Stars are born, not made. This is exactly what comes to mind when we think of DJ and producer, KURA. He’s 28 years old and is already the 51st most popular DJ in the world according to DJ Mag’s Top100 2015, and is signed to the most important worldwide EDM label, Spinnin Records and with bookings managed by world renowned, Anna Agency. KURA has under his belt several releases for labels such as Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings, Oxygen/Spinnin Records, Ferry Corsten’s Flashover Recordings, Robbie Rivera’s Juicy Music, Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings, and Armin Van Buuren’s Trice/Armada Music, as well as Ultra Music, among others. 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.
By early 2012 he had caught the eye of many in the industry and was invited to join the Swiss based agency WDB Management. From then on and until today WDB Management is responsible for his management. During 2013 his releases were “Odyssey” and “Venom” through Tiger Records, the amazingly soulful “Undefeatable”, “Roll The Drum”, “Devious Behaviour” and “Bumbershoot” through Flashover Recordings. Most of these tracks reached high places in Beatport’s sales charts and “Bumbershoot” had the support of giants such as Hardwell, Axwell, Afrojack and Ferry Corsten, among others. 2014 begun with Kura at the height of his production and DJ career with two amazing distinctions: he released “Sabotage” through Trice Recordings, an Armada Music label; and he received the award for Best Portuguese DJ in Radio Nova Era’s annual awards. By mid-year he would release through Nicky Romero’s own Protocol Recordings and by October he debuts in the American giant Ultra Music with a remix for MAKJ & Lil’Jon. October also brought “Blackmail”, collaboration with American duo Halfway House, and his première on Dutch soil with the performance at Panama Amsterdam. 2014 also revealed his entrance for the first time on DJ Mag’s Top100 and in the 42nd place. It was the 5th highest direct entry of 2014 and the highest entry ever for a Portuguese speaking DJ. To end an amazing 2014 KURA released an original track, “Makhor”, through Revealed Recordings. 2015 begun with his first release through Oxygen/Spinnin Records, “Blow Out” and early April saw his second release through the Dutch major label with his vocal track, “Collide”. This release came just a week before he was awarded, for the second year in a row, Best Portuguese DJ at Radio Nova Era’s Best Of 2014 Awards. “Collide” was immediately picked up by Portugal’s most renowned Summer festival – MEO Sudoeste – as it’s soundtrack for the several TV and web spots for the festival. In 2015 Spinnin Records, the world’s leading EDM label, signs KURA in a clear signal of all the potential of the producer and DJ. He’s chosen to remix Coca-Cola’s “First Time, First Love”, the mega brand hymn and star in their #beijafelicidade campaign. “Namek” is released in July and October sees the release of “King Kong”, a massive track and collaboration with Dutch rising star, Tony Junior. And Hardwell reveals he’s collaborating with KURA, so what’s to come is nothing short of amazing. KURA is once more on DJ Mag’s Top100 and on the 61st spot in 2015. Late November KURA sees his remix of “Young Again” selected to be included in Hardwell’s “United We Are” Remix Album, adding his name to an impressive list. And 2015 is the year of Ambush Radio, KURA’s own curated radio show, premièred in November to a massive response from fans, KURA hosts a monthly live stream in his YouTube Channel. It’s also available though iTunes and several radio stations worldwide. The end of 2015 will see his release of “Kubano” through Doorn records setting yet another great label on KURA’s already long list of releases. 2016 begins with a collaboration with the one and only, Hardwell, “Calavera” will be out soon. The future is so bright he has got to wear shades!