Rui Da Silva is one of Portugal’s greatest exports. The DJ, producer and songwriter is synonymous with pure electronic dance music and has been ever since he burst onto the scene in 2000 with his iconic single, ‘Touch Me.’ The track took the world by storm in monumental proportions, and held the #1 chart position in several countries including the UK, Portugal and Greece. Since then, Da Silva has arisen to international fame, being dubbed one of the best tribal and progressive-house producers in the world. Traveling the globe to destinations as far-flung as Dubai, Colombia, Albania, Australia, Singapore, Germany, Greece and the US, Da Silva has had the pleasure of spinning at nightclubs and festivals internationally, including Space (Ibiza), Ushuaia (Ibiza), Ministry Of Sound (UK), Rock In Rio (Portugal) and Exit Festival (Serbia), among others.
Rui Da Silva began his DJ career at the age of 12, playing for friends and experimenting with sounds and by 1992 he had created his own record label, Kaos Records, as well as having formed the legendary group, Underground Sound of Lisbon, one of the most influential electronic music bands in Portugal today. Underground Sound of Lisbon’s inaugural release, ‘So Get Up,’ reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Dance Chart in 1994, in addition to climbing various other dance music charts. Rui has also formed his own Kismet Records, has remixed everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Yoko Ono and is still very much on top of his game.