BIOGRAPHY

 

 

DJ / DVJ and producer, NYK, aka Nikhil Sahni is a unique artist who has successfully brought together two seemingly disparate worlds. He is the man responsible for making audiences worldwide, wake up to what could best be termed a two-fold amalgam, of Bollywood beats and electronic dance music. Blending and transforming both traditional and unexpected sounds, he has synthesized and resynthesized the two in ways most artists won’t ever comprehend. NYK's rise as an artist has been meteoric to say the least. And while any success story would come replete with its years backed by unyielding perseverance and unbridled passion, NYK has been a born experimenter, in a habit to string together meaningful pieces of self-expression. Needless to say, in the process, he has won many a hearts and topped many a Bollywood music charts. His indefatigable spirit to constantly discover new and enthralling music for his listeners, coupled with his vibrant energy and an enviable ear for first-rate music, have ensured that the force of this passion of his life is conveyed to one and all. At the age of 27, DJ NYK is already a sensation, a phenomenon to be reckoned with. A Facebook fan base crossing over 1 Million and a multiple-world-tour repertoire to boast of, he is the cynosure of all eyes and ears alike.The “King of Remixes” has also won the best Bollywood DJ Award a record breaking 3 Times at the 2012, 2013 & 2016 VH1 MYFAV Awards & was a part of the prestigious All Stars League in 2014 & 2015. A peek into his path-breaking career graph:

 

 

DJ NYK at VH1 MyFav Awards 2011 DJ NYK at MyFav Awards 2012

 

A VISIONARY / TRENDSETTER :

Having constantly striven to break boundaries NYK has forever pushed the creative envelope. He is the first DJ to introduce the concept of Music PODCASTS. In 2009, he took an initiative to put together a mix tape for dance music aficionados showcasing budding talent from across the world. He has so far, compiled 14 episodes of the ELECTRONYK PODCAST, some spanning as long as 6 hours, power-packed with the latest and greatest in dance music making it a much-awaited musical event every year. He also has to his credit the introduction of Video D-Jing (DVJ) in India. NYK’s un-flailing enthusiasm serves as a reminder that an artist is a creator. His illuminating ideas do for music what Monet did for art or Speilberg for film. The rest as they say is music-history.

NYK HAS TOURED 57 CITIES WORLDWIDE

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Ahemdabad
  • Auckland
  • Bahrain
  • Bali
  • Bangkok
  • Bangladesh
  • Banglore
  • Baroda
  • Bhilai
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Bilaspur
  • Brisbane
  • Cebu
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Cochin
  • Doha
  • Dubai
  • Durban
  • Guwahati
  • Gwalior
  • Hong Kong
  • Hubli
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Jakarta
  • Jamshedpur
  • Kanpur
  • Kolkatta
  • Lucknow
  • Ludhiana
  • Malaysia
  • Manglore
  • Manipal
  • Melbourne
  • Mumbai
  • Muscat
  • Mysore
  • Nagpur
  • New Delhi
  • Orissa
  • Perth
  • Phuket
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Singapore
  • Sonipat
  • Surat
  • Sydney
  • Tanzania
  • Tenerife
  • Spain
  • Vizag



RADIO :

The indisputable appeal of his art can be adjudged from the fact that his mixes are regularly played in clubs all over the US, UK, Australia, Dubai, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong , Bangkok , Malaysia , Mauritius , Indonesia and of course, back home in India. His work has also been aired on *FM stations* all over India , Dubai , South Africa , Mauritius , Colorado , Spain , New Zealand , Fiji etc. NYK also hosted his own weekly radio show " Rock The Party " on 94.3 MY FM and currently hosting "Saturday Night Fever with DJ NYK", 9 PM every Saturday on Fever 104 FM, which is currently dominating the Delhi market in a universe of 16.5 million listeners.

 

BOLLYWOOD:

NYK's foray into bollywood was one of the most important milestones in his career. What started with a track in the movie " Billu Barber " eventually grew into NYK becoming a regular in the Bollywood music fraternity as a REMIXER. Since then he has scored Official Remixes for all the top bollywood stars & banners.

List of Movies for which NYK has produced Official Remixes:

 

Movie

Music Label

Year

Billu Barber T-Series 2009
Jai Veeru T-Series 2009
Runway T-Series 2009
De Dana Dan Venus 2009
Paathshaala T-Series 2010
Golmaal 3 T-Series 2010
RA.One T-Series 2011
Rocking Dard E Disco Sare Gama 2012
Nautanki Saala T-Series 2013
I Love New Year T-Series 2013
Ye Jawani Hai Deewani  T-Series 2013
Hate Story 2 T-Series 2014
Shaukeens Zee Music 2014

Khoobsurat

T-Series

2014

Ok Jaanu

Sony Music

2017

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

T-Series

2018

 

NYK has also done Official mixes for Danish Pop duo BOMBAY ROCKERS & Nindy Kaur ( RDB ) His Official Remix of Aey Khuda from the movie Paathshaala stayed at the No.1 position on the Charts for 21 weeks in a row. NYK's Official remix of the superhit track " Chammak Challo " sung by international pop star AKON was featured on RA.1's Official SONY PLAYSTATION PS3 Game, which made him India's first DJ to REMIX a track for a PS Video Game.

