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Q&A: Miller SoundClash 2017 Finalist Nico Hamuy

Representing Argentina in Las Vegas...

The Miller SoundClash finalists are busy preparing for their trip to Las Vegas for the Grand Final. In the lead up, we'll be profiling each of them on the site. You can keep up to date with the Miller SoundClash DJ Competition by following Miller Genuine Draft on Instagram.

Tell us in one sentence who you are and where are you from?

"I'm Nico Hamuy, a DJ/producer from Buenos Aires, Argentina."

Where did your love of music first come from?

"I’ve always loved music since I was a child, but I was first attracted to dance music when I was 17 and stood behind a DJ in a club."

How long have you been DJing?

"20 years."

Do you produce music also?

"Yes! With my ex duo HIIO we released over 20 tracks on Beatport. Now as a solo artist I am preparing a nice plan with 9/10 productions."

What’s been the highlight of your career so far?

"Tomorrowland Belgium, Tomorrowland Brazil, Creamfields Buenos Aires, to be top 5 overall on Beatport 3 times with my own tracks and have the support of big names like Tiesto, Fedde Le Grand, David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren and many others!"

Wow! what other successes have you had in your own country?

"Well, I was resident DJ in every big club here in Buenos Aires and actually still invited every time I am in town."

How does it feel to win your local Miller SoundClash competition? Can you tell us about your experience in the competition so far?

"It was a different experience to my normal sets as it was a competition, but I did what I always love to do - play music! It was great to attend the workshops, and learn tips from established artists in the industry."

How much does it mean to you to have made it to this stage of Miller SoundClash?

"It’s a big opportunity of course, and I believe this can make the difference in my career."

How do you plan to stand out over the other DJs in Las Vegas? How will you be preparing for the finale?

"Well I am preparing a very different set with a lot of diversity that you don’t find in my normal sets, as we are dealing with the Vegas crowd!"

What makes you unique compared to the other international finalists?

"I think that my experience of performing in different countries to different crowds will help me to stand out. I already know about the tastes of the US crowd."

Las Vegas is the EDM capital of the USA, with major DJs playing every weekend. If you could meet and hang out with one of these DJs in Vegas, who would it be and why?

"Axwell /\ Ingrosso"

Who from dance music’s elite do you most respect and take inspiration from?

"Solomun"

How important is it for competitions like Miller SoundClash to give aspiring DJs the chance to show their talent to the world?

"Well I think that anyone that has a dream can have the chance to make it real with this kind of competition."

Tell us a bit about your home country - how is the electronic music scene in Argentina?

"Buenos Aires is a grate place for electronic music, but during the past years everything change to underground. So actually every club you go is techno or tech house."

Keep up to date with Nico Hamuy and all the Miller SoundClash finalists by following Miller Genuine Draft on Instagram.

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