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HIIO are the new elements of house. An exhilarating collaborative partnership of South America’s two most exciting and talented DJ/producers – Argentina’s Nico Hamuy and Colombia’s Ortzy.

Studio based full time in Buenos Aires, HIIO are already letting loose with their engaging, full Throttle & emotive progressive house rockets. Their brilliant inaugural release took-off in mid 2012 with a heart-starting remix of Chuckies ‘Who Is Ready To Jump’ and continue to work with him on new projects. ‘Lose Control’ also hit it big and with the support of Roger Sanchez amongst other major players in the international scene. All in all the new South American powerhouse HIIO are grabbing the attention of the international dance community at the speed of sound.

Ortzy is Colombian born and raised. Nico Hamuy has called Buenos Aires home his whole life. However as Buenos Aires is fast becoming a mecca of music, it’s no wonder in late 2011 Ortzy relocated and now works full time in the studio on their collaborative partnership – HIIO. Buenos Aires is home to one of the world’s top festivals (Creamfields) and clubs (State). Ortzy says ‘ I really felt the need to step out of the spotlight and focus on the essence of what Nico and I are trying to do with HIIO. Buenos Aires is the place for this. It’s fresh, it’s new, it’s one of those inspirational places where the music just flows out of your head. It’s me now. It’s HIIO.’

And of course, both Nico Hamuy and Ortzy are already stand-alone internationally-recognized artists. Between them, they have more than 20 tracks in the Beatport Top 100 and are regularly on tour with David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Erick Morillo, Tiesto and the list goes on. When they’re not in the studio they’re on the road with shows that span across the United States and through all South America. And With residencies at the most prestigious clubs in the South East America – Madame in Punta Del Este and Crobar Buenos Aires to name a few, it’s fair to say both these guns already show the fire that’s putting them in the international spotlight.

Nico reflects a sentiment shared by most South American artists ‘People who aren’t from here, don’t really gauge just how difficult it is for South American’s to break and make it internationally. It’s literally a jungle down here and we’re just happy that both Ortzy and I are already getting some global recognition. It’s what drives us to work hard, get to the parties and make people go crazy for our music.’ The focus for HIIO is now in the studio making the magic that’s already sent waves rippling across the Atlantic as far afield as Europe. Chuckie has embraced their potential, working with them on a string of tracks and remixes in 2012. But it won’t be long before we all get to see the magic live and on a stage near you soon as HIIO blasting across the Americas for their first official tour late in 2012, followed by Europe in the north Summer of 2013