Hailing from Iwate, Japan, also renowned for the Jazzy Sport label, DJ Naiki has been behind the turntables for over 25 years. While Naiki is internationally known as a Hip Hop DJ, his vast experience also allows him to select from the choicest Soul, Neo-Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz, Reggae and House cuts.
Such knowledge has enabled him be Australia’s first choice in providing beats for dance battles of all styles, including but not limited to, Battle of the Year Australia 2003, Australian B-Boy Championships 2005, B-Boy Rely’s (Nick Power) project Platform 2013,Dance@Live Australia Preliminaries 2013 and Freestyle session Australia Preliminaries 2014. Notably he has also been the sole DJ for the Hip-Hop category for Dancekool Volumes (now on its 28th incarnation) since 2002.
Others have also recognised Naiki’s incredible skills, with Naiki supporting seminal acts such as Kurtis Blow, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Revolution, The World Famous Beat Junkies,Rock Steady Crew, Gangstarr, Mobb Deep, Souls of Mischief, Naughty By Nature, Cash Money, DJ Krush, Nivea, Black Eyed Peas, Fatman Scoop & The Crooklyn Clan and Red Bull Music Academy presents: Exile.