Dante Spinetta

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Dante Spinetta
Dante Spinetta.jpg
Spinetta performing in Buenos Aires.
Background information
Birth name Dante Spinetta Salazar
Born (1976-12-09) December 9, 1976 (age 38)
Origin Buenos Aires, Argentina
Genres Rap
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments vocals
Years active 1991–2001 (Illya Kuryaki)
2002–present (as solist)
2011-present (Illya Kuryaki)
Labels Universal Music México
Associated acts Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas
Website http://www.dantespinetta.com/

Dante Spinetta (b. December 9, 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine singer/composer who is part of the duo Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas.


Spinetta was born on December 9, 1976; he is son of one of the most influential rock musicians of Latin America, Luis Alberto Spinetta. At the age of 14 he started recording hip hop tunes,[1] showing interest in a music style that was at the time not usual for Latin Americans.

In 2001 he married choreographer Majo Carnero and had a son, Brando de Dios and daughter Vida Uniqua.

Musical career[edit]

In 1990 Spinetta joined Emmanuel Horvilleur to form the famous hip-hop duo Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas. Together, they recorded seven albums and received several awards, including some Gold and Platinum albums.

After 10 years, the duo split and they decided to continue their careers as soloists.

His first album "Elevado" was released in 2002. The album contains 17 songs recorded in Buenos Aires and edited in Miami. The selected first single released for this album was "Donde Vas" which was launched with a promotional video clip.

In 2007 he released his second album, "El Apagón", in which he experiments with reggaeton elements added to the hip-hop and rap styles used in his previous work.

Some other artists have recorded songs with him, like Julieta Venegas (in the song "Olvídalo") and Tony Touch (in the song "El Fogueo"). He also collaborated with Venegas in the song "Primer Día".


Studio albums[edit]

  • Elevado [High] (2002)
  • El Apagón [The Blackout] (2007)
  • Pyramide (2010)


  • Donde Vas [Where are you going?] (2003)
  • En La Mía [My own way] (2007)
  • Olvidalo [Forget about it] (feat. Julieta Venegas) (2008)
  • Seas Quien Seas [Whoever you are] (2008)
  • Mostro [Monster] (2010)
  • Pa Trás [Street talk for "Going Backwards"] (feat. Residente Calle 13) (2010)
  • Pyramide (2011)
  • Gisela (2011)

Featured Singles[edit]


  1. ^ "Bio". Official website. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 

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