Mario Nieto

Neonized / ES

  • Friday 16 21:30 - 22:25

    Sónar by Night - SonarClub

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DJ, producer, software developer and an ardent fan of music and technology, Mario Nieto will demonstrate his indisputable skills with a set at Sónar by Night, prior to the DJ Shadow show. His extensive experience as a turntablist, the specialty for which he won several awards in his youth, enables Nieto to treat the decks and mixer as one more instrument. With this, he shapes his method of understanding and enjoying music, resulting in a rhythmic feast that continues to incorporate the hip hop sound that first defined him, but which in recent years has naturally evolved into the new forms of bass music and the sound spectrum we refer to as future beats.

His versatility and technical talents were comprehensively confirmed when in 2011 he was proclaimed winner of RedBull’s Thr3Style DJ competition in Spain and was among six world championship finalists in Vancouver (Canada) the following year. Nieto places the emotive nature of songs and what they radiate and transmit, above genre considerations, both when he plays out and when he produces in the studio. In addition, he is able to adapt his talent to all kinds of disciplines, such as theatre, video sound reproduction, music creation for advertising, program & plugin development and teaching, among many other activities.