Kinky Bastards

Kinky Bastards are a techno live act comprised of former monk in training, Nicky Nordskov and turntablist par excellence (take notes Dave Clarke!) turned raver and full-time dad, Erik Christoffersen. Their affinity for pummelling techno is clearly evident in their potent musical output which contains a high-calibre finesse in the terms of serious arrangement skills and a natural curiosity within music exploration.

Erik and Nicky first met in the northern part of Zealand, Denmark through friends and from their love of graffiti. They quickly discovered each other’s love for music and hung out constantly through their late teenage years and from travelling to Copenhagen for raving excursions. From then onwards they were friends for life, living and raving to the maximum.

Both originally metal heads and avid guitar players, they got heavily into by drum ‘n’ bass and from there into techno once their friendship started to grow. Old school hip hop was also huge inspiration when it comes to DJing and producing, Erik being a very skilled scratch DJ since the age of 12, as was the more coarse ‘wonky’ Brighton techno sound spearheaded by Cristian Vogel, Neil Landstrumm and Subhead etc.

After not seeing much of each other for a few years they got back together in 2013 and decided to make some techno tracks together and from there it snowballed, Kinky Bastards were born as a duo and have been carefully honing their skills ever since, ready to unleash when the time is right. That time come in 2019 when a close friend booked them to play their first ever live show at the Københardcore event. They went down a storm, they blew the club to pieces and finally premiered the duo as a ferocious force to be prospectively reckoned with.

Since then they’ve had regular bookings, making tracks and waiting for an opportunity to present itself to advance further. That opportunity presented itself when the duo sent RIOT HQ a link to watch one of their live gigs recorded and uploaded to YouTube. RIOT Radio Records signed them up instantly, that’ll give you a clear indication of the kind of mayhem these nutters create.