DJ Nikki Beatnik, Offical Kelis DJ, DJ for a number of A-lister’s and cool brands PLUS she is an über cool producer! A real First Lady!
When did you discover your talent?
When I was 8 I got scouted for music school. I learned classical cello, piano & sang in choir till I was 16 when I discovered nightclubs and DJing. I bought my first set of Technics soon after and started out on my DJ career…I’ve never looked back, I have DJ’d all over the world for artists & brands from Jay- Z to Reebok & Blackberry. Now I want to be a wife & international jet- setter, live in the sun & collect pets
Kelis “Acapella” performed live on Jools Holland with DJ Nikki Beatnik’s on the ones and two’s!
What motivates and inspires your music?
My music is inspired by being a DJ, club culture, dancing, Fashion, living in London & so many other things. I love different genres from 80′s to Drum & Bass, rock n roll to 90′s house. I love to mix all these influences.
Describe your audience.
Anyone who loves music & appreciates real DJ’s with skills! My friends & fans are from all different walks of life.
Natalie May Closer – Beatnik Remix
What keeps you going when you don’t want to/ have a set back?
What keeps me going is I dont have a back- up plan I also believe if you do things you believe in, from the heart – it will work out ok.
What is your proudest moment so far?
I have had so many brilliant moments, Djing on a skyscraper, spinning in caves at Omar Shariff’s house, a night out with Tom Jones, playing the Royal Albert Hall…so many. Im very proud of all the work I have been doing with Kelis on tour this past year as she is one of my closest mates and she is so fresh and unique artistically. She is the real deal musically. We have done some amazing gigs this year, NYE Poland, 120,000 people crowds, Glastonbury, Isle of MTV, Good Vibes Festival. It’s been immense. Im proudest when me & my bro and co- producer STATIS write & produce new records. We go under the name BEATNIK & are working with some brilliant artists here in the UK & US. www.beatniktv.com
DJ Nikki Beatnik doing one of my fave things…SHOPPING!!!
What are your plans for the rest of 2011 (and beyond)?
I will be in the studio with BEATNIK, making new records, touring, doing more gigs with Kelis & taking the Beatnik Soundsystem out live on the road…To live life & be happy.
Where can we find you?
Forthcoming gigs: Kelis World Tour continues, Fashbashsoundclash- my party in East London, Rock The Belles & a ton more
Well we are impressed and hope you are too! If you would like to see DJ Nikki Beatnik in action and gain some knowledge about becoming a DJ in a male dominated scene come down to The First Lady Fayre on 22nd May at The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch as she will be Dj-ing and guest speaking (PING PING!!). Nikki thank you for giving us some of your time. See you at the next Rock the Belles event in March !