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 djing himself. 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 – and they still do today. 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 with his friend Marcello Concialdi,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 and Markantonio!! “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… Now he works with several labels like Cr2,Spinnin Records and Factomania and much others Recently have been remixed the world famous dj/producer DJ Chus and he’s collaborating with Factomania artist like Wally Lopez,Ismael Rivas and Ivan Pica.
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 favourite artist of the 2011 and rising star for 2012