Nicole Raymond (NikNak) is a DJ & turntablist who specialises in playing eclectic styles of music. Before becoming a DJ, NikNak primarily worked as a music producer previously named SinSam, and occasionally dabbles in production whenever she can. NikNak is also a qualified live and studio sound engineer.
Having graduated with a degree in Music Technology and Innovation from DMU, NikNak is currently studying for an MA in Electronic and Computer Music. She has also taught students at MAP (Music and Arts Production), The DJ School and Lifeforce Productions. Previously she has worked with Pedestrian, Dreaming In Colour Productions and 2FunkyArts, and believes that music and its creation or manipulation should be continually pushed to further people’s imaginations, both as audience members and performers.
NikNak lives in the UK, where you’ll find her digging for either vinyl or comic books, gigging, experimenting and sharing her music tastes to diverse audiences, or delivering engaging sessions with students to develop their DJ skills. Currently, she is affiliated with House of Verse in Leicester, Girls That Gig and SlutDrop in Leeds.