Starting out DJing and throwing DIY events in Tennessee, Nikki’s style of DJing fuses his deep interest in the history and future of global rave music and culture with an unpretentious no-holds barred attitude required to hold the attention of an unpretentious crowd that just wants to party. He developed his musical roots in an underground American dance music subculture that eschews the flashiness and accessibility of EDM and festival culture in favor of stark and
raw experimentalism. However, he realized that if he wanted to actually make a typical crowd at a rave or festival in places like Tennessee actually dance while respecting his roots, he would need to transcend this attitude and create something that is as fun and infectious as it is experimental and raw.
Nikki’s simultaneous commitment to both genre-blending experimentation and dancefloor utilitarianism has landed him on highly regarded record labels in both the UK and US, including Mr. Mitch’s Gobstopper, Barely Legal’s Pretty Weird, and Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird. His music has been playlisted by a variety of artists including Four Tet, Glitch Mob, Diplo, Fracture, Sasha, and Jamie XX, as well as featured in mixes by Ben UFO, Batu, Logic1000, FaltyDL, Totally
Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and Mount Kimbie. He has also remixed for artists like Anna Lunoe and Addison Groove.