Biography of DJ Nino
|Real name / ||Grant Burns|
|Moniker(s) / ||Nino Blink|
Scottish DJ and Producer Grant Burns aka Nino Blink, stormed to prominence on the dance music scene in a relatively short space of time. Having spent the early part of his DJ career playing hip hop in bars and clubs, his sound naturally matured and evolved into into its current fresh sounding tech house state.
Not long after releasing mixtapes to clubs and promotors he was given the opportunity to warm up at Optik, one of the most popular regular house and techno nights in the region at the time. His slot at Optik led to several guest appearances at some of the best clubs in Scotland, including a closing set at Glasgow's superclub The Arches. Nino has recently played alongside and supported many greatly talentled artists such as Gary Beck, Reset Robot, Yousef, Alex Smoke, James Harcourt, BCR Boys, David Forbes, Mark Storie of Toolroom Records and Fergie.
After being impressed by one of his DJ sets and witnessing his unique style, the legendary Club 69 offered him the chance to launch his own club night. His BLINK parties quickly gained the respect of clubbers on the local music scene, not only by booking some of the best and most in demand DJs and producers in electronic dance music, but by also providing a platform in which up and coming local DJs could showcase their talent.
2011 should be another fantastic year for Nino, with EPs scheduled for release on labels in the UK and abroad, and many confirmed bookings at club nights, this incredibly promising start to his music career is showing absolutley no signs of slowing down anytime soon.