Spinetta performing in Buenos Aires.
|Birth name||Dante Spinetta Salazar|
|Born||December 9, 1976|
|Origin||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|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|
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, showing interest in a music style that was at the time not usual for Latin Americans.
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.
- 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)
- Primer Día [First day] (collaborated with Julieta Venegas) (2006)