 

INTERNATIONAL RELEASES :

His original productions have released internationally on Progressive Groove records ( Canada ) , Pearlicka Records ( Miami ) , LAD Records and are available on all the leading dance music stores including Beatport , Junorecords , Armada , Ministry of Sound , to name a few. NYK's original international releases have also been featured and aired on the BBC Asian Networks NYK's first Official International Remix " HAZE " on Gold Series Records ( Canada ) got support from International biggies including Current World # 7 DJ GARETH EMERY who featured it on his weekly podcast. The first offering from DJ NYK's Official Record Label " PLAY LIFE RECORDS " to the EDM fans in India and beyond is the soundtrack 'Living Kings'. Following the immense success of DJ NYK's first single Living Kings on his imprint Play Life Records & being aired on Television across India, comes his second single 'Wild Horses' ft. vocals by Addie Nicole.

 

ENDORSEMENTS :

Unknotting the very grammatical thread of music his soul-baring, foot-thumping sounds have earned him a place in the critics’ best books as well. The leading audio and entertainment brands have also honored DJ NYK by choosing him as their official DJ/ Brand Ambassador for India.

 

  • PIONEER (USA)
  • ANTELOPE AUDIO (Germany)
  • V-MODA (USA)
  • DANIEL WELLINGTON (Sweden)
  • ULTRASONE (Germany)

 

PODCAST :

Having constantly striven to break boundaries NYK has forever pushed the creative envelope. He is the first DJ to introduce the concept of PODCASTS in India. In 2009, DJ NYK took a new initiative to put together a mixtape for dance music aficionados showcasing budding talent from across the world. He compiled many of his remixes, renditions by other uprising producers and chart-topping international dance music hits into one mixtape. What resulted was the ELECTRONYK PODCAST. The first episode being a huge success inspired him to keep compiling such music and showcasing the talent of various remixers on a solid platform. Ever since he has compiled 14 episodes of the ELECTRONYK PODCAST some spanning as long as 6 hours, power-packed with the latest and greatest in dance music. The podcast has also drawn support from various artists and producers and has become a much awaited musical event every year. The release of every episode of the podcast is celebrated by a special pre-release run of the podcast on various Radio Stations across the globe.

#ElectronykPodcast8 trending on Twitter is a testimony to the rising popularity of NYK's initiative. Now having worked in the industry for 8 yrs, NYK has earned the respect from fellow Dance Music Producers, DJs, and fans all over the world for his commitment to bringing quality music through his signature electronic dance music productions and numerous DJ sets worldwide. 

DJ NYK’s Electronyk Podcast has been listed #1 Indian Podcasts on iTunes several times and has been featured on iTunes ‘What’s Hot’ list as well. Electronyk Podcast 11 went viral and was trending at the #1 position on Twitter during the broadcast!

 

ELECTRONYK SHOW :

He also has to his credit the introduction of Video D-Jing (DVJ) in India. NYK’s un-flailing enthusiasm serves as a reminder that an artist is a creator. His new live act called the “Electronyk Show” is one of the most talked about arena show created by an Indian Artist. A solo show designed & programmed by NYK for the music enthusiasts that will tickle their retinas with sense altering visuals, synchronized lighting, Pyro-techniques & mind-blowing music beyond genres! A show that sits neatly at the meeting point of cutting-edge music and technology. Currently, in its beta phase, NYK plans to kick off the full version of “Electronyk Show” Concert in 2016. His illuminating ideas do for music what Monet did for art or Spielberg for film. The rest, as they say, is music-history.

 

PLAY LIFE PROJECT :

A project equipped with a Podcast, Record Label and a Live Act aiming to give form & direction to the dreams of every EDM producer and fan in India. PLAY LIFE Project will activate ambition, strengthen the pillars of passion, justify aspirations, give hope to belief and protect the dreams of the Electronyk Generation! PLAY LIFE Project is an attempt to brand a billboard of such proportions that the World has no choice but to sit up and take notice. India as a nation has achieved phenomenal success in almost all arenas of work and art, it is about time we pin-tag us on the EDM map as a prominent site. Many artists have dedicated their careers walking this path connecting us to the World beyond the imaginary walls of nations and genres created by man. Now it's our turn to take the baton and make the run to glorify the Indian EDM dream. This is the need of the hour and this is what we have craved, now is the time to brave the challenge. Join DJ NYK to be a part of the Play Life Project & journey with him.

 

PLAY LIFE PODCAST :

Building upon the massive success of the Electronyk Podcast, here is the latest offering from the studios of DJ NYK. Play Life podcast is India's display to the World of EDM. Loaded with international beats, it arrives with an attempt to explore and educate. Play Life explores homegrown talent in the all-new Showcase segment to offer a Global platform highlighting the craft of the aspiring and established Indian EDM producers and re-mixers. And the GUEST MIX section features the best of Indian and International EDM artists sharing their latest sets! All of this with DJ NYK's musical contributions makes Play Life Podcast a complete package for anyone who likes to shuffle to Electronic Music! Starting 23rd October, every fortnight.

 

PLAY LIFE RECORDS :

As India moves at astronomical speeds towards growth and development in all aspects of technology, science and art, it has become imperative for the music industry to acquire front row seats on arrival. A career long dedication of many Indian pioneer DJs has already created a strong base, now it's upon us to make it come full circle. It is no longer the effort of one but it has become the need of a generation, The Electronyk Generation ! It requires for us to unite as a nation and focus on the sole purpose of taking India to the EDM World Stage. DJ NYK, extends the first hand out, in an effort to support this cause and offers you the Play Life Record Label. This comes with an intention to provide adequate support and stepping platform to both established and rising stars of the Indian EDM scene. With a strong credibility of World recognition DJ NYK brings forth a new horizon of exposure that can be slingshot in to fame only with the backing of fans and fellow artists on home ground. Play Life Records envisions introducing not just the best artists but India itself to the World of EDM.

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