KURA is currently one of the most hyped DJ and producers worldwide. Signed to the most important EDM label on the planet, Spinnin Records. He’s placed on the 39th position on DJ Mag’s Top100 2018 and WDB Management guarantees his career management. His bookings for Asia & America are assured by United Talent.
KURA has under his belt several releases for labels such as Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings, Spinnin Records, Tiesto’s Musical Freedom, Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings, Afrojack’sWall Recordings, and Armin Van Buuren’s Trice/Armada Music, as well as Ultra Music, and Smash The House, among others, and lots more are on the way.
Add to this his remarkable charisma and talents on a DJ booth and you have the key ingredients to make it in today’s
competitive and worldwide Electronic scene. It’s rather curious for a DJ names Hardwell, Axwell, Nicky Romero, and Alesso as his main references when it comes to music production to have been introduced to dance music through Carl Cox’s Fact 2 compilation. KURA was 11 years old when a classmate’s Walkman playing “Fact 2” captured his attention. This was the first electronic dance music CD bought by KURA, and the dance music expedition began. By the early 2000s, he started going out to clubs and his attention grew sonically to the disco filtered French touch of Martin Solveig, Modjo, Black Legend, and of course, to the big beat of his all-time musical heroes, Daft Punk.
Growing up with such musical diversity had a long and withstanding effect on Kura: he loves music whether it’s underground or commercial, as long as it’s good and strong, he’ll surely and happily play it. The high school’s radio station was just one step ahead and that’s where Kura began to select records and play them for an audience.
Where are you from? I’m from Portugal
When did you start making music? around 2009
How do you describe your music? energetic and groovy
Favorite moment from your career?
Who is your biggest musical inspiration? Tiesto & Hardwell
What is your producing software? logic x
What other things do you do besides making music? gaming, gym
What is your favorite track of all time? DJ Rolando – knights of jaguar
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What is your best-producing tip? less is more
Why did you start making music? I felt the need to make unique edits for my sets, I had so many ideas but I didn’t know how to put them in place, that’s why I started to learn how to produce music on my own
What are your upcoming gigs? I’m doing a couple of festivals in Europe, and after I’m heading to China for another festival, the summer is looking very very busy already.
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What are your goals for the future? I want to a solo world tour, venus only and bring with me talented artists to push them also
What advice can you give for the young music producers/DJs: if music is what you love, go for it, it might take a lot of time to get to where you want, but in the end, it will be worth it