Luis Nieva

Luis Nieva

A main character in modeling Argentina's electronic music scene during the 90s, Luis Nieva is a versatile artist who stands out through his wide-criterion musical selection and accurate technique.

His first approach to turntables in the mid 80s was heavily influenced by many styles such as disco, soul, funk, Chicago house, synthpop, new beat and acid house. Techno from Germany and Detroit joined the list a couple of years later when Luis started a few club residencies around Buenos Aires.

The foundation of mythical Urban Groove Djs collective in 1994 was a relevant milestone in his career. With highlights producing the first massive rave parties in the country and running experimental after hours Club K-Dos, they stimulated an eager, growing electronic music audience. As a member of Urban Groove Luis opened the prodigy and Kraftwerks shows, held memorable 7 turntables sessions and shared the dj booth with the likes of Daniel Bell, Ricardo Villalobos and DJ Hell. At that time he began his now frequent visits to Brazil thanks to the Rave Sudamericana Network.

After quitting Urban Groove, with fellow ex-member Miguel silver they conceived the powerful duo spitfire in 2001. Since then, their 4 turntables n effects dynamic set has toured around Argentina and south America including performances in all the Creamfields Buenos Aires editions (2001/2002/2003/2004/2005/2006), Brahma beats festival, Sonarsound Buenos Aires, Cream brazil in Curitiba and Skol Beats 2004 and 2006 in Sao Paulo and SouthFest 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Luis also holds a monthly residency at Nicetos popular Club 69 and regularly plays across Argentina and Brazil. His sets combine underground influences from the past with newer ones, from old skool to deep house and all sorts of techno, everything tapped in real time to vindicate the value of technique. Either as Spitfire or on his own, over the last years he's performed alongside artists like Carl Cox, Colin Dale, Carl Craig, Laurent Garnier, Jeff Mills and Dave Angel, to name a few.

As a producer hes released on different labels including usas strictly rhythm and also works in a project together with Leo Portela, aka Index, under the moniker of default, featured in the Hypno series vol. 2: Spitfire Dj set on Brazilian label URBR.

Focused on his gigs and studio tasks, plus the On-Musik record store he co-founded in 2004, Luis still has time to prove his dj skills on air through the after hours and late night (Spitfire) shows on metrodance 95.1 fm.
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Luis Nieva Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

Luis Nieva + Junior Lopez (2) Luis Nieva + Junior Lopez (2) - E-Motion EP (EP) Area Sur Argentina 2008
Luis Nieva Frecuency Sino Hong Kong 2009 Sell This Version
HMEP016 Luis Nieva Jump In! Remixes EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Hypnotzd Music HMEP016 Brazil 2011

DJ Mixes

ASRCD01 Luis Nieva Area:Sur Records - Podcast By Luis Nieva(CD, Mixed) Area Sur ASRCD01 Argentina 2011 Sell This Version


ASR071 Luis Nieva Enthusiasm Remixes(4xFile, MP3, 320) Area Sur ASR071 Argentina 2013
ASR069 Luis Nieva Upcoming Remixes(2xFile, MP3, 320) Area Sur ASR069 Argentina 2013