This week's guest is DJ Nikki Beatnik, a DJ and record producer. Nikki has spun in over 60 countries and has served as Kelis' official tour DJ for the best part of a decade. She won Best DJ at the UMA's and was dubbed a "multi-faceted icon" by Reebok. Nikki has DJ'd parties for everyone, from Jay Z to the The British Fashion Award.
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Find out exactly how long you should practice before booking your first gig.
Tips for workplaces to do better by working mums
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In episode #53, DJ Nikki explains what its like to be a self-employed working mum. You'll learn the ups and the downs, how being a mum affects your pay, and how workplaces modern workplaces can improve their treatment of mothers. Naturally, we also go off a tangent and chat about the royal family, environmentalism and other topics.
Episode #54 is just as good. Nikki describes her quiet upbringing in the Scottish Highlands - a period of her life where she studied classical music and yearned to be an opera singer. Nikki is a great example of someone who has carved their own career path - listen and learn how she went from a fine art degree, to teaching herself how to DJ, to touring with Kelis. Nikki also gives a warts-and-all insight the DJ industry. Brace yourself.
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