VF Live: Niks





Minimal techno, ’90s US house, new school garage, jungle, breakbeat, and more – at Phonica Records.

In VF Live, DJs take you inside their HQs, record shops, and studios for intimate sets and mixes.

Black Artist Database co-founder, educator, and DJ Niks makes her debut, direct from London institution Phonica Records.

“As usual, I cover all spectrums that I love from the underground, from rhythmic and minimal techno, to ’90s US house, new school garage, jungle, breaks, and more!

The key inspirations were records that speak to me, and would mesh well in a set/mix. This includes with recently acquired records, alongside records that I’ve re-dug up during lockdown, and records passed down to me from my father and brother. I also shine a light on newer producers and labels (particularly those I’ve been digging over the past year) and older labels (pre ’00s) which are a trude ode to the underground.

The overall feel is very much a ‘Niks’ set – a mix I would play out to keep you waving through various genres, labels, and sounds.”

Watch and listen to the set above, check out the tracklist below.


1.Marcos Cabral – Prochainement (Dimensions Recordings)
2. Mr. G – Just Wanna Dance (Phoenix G)
3. Ricardo Villalobos – Beetglass (Deset)
4. Mark Seven – Crank (Love International Recordings)
5. DJ Crisps – Ready Salted (Shall Not Fade)
6. DJ Perception – Know Your Name (Timehri)
7. Shanti Celeste & Saoirse – Solid Maas (Love International Recordings)
8. Atlantic – Waterfall (Netherlands Mix) (Eastern Bloc Records)
9. Kings of Tomorrow – Finally (Tom De Neef Club Mix) (Defected)
10. DJ Kaos and Loudtone – Buffalo Dub (Phonica Records)
11. Blaze – Let’s Come Together
12. Stones Taro – Light on the Hill (Third Place)

Head here to discover Black Artist Database.