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Riki Rocket has been a professional in the music industry since 2002; as a promoter, presenter, producer, sound designer and DJ, she has worked with some of the best in the business. Born in British Columbia, Interior Salish and a passion for adventure, Riki left home at 17 and began finding her way into the world and music scene. From road trips to Alberta and Whistler and then soon jet setting off to Mexico and then later New Zealand for months at a time, Riki was exposed to many genres of music, cultures and filled with ideas and plans for her future.
After a few years of travel and exploring the nightlife in England and Australia and coming out as a young gay woman, Riki decided to start her career as a DJ in Brighton, UK. What she thought would just be a few months of fun, slowly evolved into 7 years of DJ residencies, 3 years of music production school, club promotions for her own club nights (BootyCall) (WTF), radio presenting on an LGBT morning talk show and essentially the start of her career in sound and music.
Her main residencies in the UK were at the CandyBar, Wild Fruit and Ghetto Brighton. Wildfruit was a monthly night of extravagance, often called a Brighton clubbing institution with the top influential house producers, go-go dancers and decadent drag diva's flowing throughout the lavish venue; this was the party to attend in the south of England. Often starting out in the RnB room in these large nightclubs, Riki would be amazed just to be in the same venue as these house legends. After her set, she would pop down and see Seamus Haji, Fatboyslim, Pete Haywood and the Freemasons just to name a few. Over the years she has tag-teamed with Dj's from Fabric / ChinaWhites / Ministry of Sound / Digital and BBC 1 Xtra and most notably she played a set in 2003 for the ID Magazine fashion shoot, for super model Naomi Campbell.
Riki loved playing on the house scene in England and enjoyed the late night commutes to London and soon she was venturing off to further locales. Ireland and returning gigs in Zurich, Switzerland were some of her favourite. Even further south, to Gran Canaria and then next she was Down Under again and this time, headlining Sydney Mardi Gras Parties for 'Bitch' promoters in 2009.
Summer 2009, Returning to Canada - Rocket is the newest resident Dj for Flygirl Productions in Vancouver. She continues to play with talented Dj's throughout North America such as Dj Rhiannon/ Betti Forde /Miss M /Saratonin /Amara /Nathalie Morel/ Miss Bliss/ Molly Fi/ Dj Dopamine and Kasey Riot. In 2011, Riki attended VFS for Sound design for visual media. It was a busy time for her as she was living in Squamish, Dj'ing for Flygirl parties at The Redroom in Vancouver and making time for quick weekend sets to the south. She rocked the crowds at the world renowned 'Clubskirts', Dinah Shore Pool Party, Palm Springs, California, meanwhile writing essays and studying as she traveled. She now has credits on small film productions and also on the TV show, "Gold Rush" (Season 5) and was the head Audio/ Video instructor for the Yukon College in 2014-2015.
Later in 2015, Riki along with her MC from London did a summer tour in Western Canada and finished it in September by doing an opening set for the Official Pre "Stadium" Album Release tour for AKON and Karl Wolf. Riki enjoys playing from small towns to the big cities and loves a good road trip and has played gigs from Whistler, Calgary, Regina, Vancouver, Jasper and even up to the Yukon. August 2018, Rocket was the opening and closing Dj for special guest Stephanie Rice from "The Voice" and she was also djing and MC'ing with Rose Garcia from "The Real L-Word" during Vancouver Pride for Flygirl Productions.
Most recently Riki has moved out of Vancouver and is now residing in the Canadian Rockies. With a more balanced lifestyle she is now producing more original material, both audio and visual and is continuing to learn 3D visual mapping for upcoming shows. A resident Dj for 4Peaks Nightclub, Rocket has opened for many guest DJs and Producers such as Pineo and Loeb, Neon Steve, Moontricks, The Gaff, Kytami and Rumpus. During the 2020 winter festival, Jasper in January, she opened for The Funk Hunters and the previous year she opened for Skiitour.
Due to Covid-19 there are currently no more schedules dates at this time. You can watch Riki stream at www.twitch.tv/djrikirocket and checkout her creative green screen digital designs and her latest tracks and remixes.