Rúben de Almeida or Kura the Portuguese electro house music DJ and producer is no stranger at the top festivals across the world including Tomorrowland and Ultra. Kura closed out 2017 strong with the release his track ‘Skank’ on Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings and ranked 48 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 poll. He also notably premiered two music master classes as part Amsterdam Dance Event 2017, as well as playing alongside the likes Don Diablo and . He recently went Behind the Beat for an interview to discuss some recent projects and his success in dance music.
OTB: What advice do you have for an aspiring DJ that is trying to get a shot in the industry? K: Make a lot music, quality content. Be real, be ready! OTB: Where do you see the dance music industry going in the next five years? New technology? Changes? K: I don’t really know about the tech part because there’s new stuff every day. Will it be useful or imperative in a DJ set? Probably not, because we have all this new digital tech available and there’s still people mixing with vinyl, so it’s very relative. OTB: What is the top personal milestone in your music career so far? K: I’ve had some I’m really proud . Getting to #1 on Beatport is one them, and on top it in a collaboration with Hardwell, “”. Hardwell is one my biggest inspirations in music production and DJing. Being #8 Best Big Room Producer on Beatport’s Best , and being on DJ Mag’s Top 100 for the past four years, and reaching the top 50 on three those years have all been big moments for me. OTB: Outside producing and Djing, what are your other interests and hobbies? K: I’m a big FIFA fan so when I’m not in the studio I’m playing FIFA. OTB: What can we expect from you in the new year any big releases, collaborations, shows? K: I’m so excited for next year, there’s some events I can’t really talk about just yet, but they are massive! Looking forward to 2018.
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