Words by Carolyn Fernandez
Nina Las Vegas has become a staple figure for Triple J, and has made House Party on Saturday nights a household name. Not only has she produced acclaimed sets alongside international acts like Diplo and Skrillex, but she also helped launch the careers of landmark Australian artists, such as Flume and Alison Wonderland, who have gone on to massive international recognition.
After over 10 years of dedicated service, Nina has announced she will be leaving the station to begin a new adventure in the US, focusing on her career as an internationally renowned DJ and producer. Next week Nina is set to launch her own record label, NLV Records, revealing on Facebook that she has been working hard on this project.
Whilst the news of her departure has left Triple J and her fans heartbroken, Nina says her passion hasn’t changed: “it’s just evolving,” she wrote. Owing much of her future success to her longstanding position at the radio station, and she thanked Triple J in a statement regarding her departure:
“For the past decade triple j, the Australian club scene, supporting local artists and pioneering new electronic music has been my life. I walked into triple j as a work experience kid at 19 and literally worked every job right up until House Party and Mix Up Exclusives. Thank you to triple j for the incredible experience and especially to the triple j listeners for listening to my first triple j mixtapes, calling in to House Party, coming to House Party gigs and texting in when I play something crazy on Mix Up Exclusives.”
Nina is set to perform her final Mix Up Exclusives Show on Saturday 24 October, 9pm, featuring some of her favourite artists and biggest names. Listen to Nina Las Vegas and Swick – Pool Girls below:
— Nina Las Vegas (@ninalasvegas) October 15, 2015