DJ and producer NDKj aka Andrea Quirico was born in 1981 in Novara (Italy).
He became fascinated with electronical music – especially techno – at a young age and soon started
His first DJ appearance was in 1998 when he played in some smaller clubs and private parties in the
North of Italy.
At that time his sound was inspired by some of the big names in techno scenes who were known
for playing hard but groovy techno. But “only” djing wasn’t enough and so
NDKj followed his own ideas of techno and started producing and experimenting with new sounds.
In 2004 he met fellow Italian DJ Mauro Alpha and they decided to work together.
NDKj’s first production “Dark Ages” was released in February 2006on Holzplatten [HOLZ082]
together with Drumcomplex and Chris Binder. Only three months later his first collaboration with
Mauro Alpha was out on Boxer Sport label. “Pallette” [Boxer039].
In summer 2006 he also got to know Oliver Lieb and became an artist of his label Maschine.
NDKj first EP called “Put it where you ant” ”[MAS10] was just released by end of November.
At the same time NDKj, Mauro Alpha and the Italian DJ & producer Andrea Paganin founded
“The Dust Soldiers”– its first release is to be expected in stores on October 2007,
a particular lucky month for the artist,that debuts into
Polar Noise,the newcomer label by Luca Morris and Paul C,with the single “Scale”
which have a huge support by artists
like Karotte,Dominik Eulberg,Monika Kruse,John Aquaviva,Kanzyani,Markantonio etc…
In 2007, he found the Heatflow Records
In 2009 he releases “Dishes Ep” into his label Heatflow records and it becomes a smashing hit!
“Main Course”for months in Beatport Tech-House top10, that was charted by Steve Angello
“Funkest Star” in Beatport Tech_house TOP10,played from the best world dj’s:
Richie Hawtin,Dubfire,Marco Carola,Mauro Picotto,Joris Voorn,Markantonio,
Joseph Capriati,Someone Else,Thomas Gold,Audiojack,Paco Osuna,
Dominik Eulberg,Riva Starr,Anthony Pappa,SuperFlu,Wehbba,Matt Star,Michel DeHey,
Tomy DeClerque and much other…
He works with several labels like Cr2,Spinnin Records,Strictly Rhyhtm,Defected and Factomania
Recently have been remixed the world famous dj/producer DJ Chus and he's
collaborating with artists like Wally Lopez,Ismael Rivas,Ivan Pica, Luigi Rocca,
David Herrero and many others.....
He have officially remixed the big old house hit "Keep on jumpin" of Todd Terry
Nominated by Wally Lopez as Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010 with Carlo Lio and Jay Lumen.
In TOP 10 again with the track "Running Out" with Wally Lopez ,released on Strictly Rhythm.
Nominated by Mark Knight as one of the best producer of the 2011 and rising star of the 2012
New collaboration are coming,Alex Kenji,Olav Basoski,Olivier Giacomotto and John Acquaviva to name a few
and new labels like Toolroom and Great Stuff.
October 2012 on Beatport TOP 10 with Alex Kenjy & NDKj feat Marga Sol "Not that kind of girl"
NDKj is definitely an artist to watch!