Nik Hartfield is a singer, wardrobe stylist, dancer, and an all-around creative based in New York City. She was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. Having a background in the performing arts, she has always been around a creative environment. Training in ballet, African dance, tap, swing dance, jazz, modern/contemporary and hip hop since the age of five, she continues to dance today with every opportunity granted. However, music has always been a "hidden talent" of hers. She grew up singing in the church choir and even had a few solo's at her performing arts center. But she never pursued music professionally until recently.
It was during her professional dance career as a teenager where she fell in love with fashion. Discovered from a dance company photo shoot, she was asked to model for a local designer. From then on, she began to work and network with photographers, designers, stylists, and other models. Soon after graduating high school, and attending Temple University for a year, she realized that it was fashion she wanted to pursue.
Being accepted to the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and moving to New York City has exposed her to various opportunities, including interning for Zac Posen, working/attending fashion shows during NYFW and interning for Isaac Mizrahi.
In August 2013, she decided to take on wardrobe styling professionally. Since then, she has been collaborating with various photographers, models, and top agencies all in hopes to continue building her portfolio and perfecting her craft. She takes inspiration from street wear, minimalism and geometrical shapes. Her personal style is classy, minimalistic and chic but still urban, edgy, and androgynous.
Today, an FIT Alumni, she is now pursuing a career in the music industry as a recording artist! Throughout everything, music has always been a silent passion of hers.
"Being someone who has been extremely indecisive on my career path, I feel that music is what I'm meant to do after all. It allows me to utilize and stay involved within all of my passions: music, dance and fashion! I could never chose to do only one out of the three."
With the love and support of God, her family and friends, she remains humble and thankful for every experience, whether good or bad.
"I finally gained the confidence to pursue music when I was out with friends at a karaoke bar in college. As I started singing "Say My Name" by Destiny's Child on the stage, everyone was shocked. Just the way the crowd was really feelin' my sound, it was confirmation that I have what it takes to actually do what I've always wanted; to entertain, and not limit myself to just sing for the purple walls in my bedroom."
Nik's music is a mixture of R&B, Pop, and Electric Soul. With the smooth, soft tones of her voice and the hard-hitting beats, you will get the classic "Nik" sound. She wants to create music that you can just vibe out and relate to. She listens to all types of music but she draws inspiration vocally from artists like Beyonce, Brandy and Aaliyah.
Nik is an artist of Mook'A'Milli Entertainment and is under the music production of The White Guys, LLC., which consists of Stuart "Mookie" Sanders (Manager/Producer) and Scott "Radio" Berger-Felder (Engineer). Both have been in the music industry for years, working with well-known artists of today's music!
Since 2016, Nik has been signed to record label, Guardfather Entertainment, based out of New York City. Her debut single "Love Me Crazy" was released in early 2016 and has seen great success throughout the U.S. and internationally! It received major radio play on SiriusXM: Venus and on several radio stations out in the U.K. #LMC even managed to reach Top 10 on the U.K. Urban Charts (Music Week Magazine). Recently, Nik released the official remix to "Love Me Crazy" in collaboration with FooR, a well-known group of music producers based in the U.K.
Today, Nik is in the studio recording and putting together an official project to release later this year. Check out her latest music HERE and check out her new single, "Imagine Anything" now available on iTunes & Apple Music!