Nino Anthony, dj/producer and label owner of Portamento Records has always had a love and passion for music of all genres. Growing up a child of the 80s and 90s he soaked up the wide variety of music that was present in those eras. He listened to everything from classic rock, new wave, & punk to hip hop, reggae, R & B, to glam rock, grunge and heavy metal.
Ninos early house interests were rooted in deep-soulful & funky house from the likes of Masters at Work, Louie Vega, Tony Humphries, Dennis Ferrer, Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez, Derrick Carter, Marques Wyatt, Mark Farina, & Miguel Migs to name a few. From there his sound began to evolve into the more filtered hard house style and names like CZR, Bad Boy Bill, Richard Vission, Hatiras, Dj Dan, Donald Glaude, & Carl Cox became some his favorite djs and producers. He then found tribal and progressive house and started soaking up music that was being put out by Danny Tenaglia, John Digweed, Superchumbo, The Scumfrog, Steve Lawler, Deep Dish, D. Ramirez, Steve Porter, Timo Maas & Martin H.
Today, Nino incorporates a wide variety of genres in his dj sets. A mixture of groovin house, big room vocal house, electro house, acid house, and tech house; to tribal house and progressive house and even some minimal techno.
In late 2005, he started his own indie label, Portamento Records, with his good friend and fellow dj/producer David Farlow. The label focuses on the dirrrty side of house and covers everything from dirrrty electro house to tech house to groovin progressive house to big room vocal house. Releases are available worldwide on all major mp3 download sites. With tracks and remixes released by established artists such as Alex Kenji, Emjae, Granite & Phunk, Christian Hoff, Angel Anx & Aleksij, Boy 8-Bit, & Sara Galli; as well as some great releases from resh new artists like Yoshie Chandler, Manuel de la Mare, Will Bailey, Digital Filth, Vale & Timo, Lele Cecchini, Ian Round, Michael Quinn, ZXX, Skinny Kidz & Zee-La, Portamento is well under way to becoming a dominant and well respected force in the underground house scene.
Recently, Nino has branched out a bit from Portamento and and just had his first major release signed to one of the biggest and most respected house music labels in the world, Subliminal Records. The track, "Welcome To The Funk Shop" is a collaboration project with Jorge Jaramillo (Who da Funk). Further, Nino has 2 remixes out with U.S. based Curvve Recordings for X-1 & Emjae, 1 remix for Jorge Jaramillo on Lectro Chick Recordings, and 1 remix out soon for Treat Brothers called "Tears". Stay tuned for many more releases from Nino in the future as this young producer is only getting started.