Defining yourself as a DJ is a lengthy process, it starts when you first become interested in music
and stays with you throughout your career: fluid, flexible, tangible. For Yulia Niko, it began with
buying ‘Western music’ from her local record store. Bor
n in Russia during a time of great political
change, her post
Glasnost life opened up unimaginable opportunities.
Quickly falling under the spell of House music, she learned to DJ and was soon a resident in the
best club in Sochi. After getting her Law deg
ree, Yulia relocating first to Greece, then New York
where she wrote two albums worth of material which ended up getting her signed to a number of
labels. Her break out track, ‘Zurich’, a personal highlight of her career, was snapped up by Get
widespread acclaim. No wonder she received a coveted ‘One to Watch’ from Mixmag
the same year.
Finally moving to Berlin, where she currently lives and works, Yulia refocused her attention and
wrote another brace of tracks, two of which were picked up by Da
mien Lazarus’ Rebellion imprint.
Now signed to some impressive top
tier labels, Yulia’s studio craft was being recognised by an
growing army of high profile admirers including Dennis Ferrer, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, and
many others who were playing and
charting her music.
Yulia’s minimal deep tech sound is heavily influenced by Detroit and Chicago house. A sound that
Watergate Club, Berlin loved so much, they made her a resident. She is also currently busy in the
studio working on new material for Crosst
own Rebels, Get Physical, Objektivity, and Hottrax.
Her remix for Italoboyz ‘Midnight Summer Dream’ featuring Durant has featured in the Beatport
Top 100 charts for 9 months already, equally, her ‘Lost Souls’ remix for Eekle Kleijn has picked
admiration as well with over 37,000 plays on Spotify. Radio support has come from
the UK’s Danny Howard on BBC Radio One as well as underground plays on John Digweed’s
globally renowned Transitions podcast.
Besides her incredible DJ and studio skills, Yul
ia has impressive business acumen. Setting up
her first record label, TochnoTechno back in 2016 showed the tougher end of her musical palette
and helped her understand the logistics of the business. Now, in 2019, she is delivering her new
label project, Li
be Vibe, for her own productions and to champion other talented artist.
Yulia Niko ( Get Physical / Watergate Berlin )
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