Nikakoi

Real Name:
Nikolos Machaidze
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Nikakoi is an electronic music project of Nika Machaidze, a Georgian musician, producer, composer, and filmmaker. Machaidze started making electronic music in the mid-nineties, combining digital noises and IDM rhythms with melancholic melodies (often inspired by Georgian folk music). In 1999, Nika won Grand Prix at the Electronic Music Festival in Paris, where he appeared under a new artistic pseudonym 'Nikakoi' (as suggested by a friend Thea Djordjadze. In Russian, Никакой means “none”, “undefined”, “featureless”).

Nikakoi released his debut album Sestrichka in 2002 on WMF Records in Berlin, followed by Shentimental next year. After a few years working under his new pseudonym Erast, Machaidze returned in 2009 with two releases on Laboratory Instinct: 2xCD compilation Selected (best tracks from both albums plus unreleased material), and a new double ambient album Requiem For Deranged Robot. This work marked a significant shift in Nikakoi's artistic style and consisted of two rhythmless ambient tracks and a collection of sublime piano-based electronic soundscapes on the second disc. In 2012, Nikakoi released a new album in Japan – Rays, a collaboration with Tokyo-based musician Coppé. His most recent work, Raise Your Head And Smell The Air EP, was released on Transfigured Time in 2016.
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Albums

WMFREC CD007 Nikakoi - Sestrichka album art Nikakoi Sestrichka (Album) WMF Records WMFREC CD007 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
WMFREC CD010 Nikakoi - Shentimental album art Nikakoi Shentimental (Album) WMFRec WMFREC CD010 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
LI013CD Nikakoi - Requiem For Deranged Robot album art Nikakoi Requiem For Deranged Robot(2xCD, Album) Laboratory Instinct LI013CD Germany 2009 Sell This Version
MSR014 Nikakoi - Rays album art Coppe'* w/ Nikakoi Coppe'* w/ Nikakoi - Rays(CD, Album, ) Mango & Sweet Rice MSR014 Japan 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WMFREC EP011 Nikakoi - City Lights EP album art Nikakoi City Lights EP(12", EP) WMF Records WMFREC EP011 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
TT004 Nikakoi - Raise Your Head And Smell The Air album art Nikakoi Raise Your Head And Smell The Air(12", EP) Transfigured Time TT004 Georgia 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

LI014CD Nikakoi - Selected album art Nikakoi Selected(2xCD, Comp) Laboratory Instinct LI014CD Germany 2009 Sell This Version
none Nikakoi - The Sound Of Noor album art Wareika, Nikakoi, Andrei Oid Wareika, Nikakoi, Andrei Oid - The Sound Of Noor(LP, Comp, Ltd, Num, W/Lbl) Not On Label none Russia 2017 Sell This Version