Succeeding in the competitive world of DJing takes hard work, good fortune and talent. New York based DJ, Melissa Nikita displays all of the above attributes and a keen ability to consistently rock the scene. Taking components from all over the musical map, Melissa blends hard tribal rhythms, funky percussion and relentless energy into her own style of techno madness…. a style that is gaining her accolades and recognition near and far.
Based in New York City, Melissa has cultivated relationships with some of the hottest producers, DJs and venues on the scene. She plays at one offs all over the world.
International Venue as follows: "Lollipop 5 Techno Festival" in Quebec City, Canada; “I LOVE TECHNO” festival at club Sotano in Caracas Venezuela; “Karmasutra” in Medellin Columbia; "Technova" Festival in The Netherlands, Amsterdam; "Dragons Dream 3" Festival in Quebec City, Canada.
Some National Venues include. Club Emerald City in Philadelphia, "Return 2 Paradise" at club Therapy, R.I., Exit, Float, ROXY NYC. Tag-Teamed with DJ's from Tronic Treatment and NYEX at New York City's techno hotspot Drinkland, Pacha, Lower Manhattan's BLVD for the "I Love House Music" party, Trust Techno @ Club Trust, Rockbar, Erie Lounge, AURA of White Plains, and hosted top talent at her residency at Centro-Fly which included DJ Carl Cox. Other DJ’s that Melissa Nikita has worked with are Jonathan Peters who was voted America’s 1 DJ in 2006 by DJ Times Magazine, Hardcell, Chris Liebing, Kenny Glasgow, British Murder Boys, Christian Smith, DJ Boris, Pulser, Justin Time, DJ Cave and Bart Skills.
Melissa also makes her mark in the studio, and flexes her ability to be diverse in the music scene. Playing the role of DJ/Producer and co-founder of SubCentra records/Valor Recordings, Melissa assists in production, not only for her love of Techno, but a whirlwind of other genres (www.subcentra.com). She also assisted in the operations of Sub-Audeo records and acted as lyrist on some tracks; one of which was ranked on the “All-Time” Industrial Chart at 38 out of 1,596 tracks and toped 1 on that chart in December of 2004 (www.GarageBand.com). Lyrically, Melissa has also worked along side DJ/Producer Serge DeVant of Magnetik Music/Hypnotized Records, now affiliated with Ultra Records (Several tracks were played regularly by Paul Van Dyk). Melissa also acted as a vocalist in the summer of 2000 & released “I Want You to Know”, produced by Jim Heinz of Sound Factory NYC and Jonathan Peters Enterprises fame.
As of October 2007, BIG Management has signed Melissa Nikita as a DJ, Producer and Lyricist. Melissa is currently working with DJ’s such as Dave Pearce, Tony Moran, Jason Nevins, Todd Terry and the Digital Pimps. Some featured artists within the BIG Management family are Janet Jackson, Judy Torres and the ROC Project.
Constantly growing as an artist, performer and DJ, Melissa Nikita is poised to make her mark on the electronic music industry and establish herself as a force to be reckoned with on the global techno scene. The journey has just begun.