KURA's Exclusive Mix

Feb 08, 2018
KURA's Exclusive Mix
 
KURA is fan favorite on 1001 and we are thrilled to have him on board with his Exclusive Mix. A recent participant on the Hardwell On Air 350 celebrations, he’s just released his Olly James collab “Fuego” on Revealed Recordings and 2018 is shaping up to be a massive year for the Portuguese star. He’s got some massive IDs and an insane energy, and his Mix and Interview are a testament to both. Enjoy a look inside his production workflow, latest release, and big plans for 2018!
 
 
 
How did you approach your mix and how does your track selection compare to a current club set of yours?
The only big difference is that when I play live I tend to include many more mashups and the mixing is quicker so that I can fit more tracks into a set! But the essence is there: energy!

Can you highlight three tracks that have been killing it in your live sets recently and why they stand out to you?
Garmiani – “Fogo.” Just a great club track with a cool groove, works everywhere.
 
Axwell /\ Ingrosso – “How Do You Feel Right Now.” Amazing vibe, high level production and great energy.

KURA X Mr Black – “ID.” This is a new collab we are already testing on the road, it just destroys every set!

We’re quite surprised that you and Olly James had never worked together before! What brought you guys together on “Fuego”?
It’s true, a lot of people wanted that collab, and personally I did too! But we had to find that crazy idea first. Our styles combine great together and our goal was to create the ultimate club banger!

Can you tell us a little about your approach to the production process?
Normally I think of a concept, or what I want to do with the track, and after I have a clear idea I go into the studio and start laying it down. After four or five sessions I’ll have a pretty good draft to test on the road! After playing a couple of shows, I always go back to the studio and add or remove stuff. After that it’s mixing stages, which also can take a bit of time for testing on the road. The final stage is mastering, but at that point everything already needs to be perfect!
 

How have you been using the track in your sets and what’s the reception been like?
It's insane. I play it every set and even I was surprised when I first played it! The power is just insane! I was blown away by the punch of the kick, the whole track just hits you in the face!
 
You’ve become quite a prominent piece of the Revealed family, continually releasing quality tracks, collabing with HARDWELL, mixing The Sound Of Revealed Vol. 2 at the end of last year, playing Revealed events and more! What do you like most about working with Robbert and the Revealed team?
I love the Revealed team, they are very dedicated to music and to finding new talent. They’ve built something really amazing that they are going to be proud of forever. People don't realize the amount of work and years of dedication needed to elevate a brand to this level! Robbert is just a work freak, I don't know how he does it. People don't know he actually masters almost every single that is featured on the label, and we all know his touring schedule and studio schedule – he's out of this world really!
 

“Thunder” is another ID track of yours getting a lot of attention, so what can you share with us about the plans for that track?
Yes, I’m super happy about the feedback, I hope I can release that beast soon! Every track I post has comments asking about “Thunder”!

How is the rest of your year shaping up? We saw in a recent interview that you mentioned some really big events lining up...
Yes, so excited for this year, big things are coming, a lot of big festivals already lined up, and a lot of exciting music to come with a new approach to my sound!

What are two goals that you are hoping to achieve this year?
Playing more festivals, meeting more fans, and enjoying life with music always! 
 
You can buy or stream your copy of “Fuego” on your platform of choice today!
 
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Full tracklist info available at KURA - 1001Tracklists Exclusive Mix 2018-02-08
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Rowen Reecks ft. Dwight Steven - I Wanna Sex You Up [SPINNIN']
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02
2:30
Madison Mars - Magneto [MUSICAL FREEDOM]
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03
5:35
Hardwell & KURA - Calavera [REVEALED]
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222x 5x 3x
04
8:35
KURA - Loki [REVEALED]
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65x 1x 3x
05
12:05
KURA & Syzz vs. Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Calcutta (KURA Edit)
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KURA & Syzz - Calcutta [REVEALED]
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Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger [VIRGIN]
434x 1x 1x
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15:05
KURA - Tora [SPINNIN']
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18:35
KURA - Bangalore [REVEALED]
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21:48
Tony Junior & KURA ft. Jimmy Clash - Walk Away [MUSICAL FREEDOM]
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09
25:04
Hardwell ft. Chris Jones - Young Again (KURA Remix) [REVEALED]
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10
28:50
KURA ft. Sarah Mount - Collide [OXYGEN (SPINNIN')]
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32:48
Jimmy Clash & Vanto ft. Oumnia - Golden Skies [REVEALED]
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12
35:53
KURA & ANGEMI ft. Luciana - On Your Side [SMASH THE HOUSE]
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28x 1x 1x
13
39:11
KURA - Sedated [SPINNIN' PREMIUM]
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41:50
Julian Calor ft. Maggie Szabo - Run Away [MUSICAL FREEDOM]
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15
45:35
HIDDN & RIVERO - Shadow [MUSICAL FREEDOM]
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31x 1x 1x
16
48:27
VINAI - Parade [SPINNIN']
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20x 2x 1x
17
51:06
Hardwell & KURA ft. Anthony B - Police (You Ain't Ready) [REVEALED]
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54:17
KURA ft. Melody Noel - Paper Roses [SPINNIN']
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