It’s a sad, sad day in Australia. Nina Las Vegas, one of the most prolific tastemakers at Australia’s triple j Radio, announced today that she’s parting ways with the station after her show next Saturday, October 24th. Nina put in over ten years at the station to bring the country the very best in dance music with her Saturday Night show House Party, which expanded into a CD and club tour during her tenure. After House Party, Nina Las Vegas became the host of the infamous triple j Mix Up Exclusives which featured mixes from essentially every major player in dance music from Skrillex to Madeon, and more.
— Nina Las Vegas (@ninalasvegas) October 15, 2015
Though she’ll be leaving triple j, it’s not without good reason. Nina Las Vegas is making a permanent move stateside to launch NLV Records and focus on her career as a DJ/producer. It’s a fitting transition for her, as she helped launch the careers of many Australians like Alison Wonderland and some guy named Flume.
“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 Las Vegas
NLV will announce the first round of signings next week (one of which is her own), and triple j will air a “Best Of” series for the rest of the year, before the program returns with a new host in 2016.