Niko Bellotto is a solo electronic musician and member of the electronic tango-infused band, Baires. Half-Swedish and Argentinian, Bellotto was born in Argentina and raised in both, Spain and Sweden. His career spans three decades, first introduced into the electronic field in the early 1980s as a DJ. He subtly blends a variety of styles ranging from house music, tech-house, and tango music.

Bellotto created and manages the critically acclaimed Tangent Beats record label based in Stockholm, which has released material from such notable artists as Alexi Delano, Casey Hogan, John Dahlback and HÃ¥kan Lidbo. In 2001 and 2002, he was nominated for two Grammys for his production skills in electronic music and is in demand internationally as a DJ, producer and remixer. With dozens of 12-inch singles, collaborations, and remixes to his credit many which have been released under such esteemed record labels as Defected, Plastic City, Suburbia, Loop, Route 33 as well as his own imprint, Tangent Beats.

Currently, he has put together Baires with fellow DJ and producer, Juan Fernando Maguid (also known under monikers DJ Djablo, Detonator, and Alta Fuse Collective). Baires is a 5-piece live band experimenting with electronic elements, jazz, and tango music stemming from their Argentinian roots. Their new album, Exilio was released September 2005.