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Nuno dos Santos Biography
DJ and graphic designer Nuno Dos Santos was born in 1976 in Lissabon, Portugal, but grew up in The Netherlands. He connected to electronic music at an early age already. And he's still discovering
DJ and graphic designer Nuno Dos Santos was born in 1976 in Lissabon, Portugal, but grew up in The Netherlands. He connected to electronic music at an early age already. And he's still discovering new kinds of (electronic) music. Recently (October 2005) Nuno Dos Santos has been named as Talent of the Year by a panel of 50 top names from the Dutch dance scene. On the eve of the Amsterdam Dance Event, Nuno Dos Santos received the Release (formerly the Dutch DJ) Dance Award in the Amsterdam Escape. He was named 'a worthy successor to Joris Voorn, who won the award in the previous two years'. Dos Santos' passion for music and different styles keeps him far from being a constrainted DJ. His sets vary from deephouse, tech-house, electro, breakbeats to acid, minimal & techno. It all seriously started in the summer of 1993, when he and his friends organised some underground house parties in his home town of Utrecht, better known as "Gekkenhuis". It was at these parties that Dos Santos got his his first serious dj-experience. In the year 2000, Nuno Dos Santos was chosen to be a participant at the RedBull Music Academy in Dublin. Since then his popularity has only increased and things started rollin'. Nowadays he appears at places around Holland and places such as Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Cannes & Rome, not forgetting his beloved home town Utrecht, where he is a regular at Tivoli, Winkel van Sinkel, Poema and many other places. Thanks to a demo sent to the Electronation organisation, Dos Santos landed with an invitation to spin at Electronation-nights at Tivoli, Melkweg and other related parties. Furthermore he is a resident at the Full Spectrum parties that take place in several cities in Holland. This residency gave him the opportunity to dj with James Holden, Michael Mayer and many more. In 2005 Nuno played at almost every major festival: Dance Valley, 5 Days Off, Noorderslag, FFWD, Free your Mind, Rockit and Nu Heroes. Nuno Dos Santos joined forces with Full Spectrum promotor Adriaan Veldhuizen in 2006 and together they launched the record label Dilanta. Apart from his DJing and producing activities, Nuno Dos Santos is the heart of Kollektiv, a concept and design agency. In the year 2004 Nuno Dos Santos graduated at the Art Academie doing Interaction Design. His graduation project involved a sound engine on the internet with sound & images that influenced eachother. The sounds were done exclusively by Dennis Desantis from Kanzleramt Records.