South London born, Jamie D’abbenigno showcases his undeniable talent under the alias Jay Nino. A true understanding of musical history has influenced his unique sound heavily, as Jay continues to push the boundaries of what can be achieved within House Music and it’s derivatives.
Born out of the hotbed of belt driven turntables, Jay spent much of his youth listening to Hip Hop, Garage and Drum & Bass with elements from each sound now forming a subtle nuance in style, in both his production and live sets. Sophisticated Latin drums, subtle Hip-Hop vocal samples, big and rolling basslines and memory making drops all feature heavily as dance floors ignite when he graces the stage.
Every DJ recollects a specific moment in time that acted as the catalyst to give them their breakthrough moment. Jay’s moment undoubtedly came to the fore in 2018 whilst taking over the controls from Skream at Akvarium, Budapest – a truly defining point in time.
Since this breakthrough, Jay Nino has frequented line-ups the length and breadth of the UK and further afield as his stock continues to rise. Notably, Amsterdam (Melkweg), Calypso (Croatia), Cantieri B (Italy) and the stunning backdrops in the UK’s capital city of EGG London, Studio 338 and the world famous, Ministry Of Sound.
Nino’s consistently forward moving journey is yet more evident as a number of high-calibre residencies roll in, which have enabled him to ply his trade in a full-time, professional capacity. Already a resident on London’s famous Select Radio he has amassed a large number of dates on the overseas circuit including Italy, Budapest, Marbella and Amsterdam as his stature continues to grow as one of the rising stars on the scene.
2020 is all set to be one of further progress. A number of his own productions are set for release throughout the year and high-profile bookings gather at pace.