her Afro-Latina heritage & warm and sunshiny disposition, delivers a genre-bending soulful sound that resonates with audiences locally and across the globe. A vinyl enthusiast that traverses time and texture, Nina's insatiable curiosity for music discovering keeps her sets fresh and unexpected. Currently based in Oakland, Nina holds monthly residencies at Constellations, a party dedicated to past and present artists born under the zodiac sign of the month, and Elements throwing down underground dance music alongside soulful house DJ veteran, Patrick Wilson. She has played with artists including DJ Spinna, Solange, Rich Medina, Natasha Diggs, Pete Rock, Moodymann, Jose James, Bugz in the Attic, and many others. Sol has contributed to music sites such as Music is My Sanctuary and mainstay parties namely thePeople, Soul in the Horn, Jump N Funk, Makossa Brooklyn, Motown on Mondays, & Black Weirdo. Nina Sol brings a profound energy to dance floors while spreading messages of justice, freedom, and love.
Past Events & Venues
ELEMENTS: 3rd Saturdays w/ Nina Sol & Patrick Wilson at Spirithaus Gallery, Oakland
All Things Soulful: 4th Fridays w/ Nina Sol & special guests @ The Miranda Bar, Oakland
The Solshine Mix Series
Inspired by my favorite season, the Solshine mixes evoke the playful, lazy, and soulful feeling of summer.