Nik Beats


Nik Beats is first and foremost a DJ who started mixing using blue tac to hold the Garrard decks pitch in position!. He grew up during the birth of electronic dance music from disco to high energy and electro influenced by Kraftwerk, Patrick Cowley, Softcell, Human League and Depeche Mode. Then with the birth of House music (heavily influenced by Todd Terry, MK, Masters at Work right through to Jeff Mills, Robert Armani, Joey Beltram and the list goes on....) Played intimate venues such as Thames boat parties and Trade (Turnmills) breakfast club Munchkin land with the likes of Mrs Woods, Malcolm Duffy, Smokin Jo, and Kenny Ken. He went on to help run and manage two record shops where he became an avid record collector, amassing 10,000 plus records!, It was around this time that he started remixing and producing his own tracks and collaborating with Andrew Browing while continuing to have residencies in various local venues. Nik and Andrew then went on to form the band NARCS with three other members Rob, Coralie and Simon enthusing band music with dance music leading up to them being involved with the Margate Exodus project (a film made by Penny Woolcock) performing live at the Winter Gardens Margate alongside other local musicians. With Sam Bumble and TJ hitch he formed Bumble Hitch and Beats producing Vocal dance tracks in many styles including house,DNB,trance and breaks With friends around him went on to create Unité which is a collective of DJs which have been hosting their own nights in the local area as well as coach trip parties to hosting backrooms of London clubs and Margates first ever open air house party called The Art of Music which collaborated house music with Local DJS and a live PA. Having enthused himself into music throughout his life Nik is a DJ/Producer who can mix any style using any format from 1210s, CDJs, Virtual DJ, Sony Acid Pro Etc. Also with Hank Bannister and Dirtee Skankin they formed the night Frui Vita @The gallery playing all styles of house.This is where he met Dom Jhonson from Likeminded who asked Nik and Hank to play for them @Pacha Ministry Of sound and The Egg Links Here Soundcloud 1 - Soundcloud 2 - Soundcloud 3 - Soundcloud 4 - Soundcloud 5 - Soundcloud 6 - Soundcloud 7 - Soundcloud 8 -