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 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.
Some 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; I LOVE TECHNO Tour Brazil, Peru; “Technova” Festival in The Netherlands, Amsterdam; “Dragons Dream 3” Festival in Quebec City, Canada.
Some National Venues include: 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, 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, Pacha, Tenjune, Lower Manhattan’s BLVD for the “I Love House Music” party, Trust Techno @ Club Trust, Sullivan Room, Eden lounge, “Rite of Wednesday’s”, “Dirty Blonde” Thursday’s, “Heavy” Party Friday’s at Bar 13 in Union Square, NYC“, Polar Lounge, Rockbar, Erie Lounge, AURA of White Plains, Bar 13, NYC, District 36, and hosted top talent at her residency at Centro-Fly which included DJ Carl Cox. Other DJ’s that Melissa Nikita has worked with , Hardcell, Chris Liebing, Victor Dinare, Kenny Glasgow, Steve Lawler, VTONE, British Murder Boys, Mauro Picotto, Mothlab, Christian Smith, Richie Santana, Johnny Vicious, Junior Vasquez, Pulser, Justin Time, DJ Cave, Ferry Corsten, and Bart Skills.
Melissa also makes her mark in the studio, and flexes her ability to be diverse in the music scene. Currently, Melissa is working on her 3rd record which will be releasing first quarter 2012 with “Rezn8r” & also, in recent months…ventured in another partnership with VTONE. TECHTONIK http://www.facebook.com/TECHTONIK.NYC http://soundcloud.com/techtonik_nyc/techtonik-destino-1-13-12
MELISSA NIKITA + VTONE = TECHTONIK: A TECH-HOUSE DJ/ Production tag team rooted five years PLUS. In 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 1,596 tracks 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, acted as a vocalist in the summer of 2000 & remixed released “I Want You to Know”, produced by Jim Heinz of Sound Factory NYC Enterprise fame. In October 2007, BIG Management LLC has signed Melissa Nikita as a DJ, Producer and Lyricist. Melissa is currently working with DJ’s/Producers such as Tony Moran, Ray Roc, Monikkr, Michael Grant, Valentin and the Rezn8r.
2012 has proven that Melissa Nikita has stamped her style in the business with new residencies & affiliations – The Resident DJ for ALL of SCEPN events/Manhattan Society Exchange events actively playing in NY Fashion Week’s, magazine and press events, District 36 in NYC and a constant flow of local bookings with (S)innerScene, VIP Club Life, and TONE Productions working closely with Michael Better and VTONE. Melissa Nikita also recently received great news and is now officially sponsored and endorsed with the DENON brand and is officially now a 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.