Born and raised in Russia, Kristina Dolgova has had quite a journey before ending up in Amsterdam, where she now resides.
Her travelling started at the age of 15, when she first went on a solo trip to Malta to study English. It was there where she began her discovery of different electronic music genres through new friends and record stores. From Malta, she then made it to Switzerland where she eventually completed her studies in events and hospitality, an opportunity which provided the platform for her first foray into the world of the clubs and events scene, as well as allowing her to meet more like-minded friends who continued to nurture her interest in music across a wide spectrum, spanning the genres of soul, groovy funk, disco, house and techno.
After completing her studies in Luzern, she moved to Singapore with this group of friends, thinking the Southeast-Asian city was where she would carve out a career in hospitality and hotel management. But she soon realised that events was more to her liking and Kristina didn’t have to think twice when local music institution Zouk Singapore offered her a position at the club.
With her serious hobby now having blossomed into a viable career path, Kristina had the chance to learn the inner-workings of the industry as part of Zouk's DJ Bookings team. During her tenure at the club - then voted as the #5 in the world - she got to meet artistes, managers and promoters from the world over, forming the building blocks of her network today. It was also during this time when she got to work together with the W Hotel teams in both Singapore and Seminyak, Bali on various bookings and events.
Being aware of W Hotels’ tight links to the music industry, she got word of an open position at W Hotel Amsterdam. With Zouk facing an impending change in location and ownership, the timing was then impeccable for a move to the Netherlands, with Kristina becoming the first W Amsterdam Music Curator, and later, W Hotels Music Director for Europe, Africa and Middle East - thus combining events, hospitality and her DJ career seamlessly.
Doubling up as a resident DJ for W Hotels on top of her duties as Music Director, her role has now landed her regular gigs, taking her all over the world from London to Bali and Ibiza, with many more cities to come. As she hones her skills behind the decks while overseeing the musical DNA of W Hotels under her care, Kristina continues to set her sights high, looking to follow where her love for music will next take her.
TIME: 10PM till late
LOCATION: 21 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-02/04 S(088444)
COVER: free before midnight, $20 after midnight
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Kilo Lounge has a 21-&-above age limit policy for club events