KARINA NISTAL is a vibrantly charismatic singer & songwriter, recognized for her extensive range and diverse collaborations. With unique musical stylings evoking the best of Jazz, Soul, Reggaetón, Rap, and Dance, KARINA is a talent to watch with growing crossover appeal in both the English and Spanish speaking markets worldwide.
A Houston native captivated by old school Hip-Hop, Soul, Jazz, and R&B since early childhood, KARINA’s Cuban/Mexican heritage and Texas upbringing gives her music an unforgettable edge that’s neither traditional nor contemporary, but a catchy evolution of the familiar that’s wholly her own.
After honing her talents as a featured artist on numerous Dance and Hip-Hop singles, KARINA introduced the world to the genre of ReggaeTron – a cutting-edge fusion of Electro & Reggaetón – with her inaugural LP NISTYLE, from STARLIGHT BEATS.
Following the critically acclaimed success of her debut album, KARINA returned to her musical roots with NISTALGIA, a sophomore effort published by L.O.V.E. RECORDS, with a uniquely fresh Latin Fusion take on Soul, Hip-Hop and Dance.
With a meteoric rise to musical fame and no sign of slowing, fans and critics agree that KARINA NISTAL’s hotly anticipated upcoming LP JENE SAIS QUOI will definitively cement her reputation as the Once and Future IT GIRL of the Hurban Dance Movement.
“Karina Nistal is making a name for herself because of her bilingual blend of hip-hop, lounge and electro grooves.” — Joey Guerra – Houston Chronicle
“Houston’s Cuban-Mexican, American-born Karina Nistal spits sexy verses in Spanish and English over next-level production, mixing Latin-tinged hip-hop, house, and reggaeton.” — Thomas Fawcett – Austin Chronicle
“Karina Nistal has definitely shown everyone that she is so much more, channeling her energy in everything she does and lighting up her audience with her enigmatic voice and crazy talent.” — Maya Lohith – URB
“A rising star on the Latin hip-hop scene, Karina Nistal has rapidly gained popularity throughout the South and Midwest and the United Kingdom with her sexy electro-Latin style, conscious message and energetic stage presence.” — Armed Forces Entertainment
“Hailing from Houston, Texas, or H-town as she puts it, this Cuban-Mexican artist is flourishing into what could be a new sensation.” — Joanna Munoz – URB
“Karina Nistal does something rare, musically speaking. She lives up to her own hype. The Houston-bred performer describes her musical mix as an “edgy, electro, breakbeat, drum-n-bass, dancehall, Latin kind of sound.” And that’s exactly what comes across.” — Handstamp/Houston Chronicle – Podcast