Nikki Nair is an artist in high demand. Hailing from Tennessee, USA, he’s been part throwing the Teknox parties there alongside Alex Falk, Saint Thomas LeDoux and Dialectic Sines for the better part of a decade. The past two years have seen his name skyrocket as a producer, with labels on both sides of the Atlantic hankering for a piece. Nair dropped EPs via UK labels Scuffed and Gobstopper in 2019, along with Brooklyn’s Discovery Recordings, and one for TRAM Planet, to which he returned this year. 2020 has also seen him drop via Barely Legal’s Pretty Weird label and recent DJ Mag Vital Label pick Banoffee Pies. And that’s not even counting the various originals and remixes he’s put together for Worst Behavior, Gutterfunk, Dirtybird and many more.
So what does it all sound like? Well, that’s where Nair becomes even harder to pin down; from release to release he’s as likely to touch down with distorted electro as he is choppy Baltimore club, slick footwork or screwed-up, breaksy house. Whatever the result, two things are certain: he’ll bring the bass and perc to start a party, and it’ll be an absolutely essential addition to your record box.
For fans of: Addison Groove, Alex Falk, Mr. Mitch