Spitfire (7)

Miguel Silver & Luis Nieva

Members of Spitfire (7): Luis Nieva, Miguel Silver 303

Discography of Spitfire (7):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 1.1 12 Audio 2011 On-Musik Records

When electronic music hadn"t yet arrived in Buenos Aires, Miguel Silver and Luis Nieva were already behind the decks trying to decode an imported culture. Today they credit a 20-years career cohesively developed from underground to mainstream. Both influenced by house and techno from Chicago and Detroit, there"s no local relevant club that hasn"t had this referent pair on its dj booth. Apart from their sound explorations, they contributed with a specialized record-store and a revolutionary 8-djs crew called Urban Groove. The collective rolled since 1994 with their crowded performances and was responsible for the first local electronic music productions. Decided to follow their own evolution, Miguel and Luis left the Urban Groove in 2001 and launched the explosive duo Spitfire. With a 4-turntable, 2-mixers and effects machine they "knit" original tunes on the go: a challenge based in improvisation with high doses of techno, minimal house and "old skool". For special occasions the duo becomes a full band with Julio Jimenez (guitar and bass), Carlos Shaw (keyboards and vocals) and Rodrigo Paciornik (percussion) as Spitfire Live. Usually performing in Buenos Aires (they have a residency at Niceto"s Club 69), the country and Latin America, Spitfire has shared the booth with djs such as Richie Hawtin, Derrick May, James Zabiela, Renato Cohen and Derrick Carter. They have also played at every Creamfields Buenos Aires edition, 1Live! parties with Ladytron and LCD Soundsystem, Brahma Beats Festival and Sonar Sound Buenos Aires with Laurent Garnier, among other artists. Well known around South America, the duo has a strong presence in Brazil which has been reinforced through their sets in Sao Paulo"s Skol Beats 2004 and 2006 (where they played with local djs Anderson Noise, Mau Mau and Fabrizio Pecanha and international artists such as Josh Wink and Dave Clarke) and through their cd mix Hypno Series Vol. 2: Spitfire dj set released on Brazilian label URBR. Well respected as local pioneers, their wide musical selections are weekly aired on their own Spitfire show on Metrodance FM 95.1.

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