Quintino is the musical alias of Dutch EDM/progressive house producer and DJ Quinten van den Berg, whose ecstatic club anthems have become staples of dance music festivals as well as the Dutch pop charts. Born in Den Helder, the Netherlands in 1985, Quintino began DJ'ing while a student in high school. Picking up gigs at local clubs, the 18-year-old DJ caught the attention of Laidback Luke, who soon mentored the aspiring artist. Quintino began producing tracks and remixes in 2007, as well as becoming involved with popular Dutch dance event Nope Is Dope, for which he began producing mix CDs.
In 2008, Quintino produced a trap remix of "Rap das Armas," Brazilian rap duo Cidinho & Doca's cover of an early-'90s funk carioca song originally performed by Junior e Leonardo. Quintino's remix hit number one on the Dutch pop charts in early 2009, and the producer began releasing his own singles, with releases appearing on Spinnin' Records, Rodeo Media, and his own SupersoniQ label. Two collaborations with Dutch house artist Mitch Crown, "Heaven" (2009) and "You Can't Deny" (2010), both hit the Top 30 of the Dutch singles chart. Quintino collaborated with Afrojack on a few tracks in 2011, including "Selecta," which was also a hit.
Quintino scored another number one hit on the Dutch charts with "Epic," a collaboration with Sandro Silva released on Tiësto's Musical Freedom label in late 2011. Follow-up single "We Gonna Rock" appeared on the same label in early 2012, while tracks appeared on Afrojack's Wall Recordings and other labels. Other charting singles included "Circuits" (with Moti, 2012), "Dynamite" (with Moti and Taylr Renee, 2013), and "Escape (Into the Sunset)" (with UNA, 2015). By 2015, Quintino's touring schedule was restless, exceeding 200 gigs a year across the globe, and DJ Mag included him in their Top 100 DJs list in both 2014 and 2015. ~ Paul Simpson
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