Russian DJ/producer Nina Kraviz has responded to controversy surrounding a documentary that was recently made about her.
The mini-documentary, produced by Resident Advisor (see below), follows Kraviz while she is on the road and features her sitting in the bath and swimming in the ocean.
It's an honest and insightful film, however it's sparked debate between fans and fellow artists, including Greg Wilson (who wrote a lengthy blog post) and Maceo Plex (who lashed out at Kraviz on Facebook).
Maceo said: "Shout out to the ladies playing amazing music and pushing the scene forward with nothing else but sick records and studio time. Cassy Britton, Steffi, Maya Jane Coles, Heidi, Magda, Margaret Dygas, Ellen Allien."
Nina Kraviz has now replied with a Facebook post of her own, stressing her stance on gender and sexism within the music world.
In direct response to Maceo Plex, she wrote: "I wish you spent more time in the record store, so you wouldn't have missed this lovely cover of one of the first ladies in your list of non-sexual female artists in the business. This is her Berghain / Panorama Bar first Panorama bar 01 mix by Cassy."
In a more general statement also released today, she said: "You can't control artist and their creativity. Sexism and all similar bullshit must die. And the first step to it is to let artists be who they are regardless of their gender, skin color, sexual orientation etc..."
She also touched upon "the bath scene" and the shots of her on the beach: "This video is about DJ on the road. And DJs take baths sometimes. The party in Bulgaria was on the beach. So you wanted me to be on the beach in winter clothes?"
You can read Greg Wilson's article here and check out Nina's full responsehere.
And read our article, 'Is Dance Music Sexist?'