The profession of a DJ is a privileged one, with the endearing reward of connecting with others on a worldwide scale through the love of music. This feeling is shared by many on the circuit, but very few can also proudly be responsible towards the conversation that attitudes towards females in the industry are changing, and for the better.
Born in Slovakia, Nikoleta Frajkorova’s love for music blossomed at an early age, and by her mid-teens, the appetite for the electronic genre was prioritised above everything else. A keen student of the scene, her DJ skills were rewarded and showcased to mass audiences as she became the person of choice to play alongside the world’s top tiered international spinners passing through the country; such as Tiesto, Paul van Dyk and Armin van Buuren.
Her success in Slovakia garnered attention from Miami native Markus Schulz; where her freshman production release “Ready” on Coldharbour Recordings in 2008 became not only a firm fan favorite, but a significant breakthrough.
Nifra’s education continued in the proceeding years; increasingly performing outside of her home country, and at marquee events such as A State of Trance in the Netherlands. Her affection for the country eventually prompted her to call Amsterdam her permanent home.
Further success on Coldharbour was achieved through anthemic numbers such as “Dark Harbour” and “Athena”, and in 2014 Nifra joined the ranks of Schulz Music Group - opening doors for her to connect and entertain audiences in North America for the first time - including the famous Ultra Music Festival in Miami, as well as the heralded Transmission in Bratislava. Her bond with ever increasing audiences was apparent, and in doing so, projected her as one of the leading female figures representing the dance music scene.
And 2016 has seen her star shine further, playing an integral role in Schulz’s Watch the World album tour, demonstrating her versatility as a DJ in both warmup and headlining modes. Along with original production “Rebel”, her remixes for “Love Me Like You Never Did” from Watch the World, as well as Dimension’s “Mangata” have received rich acclaim, contributing to her appearances at the first New York edition of Dreamstate, and the Netherlands’ hosted Coldharbour Beach Festival.
Connecting the world with a talent as infectious as her smile; and inspiring females to follow in her footsteps into the DJ world, Nifra takes it all in her stride.