Avid fans of popular HBO television series Game of Thrones were surprised to learn that one of the show’s most beloved characters, the affably dual-syllabic Hodor, has been behind the decks far longer than he’s been in front of the camera. After performing six shows in Australia last summer, the Northern Irish DJ/actor – formally known as Kristian Nairn – continues the Rave of Thrones Tour this winter with over 40+ dates across the US.
In a recent interview, Nairn shared the blueprint for his DJ sets: “It starts off with some nice vocal-based deep house and progresses up over the set,” he said. “I’ll probably mix in some EDM for a lack of a better term into some progressive house. I started DJing in the ’90s so I’m very influenced by that – there’s a lot of piano stuff coming back around now which I really like.”
To accompany the Game of Thrones theme, events have been decked out in a castle motif, with ominous “A Song of Ice and Fire” themed visuals, encouraging fans dress up as their favorite character and dance the night away to Nairn’s progressive mixes.
Listen to Kristian Nairn’s latest mixes on Soundcloud and grab your tickets right here!