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Biografie Nunos Dos Santos
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 hes 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 De Helling, Melkweg and other related parties. On top of that, the organisers of the formerly techno night Mainstage at Escape (Amsterdam) could not resist his sound, giving him the opportunity to dj with Ben Sims and John Aquaviva. Furthermore he is a resident at the Full Spectrum parties around Holland.
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.
Festivals 2005 -FFWD Dance Parade / 13-8 -Dancevalley / 5-8 -Rockit Dance Festival / 30-7 -5 Days Off / 17-7 -Differance / 11-6 -Free Your Mind / 30-6 -Nu Heroes Festival / 8-4 -Noorderslag / 15-1