Niko Yu is a Korean DJ/Producer from Copenhagen, Denmark.
Niko fell in love with music at an early age; by the time he was thirteen he had bought his first DJ equipment and had started practicing daily at home. It wasn’t long before Niko was DJ´ing friend’s house parties and at sixteen years old got his first job as a club DJ.
Now immersing himself into the art of turntablism and gaining interest in production, soon after bought his first Akai MPC.
Now twenty years on he shows no sign of slowing down!
Besides working with numerous Danish rap artists, Niko is also the official tour DJ for New York-based rapper Afu-Ra (Gangstarr Foundation) and has a long list of support acts with and for, international established hiphop artists including The Outlawz, Nipsey Hussle, The Game, Jeru The Damaja, The Beatnuts, B-Real (Cypress Hill), Xzibit and rap legend Big Daddy Kane just to name a few.
He has also played support for and alongside with some of his personal favorite DJ´s such as DJ Shortkut, DJ Woody, DJ Manwell and DJ Fingaz.
Niko has transitioned from being known only as a hiphop DJ into playing “open format” and gets the party going by switching up genres, and serving the crowd anything from 90’s urban classics, funky mash-ups,chilled out grooves to the latest Top 40 dancefloor tunes.
He is known for being able to “read” and adapt to the crowd, and this is the reason he earns his place as the supporting DJ at live shows and is prolific playing sets at clubs around the world.
Niko is currently based in Cambodia, where he is working fulltime DJing around in Asia , and collaborating with different artists both as a DJ and a producer with his team “Kreative Kingz”. He has teamed up with the French rapper/producer 12mé and they are often seen rocking hiphop shows around the country.
Venues played include:
Ama´r Bio | Copenhagen,Denmark
Banyan Tree | Kampot, Cambodia
Boom Box Circolo | Brescia, Italy
Circle Club | Seoul, Korea
Cheers | Siem Reap, Cambodia
Club Kaserme | Basel, Switzerland
Club Love | Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Club Vera | Seoul, Korea
Den Grå Hal Christiania | Copenhagen, Denmark
Elbow Room | Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Euphoria Club | Kampot, Cambodia
Gwanju 5:18 Memorial Hall | Gwangju, Korea
Generator | Copenhagen, Denmark
Generator | London, United Kingdom
FCC & The Mansion | Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Hard Rock Café | Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Klub 134 | Düsseldorf, Germany
La Java | Strasbourg, France
Loby Club | Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Lotte Hotel | Seoul, Korea
Loppen Christiania | Copenhagen, Denmark
Midtfyn Festival | Ringe, Denmark
Macaroni Market | Seoul, Korea
Muse | Taichung & Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Muse | Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Nasa | Copenhagen, Denmark
Nova | Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Otres Market | Otres / Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Pumpehuset | Copenhagen, Denmark
Pontoon | Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Pontoon Pulse | Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Riverhouse | Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Rust | Copenhagen, Denmark
Skanderborg Festival | Skanderborg, Denmark
Stengade 30 | Copenhagen, Denmark
Tivoli | Copenhagen, Denmark
The Garage | London, United Kindgom
The Rock | Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The Vera Project | Seattle, USA
Vega | Copenhagen, Denmark
Wściekły Pies | Wroclaw, Poland