She knows how to play with the big dogs in the worldwide arena of the EDM industry by making a name for herself not only as an Artist, but as a Producer and a well-respected DJ for Schulz Music Group.

She is not an overnight success either as her journey has been a decade long in the making and she is not stopping.

She recently performed at EDC Orlando sharing the stages with Markus Schulz and Paul van Dyk, then it was off to Dreamstate in California where she shared her musical love with Ferry Corsten and friends then it was to New York for a set at Eris Evolution in Brooklyn then she finally make it back home to Holland… to be reunited with her new bundle of joy aka her greatest creation… her son.

She’s humble, she’s graceful and fierce.

Let’s get into the mind of Nikoleta Frajkorova AKA “NIFRA“.

About Nifra

The profession of a DJ is a privileged one, with the endearing reward of connecting with others on a worldwide scale through the love of music. This feeling is shared by many on the circuit, but very few can also proudly be responsible for the conversation that attitudes towards females in the industry are changing and for the better. 

A role embraced to the fullest through a decade-long journey for Nifra.

Today, she finds herself at the forefront of international star Markus Schulz’s management and booking agency Schulz Music Group, as well as a key player in IDMA, nominated Coldharbour Recordings. Thanks to her particular flavor of power-driven melodic trance, as well as her warm and blissful personality, it has captivated her to a legion of followers, with many tipping her to be a key player for the current and future generations.

Born in Slovakia, Nikoleta Frajkorova’s love for music blossomed at an early age, and by her mid-teens, the appetite for the electronic genre was prioritized above everything else. A keen student of the scene, her DJ skills were rewarded and showcased to mass audiences as she became the person of choice to play alongside the world’s top-tiered international spinners passing through the country; such as Tiesto, Paul van Dyk and Armin van Buuren. 

Her success in Slovakia garnered attention from Miami native Markus Schulz, where her freshman production release “Ready” on Coldharbour Recordings in 2008 became not only a firm fan favorite but a significant breakthrough. 

Nifra’s education continued in the preceding years; increasingly performing outside of her home country, and at marquee events such as “A State of Trance” in the Netherlands. Her affection for the country eventually prompted her to call the Netherlands her permanent home. 

As well as continuing on the production front and touring, she also entered the world of radio; initially with “Be Progressed”, and now monthly with the established Rebel Radio on Digitally Imported’s trance channel.

Further success on Coldharbour was achieved through anthemic numbers such as “Dark Harbour” and “Athena”, and in 2014 Nifra joined the ranks of Schulz Music Group – opening doors for her to connect and entertain audiences in North America for the first time – including the famous Ultra Music Festival in Miami, as well as the heralded Transmission in Bratislava. 

Her success in Slovakia garnered attention from Miami native Markus Schulz, where her freshman production release “Ready” on Coldharbour Recordings in 2008 became not only a firm fan favorite but a significant breakthrough. 

Her bond with ever-increasing audiences was apparent, and in doing so, projected her as one of the leading female figures representing the dance music scene. 

2015 was a monumental change for the Slovakian, thanks to arguably her biggest success to date with her first foray into a vocal-led composition, alongside New York native Seri for “Army of Lights”. As the heralded Coldharbour Nights increased in volume and spanned a greater distance, she played a significant role in the growth; headlining nights in respected venues such as Avalon in Los Angeles and Ministry of Sound in London. Her year concluded working alongside mentor Markus Schulz as part of his City Series Collection project, where they combined for “The Creation”; an anthem fitting for Transmission’s annual home event in Prague, and continuing to receive support from important players such as Ferry Corsten, Paul Oakenfold and Gareth Emery.

In 2016, her light in the creative successes already displayed, shined even brighter, playing an integral role in Schulz’s “Watch the World” album tour, demonstrating her versatility as a DJ in both warmup and headlining modes. 

Along with original production “Rebel”, her remixes for “Love Me Like You Never Did” from Watch the World, as well as Dimension’s “Mangata” have received much acclaim, contributing to her appearances at the first New York edition of Dreamstate, and the Netherlands’ hosted Coldharbour Beach Festival. 

It’s also worth mentioning that her work has landed her 2 IDMA nominations, in 2019 and 2020 for “Best Female Trance Artist”. 

She has also taken the EDM industry by storm with her latest 2021 release of Super 8 & Tab – Eternal Sequence (Nifra remix) – Anjunabeats.

Her return to the United States was dubbed as the “Welcome Back Tour”, (in what many fans have claimed), in 2021, which was beyond what she had ever expected, as thousands of her fans who had patiently waited for her return to the decks was greeted with open arms.  From her appearance at EDC Orlando, sharing the stage with Markus Schulz and Paul van Dyk, then at Dreamstate in California where she shared her musical love with friends like Ferry Corsten and recording artist Haliene only to complete what she calls her “mini-US Tour after 2 years”, in Brooklyn, NY at a venue called Eris Evolution.  It’s not a coincidence that she was invited to perform there before flying back home to be with her family in Holland and reunite with her brand new member of the Schulz Music Group family, her greatest creation, which is her son, named Mylo Ace.

Connecting the world with a talent as infectious as her smile; and inspiring females to follow in her footsteps into the DJ world, Nifra takes it all in her stride.

Naughty Natalia had the honor to sit down with Nifra prior to her departure to New York and get to know this very talented woman of the musical arts.

Get more about Nifra on her Social Media:

IG: @djNifra

FB: Nifra

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