BIOGRAPHY

 

 

DJ /Producer/Radio Host/Visual Artist & Coach, 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 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 32, DJ NYK is 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 India's 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 Legends League in 2014 & 2015.

Here's 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 India. In 2009, he took an initiative to put together a mixtape 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 Bollywood & 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 60 CITIES WORLDWIDE

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



RADIO :

The indisputable appeal of his art can be adjudged from the fact that his mixes are regularly played at FM Stations & Clubs all over the US, UK, Australia, Dubai, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Malaysia, Mauritius, Indonesia and of course, back home in India.
NYK also hosted his own weekly radio show " Rock The Party " on 94.3 MY FM and is currently hosting "Saturday Night Fever with DJ NYK", every Saturday on Fever 104 FM, which is currently dominating the radio market with a listener base of 1.8 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.

NYK HAS PRODUCED OFFICIAL REMIXES FOR 16 BOLLYWOOD MOVIES

 

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 AeyKhuda 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 super hit track " ChammakChallo " 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, Armada, Ministry of Sound, to name a few. NYK's original international releases have also been featured and aired on the BBC Asian Networks. His first Official International Remix " HAZE " on Gold Series Records ( Canada ) got support from International heavyweights including GARETH EMERY who featured it on his weekly podcast.

 

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)

 

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 2018.

 

ELECTRONYK 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.
#ElectronykPodcast11 trending on Twitter & charting at #1 slot on iTunes is a testimony to the rising popularity of NYK's initiative. Now having worked in the industry for 13 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. Electronyk Podcast is also listed under 'What's Hot' list on iTunes throughout the year.

 

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 EDM 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 world's biggest DJ's sharing their latest sets! The Play Life Podcast has been graced by Guest Mixes from the likes of Quintino, Bassjackers, Sick Individuals, Marnik, Danny Avila, Kura to name a few. 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!

 

PLAY LIFE RECORDS :

DJ NYK, extends his hand out, in an effort to support the homegrown EDM talent and presents the Play Life Record Label. This comes with an intention to provide adequate support and stepping platform to the upcoming 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 into 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. #MadeInIndia
A total of 9 releases on the label so far have been widely supported & aired on Television by VH1 India. A revolution in Indian Dance Music Industry has just begun. To check out releases on Play Life Records visit www.PlayLifeProject.com

 

ELECTRONYK ACADEMY :

Electronyk Academy, a brainchild of NYK is not only a school but a community of Musicians, DJs, Visual Artists, Audio Professionals, Veteran Producers & enthusiasts taking down the walls of GENRES. Established in 201, Electronyk Academy is a cutting-edge electronic music production and DJ school in the heart of India – New Delhi. The Academy offers full range of courses to suit everyone from the beginner to those looking to refine and broaden their skills, whether you want to play for your own enjoyment or to make a career as a DJ or a Music Producer / Remixer. More info at www.ElectronykAcademy.com

 

DOCUMENTARY

GET THE INSIDE SCOOP OF WHAT ALL HAPPENED IN A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF DJNYK

"A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF DJ NYK", A Documentary Movie that looks into the life of NYK-the DJ/Producer, his journeys and performances at clubs across the globe during the 2011 DVJ Tour. The film featuring NYK in the narration is guided by an artist experiencing the energy and inspiration of different cultures, lending the entire movie a very intimate and personal character. The movie also features guest interviews by the music industry fellowmen.

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