Joe Foxton (Fiction, Frisson)
On March 2 Frisson is back at TBA Brooklyn with a bona-fide Brooklyn favorite, Nikita. Known for his exceptional taste in grooving house & techno, his infectious energy behind the decks, and memorable performances at numerous Brooklyn after hours, Burning Man, The End Up, and beyond, Nikita will be sure to bring the house down.
Free Before 11pm / $15 After
On the same day Dolly Parton, Janis Joplin, Edgar Allen Poe, his mother and grandmother were born, so too did San Francisco DJ NIKITA begin his enchanted existence. As a young boy in Denver, Colorado, NIKITA's childhood was similar to that of other creative youth, days filled with singing, playing the piano, and dancing to his mother's R&B albums. From an early age, NIKITA always knew he wanted to be an entertainer. Then, in 1993, a chance encounter with house music at an underground warehouse party would prove to be a pivotal moment in his life, ultimately guiding NIKITA towards the charmed life he lives today.
It wasn't until the turn of the millennium though that NIKITA would leave his home in Colorado to search the clubs and warehouses of San Francisco for his destiny. At the very least, he would get a degree in music business from San Francisco State University. But with a resounding perseverance and an inimitable personality, NIKITA quickly earned his place among the upper echelon of DJs in San Francisco's world-renowned club scene. In 2005, NIKITA was chosen to host his own radio show, The Massive Mix, on Northern California's only electronic dance music radio station, Energy 92.7 FM. Indeed, it was NIKITA's penchant for blending raw grooves with sophisticated sounds that garnered him a residency at San Francisco's legendary nightclub, The EndUp.
NIKITA is a DJ's DJ, a rare soul who truly understands his role in the DJ booth. Performing anywhere from two to twelve hour sets, NIKITA weaves music into fantastic journeys of rhythm and sound. NIKITA's ability to contrast the harder elements of techno with the soulful sensuality of deep house has garnered him accolades from some of the world's best DJs and allowed him the rare opportunity to tag team alongside the likes of Lee Burridge, Cassy and Derek Plaslaiko. Indeed, NIKITA has played with a Who's Who of international talent, including Danny Howells, Steve Lawler, Craig Richards, Steve Bug, Damian Lazurus, M.A.N.D.Y. and many, many more. With additional inspiration coming from friends such as Ms. Honey Dijon, Tedd Patterson and Danny Tenaglia, it comes as no wonder why NIKITA's story is one of a dream come true.
Nikita is has been working on music production, and has releases set for later this year…
JOE FOXTON (Fiction, Frisson)
Whether its via his respected deep house collective Fiction NYC, or his woman & LGBTQ techno talent showcase Frisson, or his dynamic DJ sets which range from melodic journeys, to hypnotic mind benders, to acid-infused rockers, Joe Foxton is dedicated to delivering the most innovative and nuanced musical experiences aimed to elevate the art-form of dance music.
Back in his native Australia, Joe was sucked deep into the vortex of the Sydney rave and club scene in the late 90s. An instant vinyl convert, Joe picked up a pair of Technics 1200s days after his first rave experience and set off on a music collecting obsession that continues to this day. His vast collection is full of rarities and classics alike. He brings this depth of music knowledge to his DJ sets, in which you’re as likely to hear an early 00’s minimal Kompakt record as a bleeding-edge Giegling cut, all mixed with an attention to detail and a penchant for surprises.
After moving to New York in 2001 Joe quickly found a home away from home at the notorious Vinyl where he’d fall in love with the uniquely New York sounds of Danny Tenaglia and the 112 crew, inspiring him to delve into deep rhythmic territory. Over the next decade he would hone his unique sound and mixing techniques with these masters as his muse, sharing the decks with the likes of Ripperton, Job Jobse, Davis, Ida Engberg, Aera, Eagles & Butterflies, and Sammy Dee.
In 2014 Joe joined the talented Florida transplant Steve Graham to launch the Fiction boat parties which became a mainstay in the NYC scene. Soon after that, the talented Gilles Wasserman and Irina Kotik joined the team, taking the Fiction collective to the next level with label showcases with the likes of Sohaso & Lossless, and a fast-growing music blog called Fiction Lab. The future is bright for Joe Foxton & the Fiction crew as their gaze turns inward to the studio, and outward to foreign shores.