The name "MELISSA NIKITA" has been spoken off the lips of many people in different sectors of the music business for over 18 years. MELISSA NIKITA is not only a DJ, Producer, & Lyricist; but also co-owner of TECHTONiK Music Productions, LLC.
Deriving as a vocalist/lyricist when she was only 6 years old, to an internationally recognized DJ by the time she was 22, MELISSA NIKITA was poised to make her mark on the electronic music scene and establish herself as a staple in the business.
Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY was where Melissa was raised in a Sicilian household where both her parents urged & supported her passion in music. In 1989, Melissa studied under Professor Aldo Bruschi’s [of The Juilliard School] as a vocal/piano student. Fast forward 10 years later was when MELISSA NIKITA recorded her first record, a Freestyle track later to be remixed by Jim Heinz of the Sound Factory NYC enterprise fame.
Inspired by clubs like Limelight, Palladium & Sound Factory; her interest in music productions began by this time, and she was already the resident DJ in the early 2000's at NYC’s hot-spot’s “Centro Fly [Thursday’s]” as well as club “EXIT” supporting NYC legends Tony Draper [Friday’s] & Junior Vasquez [Saturday’s].
In the booth MELISSA NIKITA, is known for her distinguishable sound & relentless energy in the booth. When she plays, you undeniably know its her from her first track selection, to her very last. She blends aggressive, dark, yet seductive rhythms - with multiple layers of percussive sound into her own style of techno madness.
By the mid-2000’s; MELISSA NIKITA was playing festivals all around the world supporting talent like Hardcell in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Justin Time in Montreal & Kenny Glasgow in Quebec, Canada. She also headlined the “I LOVE TECHNO” branded tour multiple times thru numerous cities in countries Columbia, Chile, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil; South America.
MELISSA NIKITA has also worked with DJ’s Bart Skills, Mauro Picotto, MOTHLAB, Chris Liebing, Floornoiz, Secret Cinema, Steve Lawler, VTONE, Christian Smith, Jonathan Peters, Johnny Vicious to name a few, at venues like ROXY NYC, EXIT, Centro Fly NYC, Pacha, Sullivan Room, BAR13, District36 & Sankey's NYC.
In 2012, MELISSA NIKITA became endorsed and sponsored by DENON DJ and is now an “OFFICIAL DENON DJ”. In recent times, MELISSA NIKITA + VTONE formed TECHTONiK Music Productions, LLC and share the studio as a TECH-HOUSE / TECHNO Production duo.
Releases now include labels such as Marco Bailey's infamous MB Elektronics, NYC Based Nervous Records, DE-KONSTRUKT, Comade Music, Illegit Records, Beat Therapy Records and System Recordings (US) featuring remix work by RON COSTA to name a few...