Friday Jan 25 11:40 AM
on Boiler Room
Nina Las Vegas is part Egyptian, part country and all busy.
Forced into music by her parents in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Nina took her classical piano skills to Sydney soon after High School and entered the exciting world of radio production. Producing mixtapes, podcasts and radio specials for half of Sydney, Nina was quickly coerced into becoming a DJ.
While behind the decks at some of Australia’s best clubs and festivals, Nina formed some great partnerships. Nina joined Anna Lunoe and Bad Ezzy to make all girl club DJ supergroup HOOPS, and founded Heaps Decent with DJ friends Diplo and Levins; an initiative committed to finding and nurturing the creativity of underprivileged and Indigenous young people.
By 2009 Nina’s dedication to playing the most exciting sounds from all over the world landed her a weekly show on triple j called House Party. In 2010 she doubled her broadcasting hours, adding Mix Up Exclusives to her radio DJ duties.
If hearing her voice and favourite songs on the radio each week isn’t enough, you can catch Nina dancing behind the decks at clubs all over the country, running music workshops for young people in Australia, and tweeting (too much).