Presented by Meakusma • BE
Thursday 17.11 • 22:15 - 22:55 | Beursschouwburg / Golden Space
A woman with a highly impressive array of talents and skills, and a dynamic music creative with experimental albums and tracks/remixes on Inventing Waves, Come Play With Me, Kynant Records, OTONO, Reel Long Overdub under her belt, NikNak regularly redefines and expands upon her role as a ground-breaking multidisciplinary artist. Her debut album Bashi received acclaim from Resident Advisor, listed as one of their Best Albums in January 2021 as well as airplay on BBC Radio 3, Worldwide FM and Threads Radio. Previously mentored by Shiva Feshareki, Anna Meredith and Supriya Nagaranjan, NikNak became the first Black Turntablist in history to win the illustrious Oram Award in 2020, has been featured in well renowned publications such as Mixmag, Resident Advisor, Yorkshire Evening Post, Clash Magazine, Electronic Sound Mag, The Wire, and DJ Mag.
A member of the Eve's Drop DJ Collective and listed as one of DJ-Mag’s “Ones To Watch in 2022”, NikNak continues to build upon her vast DJ-ing experience having blown audiences away with her eclectic DJ sets at festivals like Wilderness, We Out Here, Leeds International Festival, Bestival, Keep Hush and more, as well as running the "Dub Sirens" and "Melanin" events in Leeds. NikNak also is dedicated to expanding her unique Turntablism practice within immersive surround-sound compositions and improvised performances, working tirelessly to develop her sounds to show audiences just how robust and experimental her music can be with her outspoken, passionate, bubbly and comic book-nerd personality.