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DJ K Nikki

DJ K. Nikki

“Mixing intense and electrifying grooves that moves the body and touches the soul.”

 

DJ K. Nikki takes her audience back to a time in their life when it was youthful, impactful and loving. She was introduced to music by listening to her father’s collection of R & B, Motown and Disco (Teddy Pendergrass, The O’Jay’s, Donna Summers), which later brought about her love for other music such as Hip Hop, Reggae and House, just to name a few. She taught herself how to mix by listening to other DJ’s on the radio and on mix tapes. Mixing music is not only therapeutic for Nikki but it also saved her life from adversity.

 

DJ K. Nikki loves to see the joy and excitement manifested when she mixes for the crowd. She has worked at lounges and restaurants such as Nabe Harlem, Cari Wine Bar, Ponty Bistro and Vibes Lounge. She has provided her services for special events. Examples include company parties, weddings and birthday parties.

 

K. Nikki is the DJ on Thick World Radio on www.damatrixstudiosnetwork.com  where she plays old school hip hop and R & B. She also discusses various topics, world events and interviews with the hosts and listeners of the show. She has her own online radio show on www.wdepradio.com called Nikki's Spot. 

 

“I like for people to feel like dancing wherever they are when listening to my mixes; Whether it be in the lounge, in their seats or in their house. I want to mix music  in a way that has you bopping your head, even after the event is over."

THE KINGS ACES MAGAZINE:. First off thank you for taking time out to chat with us over at the kings aces.
 

Dj K. Nikki:
Thank you for having me. I truly appreciate it.

THE KINGS ACES MAGAZINE:
So let the people know your name, what you do and where you're from.

 

Dj K. Nikki:
My name is DJ K. Nikki and my author name is K. Nikki Gardner. I am a mix DJ from Harlem. I enjoy mixing old school hip hop and R & B but I’m able to mix all genres. I’m a self-published author who writes suspenseful erotica fiction novels. I’m a plus size model as well.

 

THE KINGS ACES MAGAZINE:
 When was it that you first realized you wanted to do this profession?

 

Dj K. Nikki:
I’ve always loved music and writing ever since I was a child but I took it seriously after I had gotten out of an abusive relationship. We met when I just turned 18. The guy was a local DJ so I would listen to him play as well as other DJ’s on the radio and on mix tapes. Near the end of that relationship, I began writing a diary. When I gotten out of it, I read the diary over and thought it was a good story so I wrote it into my first book, A Lesson Not Forgotten. I haven’t published that one yet. From there, I wrote three more books. Also, after that relationship, I decided to buy my own pair of Technics and DJ equipment to teach myself how to mix. Around 1998 is when I first started promoting myself as a DJ with my friend being the promoter under Sage Entertainment. I changed promotions in 2005 with another friend under Harlem’s Jewel Productions and now I am an independent DJ. As far as modelling is concerned, I realized I wanted to do that around the beginning of 2000. I admired plus size models such as Tocara and thought I would be able to do it but I had my insecurities. It wasn’t until June of 2016 that I decided to pursue it worth Thick and Thicker LLC


 

THE KINGS ACES MAGAZINE:
How long have you been doing this?

 

Dj K. Nikki:
I’ve been DJ’ing since 1998 as a hobby. I’ve been writing short stories and poems since I was about four or five years old. My first novel was written when I was about 22 years old.

THE KINGS ACES MAGAZINE:
Who are your influences?

 

Dj K. Nikki:
My writing influences are Octavia Butler and Gillian Flynn. DJ influences are DJ Red Alert, DJ Ron G and DJ Premier.

THE KINGS ACES MAGAZINE:
What made you want to get into the business?

 

Dj K. Nikki:
I love music and writing. It’s my passion. It’s what I enjoy no matter how tired I feel, what problems I am facing or if I’m not getting paid for it. I love making people happy from the music I spin and get emotional feedback from my writing. I also wanted to prove to myself that being in an abusive relationship will not hinder me from obtaining my dreams. That I would use it to persevere.

 

THE KINGS ACES MAGAZINE:
What are you thinking about when working on a beat or developing an album?

 

Dj K. Nikki:
While I’m DJ’ing, I’m thinking about great memories. Remembering the DJ’s playing music in the basketball court or someone blasting their Boombox outside. Or listening to my father play and sing along with his records, recording himself and allowing me to join with him although I couldn’t sing like him. Great times.

THE KINGS ACES MAGAZINE:
Tell us what do you think listeners will get out of your music?

 

Dj K. Nikki:
I think my listeners will get the feeling of euphoria when listening to my mixes.

THE KINGS ACES MAGAZINE:
What is the most difficult thing you had to endure in life?

 

Dj K. Nikki:
The most difficult thing I had to endure in life was losing my parents. They were my best friends and biggest supporters. They died 3 years apart from one another. My mother was the last to pass away in 2016 and I was the one who found her at home. Out of all the things I endured in life, that was the hardest thing I ever had to face. So if I’m able to continue DJ’ing, writing, modelling, going to work, hanging out with friends and all of that after that happened and I’m still suffering from it, then I can deal with anything that comes my way.

 

THE KINGS ACES MAGAZINE:
What is the most difficult thing you had to endure in the music industry?

 

Dj K. Nikki:
I think the most difficult thing was trying to prove myself. I know that comes with anything you start off with but with this being a male dominated industry and your main goal is to move the crowd, you have a heck of a lot to prove from the gate. Fortunately, I came out good in all of this.

THE KINGS ACES MAGAZINE:
How does it feel to finally getting your break?

 

Dj K. Nikki:
It feels fantastic to finally be "seen”. I’m not in the background anymore. People know who I am and know my work. I’m getting more opportunities. I’m meeting and networking with a lot more and different caliber of people. I’m very proud of myself that I didn’t quit.

THE KINGS ACES MAGAZINE:
What do you hope to do with your music?

 

Dj K. Nikki:
I hope to travel to other states to play at different lounges, bars or clubs. So I can reach out to a bigger and broader audience.

THE KINGS ACES MAGAZINE:
If there was one thing about your career that you would change right now, what would that be?

 

Dj K. Nikki:
The only thing I would change is time. I wish I had more time to invest on my career but I have to go to work to pay the bills.

THE KINGS ACES MAGAZINE:
When everything is all said and done, what would you like your fans to say about you and what you brought to the table?

 

Dj K. Nikki:
I would like my fans to say that I was a great DJ. That they always had a good time at my events. That I made them feel like they were at the parties or lounges back in the 80’s or 90’s where all it was about was having a great time with whomever was there. Just dance the night away. No wall flowers. Just happiness.
If I may,  I would like to give a shout out to the following people: Shawn Montgomery and staff from Thick and Thicker LLC and of Thick World Radio,  Sean Felder of XS Energy drink.  Check out his interview on YouTube with


Come back and sit with us well thank you for taking the time to sit with us and we want to wish you much success throughout your career. Hopefully you will come sometime in the future and can keep your loyal fans updated on your future endeavors.