Hailing from the southeastern U.S., producer and DJ Nikki Nair cut his teeth co-throwing parties in Tennessee before making his debut as a producer in 2018. In a short time, he’s distinguished himself as a bold voice in the landscape of hybridized dance music.
Nair’s releases traverse genres, often fusing electro, left field techno, breaks and UK bass sentiments. His many EPs have found homes on cult labels like Gobstopper, Banoffee Pies, Pretty Weird, Scuffed, TRAM Planet and Muy Muy Ltd. Despite the essential grittiness of his sound, Nair’s commitment to craft is undeniable, with respected artists hyping his work, including tracks off his pivotal Scuzzy EP.
Nikki Nair’s technique as a DJ is just as impressive as his production ability. An expert in cross-genre blending, his sets are somatic, textured and dynamic, braiding acidic electro, broken rhythms, ghetto tech, jungle, experimental disco, and bass music with dexterous ease. These are sonic narratives pointed to move and mesmerize peak-time floors. Nair’s productions, in conjunction with his selection skills, establish him as a fresh, unconventional voice in dance music.