Nelson Fernandez , also known as DJ Nova , was born on September 26 , 1976 in Caracas , Venezuela . Nova has been involved in Miami's underground scene since the early 90s , And began djing in 1996 . Shortly after , he began spinning at local clubs such as Nikki Beach, Mission, Bash, BarRoom, Liquid, The Marlin Bar (Thursday Night Resident DJ ’99-‘02) and Meza(Coral Gables), and most recently: Blue, Amika (Sundance Party), and I/O Lounge. From 1997-‘99 Nova Hosted his own weekly internet radio show at The Womb (107.1FM , www.thewomb.com) a “REAL AUDIO” preset. Special Guests on his show included :Juan Atkins, John Acquaviva, Terrence Parker, Glenn Underground, Mike “Agent X” Clark, Boo Williams, Stryke, Christian Smith, and Mistress Barbara. On the show he had various World Premiers (first time broadcast) such as Transmat’s Time:Space Compilation , in March 1999 , as well as several releases from Hybrid Records and the Cari Lekebusch crew. He also makes guest appearances on several internet radio shows , such as Andrew Duke’s “Cognition Audioworks”, Radio Maestrals (Croatia) “Musika Na Struju”, and DJ Reversive’s “Bangin’ Grooves” show on Techno.FM . Nova has also been a regular on WVUM 90.5 FM(Univ. of Miami) on Friday nights Underground show since 1997. His bookings in the U.S. run up the East Coast including NYC, and to the Midwest including Columbus , OH in clubs such as Mecca , and The Redzone, and Detroit, MI in clubs such as The Works, Forans, and Panacea. His love for music has found him bookings internationally as well, spinning all over Central America and South America including Tango India and Club Oxygen in San Jose, Costa Rica. Club Morocco,Club Gotika, and Barfly in Bogota,Colombia and Club Casbah in Antigua, Guatemala. Most recently , DJ Nova performed at the World Recognized , Movement Festival 2004 (formerly known as DEMF) on the historical Music Institute Stage, and Ultra Music Festival 2006, on the Beatport Techno Stage, alongside Pjay, Agent Orange, Marco Carola, DJ Hell, Adam Beyer, Chris Liebing, Mistress Barbara, Christian Smith, Mauro Picotto, and Richie Hawtin. Nelson's Commitment to music comes from early in his childhood years , when he began playing guitar and percussion while involved with various rock , punk, funk, and jazz bands. Much of his deep knowledge of music comes from years of working at local record stores Such as Spec's , Uncle Sams Music Cafe , and Virgin Megastore. It has all carried over to the present , as he is now working on his own exclusive DJ-tracks and using Traktor Scratch with over 4,000 records on file . All this while being the creator and event coordinator for the highly successful Miami Meets Detroit WMC BBQ , held annually during the Miami Winter Music Conference (1999-2005), showcasing artists such as Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Stryke, Phoenecia (aka Soul Oddity) , Sean Deason , Terrence Parker, DJ Minx, Alton Miller, The Beatdown Sounds Crew, DJ T-1000 , Matthew Dear, DJ Rolando "The Aztec Mystic", Murk (Oscar G & Ralph Falcon), and Magda. "Pornograph Events", Nelson's latest venture goes a step further, showcasing artists such as: Derrick May, Stacey Pullen, Bryan Zentz, DJ Rolando, Kevin Saunderson and Lee Burridge, in Miami, FL. In a Market driven by TOP 40, Hip Hop, and Mash Ups, Pornograph Events is one of the ONLY outlets for UNDERGROUND DANCE MUSIC!!
Nelson's latest partnership brings him together with a bright young prducer from Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles based Luis Rosario and Miami based Nelson Fernandez (DJ Nova), have come together to form Ds and Cs. A derivative from their heritage, Dominicans and Cubans. Both shared similar influences as Detroit Techno bridged the gap between their coasts. Both share over a decade of DJ experience crossing dance venues coast to coast. As solo production artists, they continue to push their growing sound, Ds and Cs music production however, is a mix of old school and nu school creating a unique but modern day sound. With obvious ties to Detroit, their sound digs into those influences and creates a new feel.
Selected discography Nova
Ds and Cs - Sweat No Tears EP - Black Nation Recordings
Ds and Cs - Dinner With Midi Cables EP - Black Nation Recordings
Ds and Cs - Sweat No Tears EP Remixes EP - Black Nation Recordings
Ds and Cs - Placing Ourselves Elsewhere LP - Black Nation Recordings
Android Cartel - Purple Groove (Ds and Cs Bot Smuggler Remix) - Resketched002 - Sketchbook
Tony Kasper - Come In Earth (Ds and Cs There is No Earth Remix)
Christian Smith - Indecent Exposure (DJ Nova's Desnuda Remix) - Beatport Remix Contest
Jonnie Sparko - Platano Maduro (DJ Nova Miami's Tostones Remix) - Casa Do Conde Recordings
Stacey Pullen - Sweat (DJ Nova's Sweatshop Remix) - Beatport Remix Contest
DJ Nova (Miami) - Miami Meets Detroit EP - Black Nation Recordings
DJ Nova (Miami), Ray Nicholes - Asesinos En Serie EP - Packed Music
DJ Nova (Miami), Ray Nicholes - Breakfast Club EP - Parallel 125