"Nikki has long been part of the underground and is out to convert all who will listen. She is fuelled by the passion of someone who has lived their live through music and who could not do anything else."
- Alison Swan QX
Drawn from a rich musical tapestry and cross-cultural rhythms of Bhangra, African roots, broken beat mash ups, rai’n’chaabi, batucada and tropical scorchers, dubstep rockers, global anthems and Aotearoa licks, Nikki Lucas is one of London's most cutting edge DJs. She has earned her reputation pushing boundaries with her instinctive musical style.
Nikki promotes and has played at a variety of nights including The Shrine (Afrobeat Party), Hoppa and Habibi (Middle Eastern LGBT Bop), Bootylicious (one of the biggest LGBT RnB, Hip Hop and Ragga clubs this side of Manhattan), Liberté (Women only with all genders as guests playing RnB, Rare Groove, Reggae, and Ragga) and not forgetting Future Fusion (Broken Beat, Afro, Deep house and Dub). Nikki is recognised internationally gracing festivals and clubs around the world.
Nikki was part of the Lucky Cloud posse who put on the Journey Through The Light parties in London with David Mancuso.
She is also a producer and set up Bitches Brew record label. On the production front, Nikki has produced and co-produced many tunes on the label.
Nikki has also been involved in compilations (The Shrine Vol: 1 and 2).
1. What was your first DJ event?
Some women only ‘thang’ in a community hall and ‘Rock Against Racism’ in 1982, inTe Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa.
2. How long have you been a DJ?
Since I was born.
3. How would you describe your DJ style?
4. What nights do you currently DJ at?
Liberté, Habibi, Future Fusion and a few benefits.
5. What genres of music do you play?
Soulful house, Techno, African, Soul, Jazz, RnB, Ragga, Reggae, Arabic, Dub, Disco.
6. What is your all-time favourite track?
Alice Coltrane -Journey Into Satchidananda.
7. What is your guilty pleasure?
Don’t do guilt, dreaming bout blowing up Parliament.
8. How and why did you become a DJ?
Coz I didn’t wanna clean toilets!
9. What has been your best DJ gig so far?
Azerbaijan on the beach and in a beautiful club in Beirut.
10. When you're not a DJ what events do you like to go to?
Dancing at Sunday Happy Day, listening to Lata Mangeshkar. Checking out the Tate Modern. Catching up with Campbel Ex new film ‘Stud Life’. Swimming in the Thames.
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Radio Multicult 2.0(Germany)