Name : Nikhil Sahni
Stage Name : DJ NYK
Location : Delhi, India
DOB : 15/06/1985
Occupation : DJ, Music Producer
One of India’s most prominent and popular DJs of Bollywood tunes is DJ NYK, better known as Nikhil Sahni. As a video jockey and a producer, he is well known. In addition to remixing several Bollywood projects, he has performed at numerous Club MTV events and MTV Bollyland concerts in India and abroad.
Nikhil Sahni was born and reared in Delhi, where he attended school. He was influenced by music at a young age and began writing songs and remixing before transitioning to DJing. Since his school days, he has made numerous notable tracks and remixes, garnering him reputation among his classmates. He chose Disc Jockey as his profession since it allowed him to show his creativity. By the age of 20, he had become the best DJ in the country.
Nikhil Sahni is a one-of-a-kind artist who has effectively fused two seemingly dissimilar universes. He is the one responsible for waking up audiences all over the world to what can best be described as a two-fold amalgamation of Bollywood sounds and electronic dance music. He has synthesized and resynthesized both classic and surprising sounds in ways that most artists would never understand. To say the least, NYK’s ascension as an artist has been spectacular. And, while any success story would include years of uncompromising persistence and unfettered enthusiasm, NYK has always been a natural experimenter, putting together important bits of self-expression.Needless to say, he has won many hearts and topped numerous Bollywood music charts in the process. His persistent zeal to continuously seek new and captivating music for his listeners, along with his lively energy and an enviable ear for first-rate music, has guaranteed that the power of his life’s passion is transferred to everybody. DJ NYK is a force to be reckoned with at the age of 34. With over 1 million Facebook fans and a resume that includes many international tours, he is the cynosure of all eyes and ears.
NYK has always strived to shatter boundaries and push the creative edge. He was the first DJ in India to pioneer the concept of Music PODCASTS. In 2009, he took the effort to compile a mixtape for dance music fans including emerging talent from across the world. So far, he has prepared 15 episodes of the ELECTRONYK PODCAST, some of which go up to 6 hours and are jam-packed with the latest and best in Bollywood and Dance music, making it a much-anticipated musical event every year. He is also credited with introducing Video D-Jing (DVJ) to India. NYK’s boundless energy serves as a reminder that an artist is a maker.
The fact that his mixes are routinely played at FM Stations and Clubs all across the US, UK, Australia, Dubai, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Malaysia, Mauritius, Indonesia, and, of course, back home in India, demonstrates the undeniable popularity of his talent. NYK also aired his own weekly radio programme, “Rock The Party,” on 94.3 MY FM, and is now presenting “Saturday Night Fever with DJ NYK,” every Saturday on Fever 104 FM, which presently dominates the radio market with 1.8 million listeners!
NYK’s first step into Bollywood was a watershed moment in his career. What began with a single in the film ” Billu Barber ” developed into NYK being a fixture in the Bollywood music scene as a REMIXER. Since then, he has created official remixes for all of Bollywood’s biggest artists and labels.
NYK’s remix of the year’s greatest chartbuster hit, “Kya Baat Ay,” has surpassed 2.8 million streams on Saavn. NYK has also produced official mixes for the Danish Pop duo BOMBAY ROCKERS and Nindy Kaur ( RDB ) His Official Remix of Aey Khuda from the film Paathshaala remained at the top of the charts for 21 weeks. NYK’s official remix of worldwide pop sensation AKON’s smash hit single ” ChammakChallo ” was featured on RA.1’s Official SONY PLAYSTATION PS3 Game, making him India’s first DJ to REMIX a track for a PS Video Game.
His original productions have been released globally on Progressive Groove Records (Canada), Pearlicka Records (Miami), and LAD Records, as well as on all major dance music stores such as Beatport, Armada, and Ministry of Sound, to mention a few. The BBC Asian Networks have also featured and aired NYK’s original worldwide releases. His first official international remix, “HAZE,” on Gold Series Records (Canada), received praise from international heavyweights like as GARETH EMERY, who aired it on his monthly show. The soundtrack ‘Living Kings’ is the first release from NYK’s Official Record Label to EDM enthusiasts in India and beyond.Following the huge success of his debut track Living Kings on his label Play Life Records, which was played on television across India, comes his second single ‘Wild Horses,’ featuring Addie Nicole’s vocals. After two tremendously popular English releases, ‘Wild Horses’ and ‘Living Kings,’ both of which appeared on VH1, DJ NYK released ‘Remember You,’ featuring Tricia McTeague’s vocals. He aspires to push the boundaries of modern house music by mixing the emotions of soulful deep house with the vigour of future house. Tricia’s strong, uplifting vocals perfectly match the melodic drop’s explosion of ecstasy.