Norwegian producer, Aniki, has been involved with music since he can remember. He initially entered into the world of production as a fresh faced 13 year old.
In the past he has tried his hand at a variety of genres, from gabber to breaks, even to the extent of programming some hard rock. Aniki eventually settled on the hard house sound in 2000. His first hard house track was made using the production software ‘Mad Tracker’ and subsequently landed 5 releases on UK based label ‘Shock Records’. In 2004 he collaborated with Kelevra, previously known as Digital Kid, and released tunes on Riggsy's Xtension label.
Unsurprisingly, Aniki's musical preferences matured and became more sought after over time; evoking comparable thoughts to a nice bottle of penfolds grange (shit-expensive red wine!). He experimented with more of a techno sound and released various tracks on minor labels. It was not until he listened to Kelevras ‘KrunKd Up’ mixtape, that Aniki was introduced to the jackin’ electro scene. He instantly fell in love with the genre due to its expansive and seemingly endless possibilities, which resulted in far greater creative freedom and enabled him to do what he wanted to do with his tracks, instead of conforming to a specific genre. The resulting track was ‘Heavy Sound’. This fresh track attained support from some of the scenes biggest players, Lee Mortimer, Kelevra and Mixin' Marc, which lead to a deal with Movement Music.
Aniki's undeniably extensive and meticulous production skills come from years of experience on the job together with his scrupulous ear for detail. His unique productions are constructed on gut wrenching bass lines combined with big-room climaxes and dynamics, paired skilfully together with catchy and unique vocal, which ensures all his tracks are brimming with a level of tension and high energy. Don’t worry fans, no need to call a doctor! Aniki hasn’t suddenly developed a multi personality disorder; he’s just releasing some different sounding material under several new personas. At current Aniki has two side projects occupying his already busy schedule. The first under the alias of Bling Fingah, with his younger brother, and a second techier sounding project under the pseudonym, Slick N Juicy. He is currently in the process of establishing his own digital label called DAD Recordings. The label will focus on wide range styles encompassing the electronic genre, hence the name Diverse Audio Division, or DAD.
Aniki has received praise from industry greats including
His tracks are already getting lots of support from the likes of - TOMMIE SUNSHINE – FOAMO – KELEVRA - BASS WEAZAL - STUPID FRESH - CHRIS JAMES - TOM EQ - LEE MORTIMER - ZODIAC CARTEL – MICKY SLIM – NICK SUPPLY – B RICH – HATIRAS and many more…