The name "MELISSA NIKITA" has been spoken off the lips of many people in different sectors of the music business for over 20 years. MELISSA NIKITA is not only a DJ, Producer, & Lyricist; but also owner of NIKITA|EVENTS INC

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, Christian Smith 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”.

Releases now include labels such as Marco Bailey's infamous MB Elektronics, NYC Based Nervous Records, DE-KONSTRUKT, FUNK'N DEEP, Comade Music, Illegit Records, MINITECH RECORDING, Beat Therapy Records and System Recordings (US) featuring remix work by RON COSTA to name a few...  #DENONDJ

Photo credit: David Genik  /  Hair & Styling: Lady G Beauty  /  Makeup: Ekaterina Shishkina

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