Succeeding in the competitive world of DJ’ing 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, yet seductive, rhythms, funky tribal 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.
Some International Venue’s as follows: “Denon DJ, in association with Hermes Music Mexico, Rocketerias Distribuidores, KV2 Audio PRESENTAN, Melissa Nikita 2013 BPM Festival in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico at BAR|PALAPLAYA”, “Lollipop 5 Techno Festival” in Quebec City, Canada; “I LOVETECHNO” festival at club Sotano in Caracas Venezuela; “Karmasutra” in Medellin Columbia; I LOVE TECHNO Tour Brazil, Peru; “Technova” Festival in The Netherlands, Amsterdam; “Dragons Dream 3” Festival in Quebec City, Canada.
Some National Venues include: Showcasing for the “DENON DJ” Brand at The DJ Times Magazine, DJ Expo, Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ (Annually, Summer), Casbah Night Club, Atlantic City, The “Hpnotiq Liquors Launch Party/Hugo Boss Fashion Show @ Oceano’ in San Juan, Puerto Rico, MYLifeStyle Magazine 1 year anniversary party @ The Samsung Theater in NYC, Resident DJ for SCEPN events/Manhattan Society Exchange events actively playing in NY Fashion Week’s, magazine and press events Club Emerald City in Philadelphia opening for Jonathan Peter’s, who was voted America’s # 1 DJ in 2006 by DJ Times, “Return 2 Paradise” at club Therapy, R. I., The Colosseum in PA, USA, The Estate, Boston, Mass. with Joe Bermudez & Masterbeat, Exit with Tony Draper, Junior Vasquez, Float, ROXY NYC with Johnny Vicious. Tag-Teamed with DJ’s from Tronic Treatment and NYEX at New York City’s techno hotspot Drinkland, Club Love NYC, Pacha, Tenjune, Lower Manhattan’s BLVD for the “I Love House Music” party, Trust Techno @ Club Trust, Sullivan Room, Eden lounge, BAR13’s “Rite of Wednesday’s”, “Dirty Blonde” Thursday’s, “Heavy” Party Friday’s in Union Square, NYC", Polar Lounge, Rockbar, Erie Lounge, Palladium of Queens, NY, AURA of White Plains, District 36, and hosted top talent at her residency at the Legendary “Centro-Fly” with REACH Productions & District Promotions which included DJ Carl Cox.
Other DJ’s that Melissa Nikita has worked with are Chris Liebing, Mauro Picotto, Victor Dinare, Hardcell, Kenny Glasgow, Steve Lawler, VTONE, British Murder Boys, Mothlab, Christian Smith, Richie Santana, Johnny Vicious, Junior Vasquez, Pulser, Justin Time, DJ Cave, Ferry Corsten, and Bart Skills. In 2004 Melissa Nikita was signed by both Germany based International Booking/MGMT Agency DERAGENT.DE , “The AFTERWARDS” DJ Bookings agency based in Chile, South America and The International Creative Talent Agency Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
Melissa also makes her mark in the studio, and flexes her ability to be diverse in the music scene. In the past, Melissa has played the role of DJ/Producer/featured vocalist and co-founder of Valor Recordings, Melissa assisted in production, not only for her love of Techno, but a whirlwind of other genres. 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 and toped # 1 on that chart in December 04 (www.GarageBand.com).
Lyrically, Melissa has also worked alongside DJ/Producer Serge DeVant of Ultra Records. In the summer of 2000, Melissa Nikita acted as a vocalist & released “Nikita – I Want You to Know”, produced by Jim Heinz of Sound Factory NYC Enterprise fame. In October 2007, Trackworks Records has signed Melissa Nikita as a DJ, Producer and Lyricist.
Currently, Melissa ventured in partnership with VTONE & TONEproductions and also collaborates with “Rezn8r” lyrically and melodically. MELISSANIKITA + VTONE = “TECHTONiK”: A TECH-HOUSE DJ/ Production tag team rooted five years PLUS. www.facebook.com/TECHTONIK.NYC
Melissa Nikita has stamped her style in the business with new residencies & affiliations….A constant flow of local/International bookings thru her events company NIKITA|EVENTS & TONEproductions while managing VTONE, Partnering in projects with (S)innerScene, Michael Better Promotions, Kriste Lee Productions and many other NYC Booking/Production agencies.
Melissa Nikita is now officially endorsed & sponsored by the DENON brand, D & M Professionals and is now an official “DENON DJ”:
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….