Hazem Beltagui was born in Alexandria, Egypt on the 6th of August 1988. He was only 10 when he first fell in love with Dance music and as he grew older he got more into Rock and Metal. In 2008, Hazem started listening again to dance music, mostly Trance as he was inspired by the tunes of Djs and producers like Tiesto,paul van dyk,andy moor,above and beyond,etc.Then, after listening to Deadmau5 and Kaskade’s Move For Me, he madly enjoyed it and started listening to Progressive-House tracks of Deejays like Sasha, Moonbeam, Deadmau5, Steve Angello, John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo and many more.after spending a lot of time listening to the latest progressive house records, He decided he would start producing some tracks,so he got a copy of ableton live,a midi keyboard and he spent lots of time trying to figure out the music production tehniques and crafting his own sound and style and he actually produced some sample based music and his friends told him that he was was really talented in that, so he got deeper in it and made his first original track “Sharm”,which granted him a place on boltongroove records.
Not too long after releasing sharm and thinking about her and purple night,which was made in collaboration with axel lecoste, under his real name “hazem beltagui”,hazem decided he needed a new moniker under which he would produce and release progressive tracks with bigroom influences and so “NINO ALVAREZ” was born and his first production under this new alias “always and forever” recieved support from some of the biggest djs on the globe,so he decided he would work on new “nino alvarez” material!!!!
His dj sets and productions are melody driven,with some techy and trancey influences.