kodetape #7 Nikhilesh Teki
Here’s bringing you another brilliant set from the extremely talented
DJ Nikhilesh Teki. His first ever homemade set featuring some insane drum loops.
Over the past twelve years, Nikhilesh Teki has mastered the art of playing Electronic Dance Music, after enrolling for a pro DJ course at Tiger Lily Productions in 2007. Being a Resident DJ at Cheroot Malt & Cigar Lounge – ITC Grand Chola, High – The Raintree, Winchester & Pulse – Radisson Blu City Centre, EC41 The Beach Club – VGP Resorts, Lexus – Benzz Park & Rhapsody – Courtyard By Marriot, has made him open to collectively playing Rock, Pop, Hip Hop & Bollywood as well.
During the early hours at his gigs, he often starts with characteristic deep house tracks from record labels such as Noir Music, Crosstown Rebels and more. Come peak hours, he brings in tracks, from labels such as 8Bit, Bedrock Records, Nano Records and more under minimal, tech house, techno, progressive house and psytrance charts.
As a music producer, he has released singles on Rebellious, Infinity-Tunes & Twisted Recordings, after completing Grade 2 Theory of Music from Trinity College London in November 2013. Since 2010, he has been actively been learning to use Ableton Live, Logic Pro & Avid Pro Tools by watching tutorial videos offered by www.sonicacademy.com, www.lynda.com, www.groove3.com, www.macProVideo.com, etc. Along this timeline, he had cautiously facilitated the performances of approximately thirty plus professional DJ’s / Live Acts from around the globe, while working as an artist/stage manager for over two days, each year at the Go: Madras Music Festival.
To gain more knowledge on balancing & adjusting sound sources and to have a wider perspective on applying audio effects, equalization, studio acoustics, the behaviour of sound & the art of mixing & mastering audio tracks & live performances, he had completed a Diploma in Audio Technology & Recording Arts from Soundtech Media in 2014. In 2016, assisting performers from diverse cultural backgrounds to exhibit their talent by operating sound reinforcement systems & using digital audio workstations to create multi-track recordings of Indian classical music, was the nature of his job as a sound engineer at Kalakshetra Foundation. As his interest in audio recordings increased, working at One97 Communications from 2017 – 2019, gave him a deeper understanding of the concept of recording voice over artists.
In addition to his musical background, he had administered the functioning of Tracktical Entertainment as a General Manager from 2013 to 2015 by assessing financial figures involved mainly with concerts, drafting contractual agreements & interacting with artist management agencies. As an event coordinator, he had aided the partners of Home Grown Entertainment (Mr X) in 2013, to accelerate the food & beverages sales for a lounge bar by curating & programming the DJ’s roster every week.
After graduating from Loyola College with a Bachelor Degree in Commerce in 2010, he had worked as an SEM analyst for Enqos Software Technologies till 2011. An executive diploma in International Business Management from Loyola Institute of Business Administration has been enabling him to act as the managing partner in his father’s business of mattresses & pillows, predominantly selling to hospitals, hotels & other institutions.
With a zeal to move to Berlin soon, to pursue his life goals of being a successful DJ / Music Producer / Audio Engineer, he had completed B2 level of fluency in German in 2019 and had also worked as an executive project manager, handling the data for German books in a company that provides content solutions.
Currently, he is under the roster of DJs handled by Tiger Lily Artist Management and is focusing on making music for his Debut EP for his record label, “Dhik Chik Music”. In the recent past, he has been playing a back2back DJ set with his long time friend, Akhil Manohar, who is a talented Baker. The duo is known as “BreadandJam”.
So you know the drill! Stay indoors, tune-in and enjoy the midweek madness with us.
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