After his latest release, ‘Like A Boss’, for Musical Freedom, KURA returned to his editorial home, Spinnin Records with “Nothing Else Matters”.
KURA spoke to us about “Nothing Else Matters”, the most important qualities of a DJ, and who is the best DJ in the world!
T.H.E – Hey KURA, welcome to T.H.E – Music Essentials! How has 2019 kicked off for you?
KURA – Thank you for having me, 2019 started off great, a lot of studio work and the release of my new song nothing else matters that is doing amazing everywhere.
T.H.E – Your new single on Spinnin’ Records – Nothing Else Matters, is amazing! How long was it in the works?
KURA – Roughly about 1 month, the whole idea was just a few hours but it took me longer to perfect everything and also to find the right vocal.
T.H.E – Let’s talk about your musical background. When you started off, you were drawn to both, the commercial and the underground sounds. Do we see you ever experimenting, and produce underground songs?
KURA – Initially, I was more of tech house enthusiast but later I guess my sound has evolved to a more mainstream state, the thing is I like all the genres in electronic music, so I don’t like to limit myself to only one road.
T.H.E – Big-room has been your forte ever since you started producing. What is it about the big-room genre that appeals the most to you, and why?
KURA – The energy, the drops, the unpredictability of the sound, plus it makes the crowd go completely wild.
T.H.E – You received support from industry heavyweights quite early in your career. How important was it, and does it have an impact on how you mentor the upcoming producers in today’s day and age?
KURA – For sure, I’ve been blessed to have the support of the majority of the top DJ’s in this industry, and I make the effort to support the up and coming talent out there, This is a pretty tough market and I know the struggle.
T.H.E – You also gave a masterclass in production at ADE 2018. What do you feel are the biggest challenges faced by today’s generation of producers, and how can they tackle it?
KURA – Direction, the problem nowadays is people tend to copy others work and it won’t take you far, you have to “build” your fingerprint in order to be unique and relevant.
T.H.E – How was 2018 on the DJing front? According to you, what is the most important quality of a DJ while playing, and who do you feel is the best DJ in the world?
KURA – 2018 was about knowing how to adapt to change, electronic music is changing a lot and those who didn’t adapt suffered a bit. The best DJ in the world for me is Tiesto, the most consistent DJ of all time, he is always keeping up the younger generation, promoting new talent and making our scene grow.
T.H.E – What can you tell us about your plans for 2019?
KURA – I have a ton of new music to release, my new fingerprint. It’s very unique and I think people will be surprised. Other than my releases I’m also going to keep touring the world and set new challenges for my music videos.
T.H.E – Thanks, KURA!