Check our exclusive interview with South America’s two most exciting and talented DJ/producers HIIO.
Check HIIO new release with Dannic here: Dannic & HIIO – Funky Time (Out Now)
Hi guys, please tell us a little about you?
We’re HIIO – Ortzy and Nico Hamuy, from Buenos Aires, Argentina!
We’ve been a duo since about 2011, and a lot has happened in the last 5 years!
How did you guys meet?
We actually met through a mutual friend over in Cali, Colombia. We both had our own careers at the time, but decided to collaborate on a track together called “Something About You” with Terri B!.
When and how did you get started?
After we did the collaboration, we really liked how well we worked together, and decided to form our duo – HIIO. Ortzy moved to Buenos Aires from Colombia, so we could work easier in the studio together. We’ve been here ever since!
Who has been the biggest inspiration in your life? Why?
Swedish House Mafia!
Do you guys have any music influence?
Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano
Explain your sound in 3 words?
Big Room. Drums. Latin Influence
What is the best part of life as a DJ?
Travelling around the world
What does it feel like when you are up on stage?
It’s magic! You vibe with the crowd and it’s so much fun to
Why the name HIIO?
The “H” is for Nico’s last name Hamuy, the roman numerals “II” represents us as a duo, and the “O” represents Ortzy – HIIO!
Any future collaborations?
Yes, lots more on the way 🙂
Are there any other artists you would love to collaborate with or remix?
Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, Rhianna, Coldplay.
Your top 3 festivals?
Creamfields (Buenos Aires), Tomorrowland (Belgium), Summerland Festival (Colombia)
What is the best city that you have traveled to as a tourist/working?
What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
The time is always now.
Funniest thing that ever happened at an event?
Crowd surfing with Chuckie at PACHA Buenos Aires haha
What are your plans for 2016?
We hope to travel through Europe and have more releases on the way!
How do you spend your spare time?
Spending time with family and friends having dinner and drinks, going to soccer games, and enjoying down time.
What kind of music do you listen to today?
Today we went through some demos which were sent to us, so some big room tracks, electro, progressive house. We do enjoy listening to Michael Jackson, Cold Play… stuff like that 🙂
Any loves, other then music?
How important is Social Media for you?
It’s something we have to roll with! We live in a digital society now!
Where we can follow you?
Quote: “Good vibes and house music to everyone!” – HIIO
Holiday Destination: Ibiza!
Drink: Vodka Redbull
Song: Luciano – “Rise of an Angel”
Movie: The Godfather
Ortzy – Colombia Soccer Team
Nico – Argentina Soccer Team 😉