Aten Rays is Luke Nikkanen, a New York-based music producer, sound designer, and filmmaker who experiments with evocative imagery and rich soundscapes. His music has been featured in campaigns by O’Neill Surf, Sony Alpha, Esquire, and Perrier Jouët.
Never Stop Playing with Your Food (Esquire)
Orignal track for the season 4 premiere of Knife Fight on Esquire. 2015.
Parallax (Sony Alpha)
An original Aten Rays track used as part of Sony Alpha’s RXO campaign. Directed by Philip Edsel, 2017.
Wild / Wonder (Perrier Jouët)
Original track. Directed by Steven Briand. 2016.
ALOHA NALU (O’Neil)
An original Aten Rays track created for O’Neill Surf’s “Unreasonable” campaign. Directed by Steven Briand, 2015.
DIRECTING AND EDITING WORK
Delivery Boys -
Directed and edited. Premiered on RapNation. 2019.
Lucas Gold - “Break”
Codirected and edited. 2019.
Directed, edited, sound designed, scored. 2017.