This week’s Guest Mix features Niki Sadeki, a self-taught and high-spirited creative that is emboldened by ideas, minds, and sounds scattered in her midst. At the core of it all, is a desire to connect people — be it through rhythm, events, or materializing projects. As a DJ, radio host, event organizer, label collaborator, curator, and producer, Niki moves along with spontaneity and gets things done with an ethos perspective.
From her days expressing herself on the guitar, raiding her parents’ records, and exploring the worlds of grunge, jazz, psychedelic rock, and traditional Persian music, she doesn’t shy away from complimenting dark and light frequencies, and gliding in between both.
As a DJ, she’s gradually amplified a signature sound that is fluidly grounded in deep, progressive, and up and downtempo ranges. What carries her sets has less to do with genre and more to do with isolating a mood and building up different currents around it. Her love for selecting and spreading these moods has seen her in Deep House Vancouver, the Quetame label ranks, hosting the Allure show on Frisky Radio, producing sets for channels around the world, United We Stream, trndmsk, Deep House London, and Balance Series. She has also curated Souq Record’s annual compilation, Mirror for the Sun.
Niki travels with a spring in her steps, leaving her mark at spaces like Fusion Festival, Kater Blau, Village Underground London, Shelter Amsterdam, Woomoon Ibiza, Storytellers Tulum, The Cityfox Experience, Do Not Sit on the Furniture, and performing regularly at Gorg-O-Mish in Vancouver.
Her down-to-earth and steady love for sound has shaped a willingness to always adapt to the situation at hand, making the best out of it on a musical and human level.