Producer, DJ, record label boss and musical innovator.
Rui Da Silva is an electronic music producer. He runs Kismet Records, his own, successful, independent music label.
2001 saw his music leap from club to radio when his song ‘Touch Me’ became an international number one single. Today he continues to produce club tracks and experimental electronic music, as he puts it, “trying to change the sound and evolve as staying still gets me bored”. He has recently produced and written with Queen of Hearts, Tamra Keenan, AniMal, Ruby Goe, Aggro Santos and Ayah Marah. He has a forthcoming single with Walden featuring Penny Foster, which is due to be released in the fall of 2013 on Big Beat/Atlantic. Recent remixes include the Alexandra Burke single ‘Let it go’, Chris Willis forthcoming single ‘Rock DJ Superstar’ and Rock band Thousand Foot Crutch ‘Courtesy Call’. His remix of ‘New Times’ by DJ Wild with the prolific Clive Henry received critical acclaim and was made record of the week in the DMC magazine during September 2012. His new project with Clive Henry under the name disCHoRDs is also set to kick off in 2013.
And the future? More production of course he says; “If I don’t do music I feel agitated. Trying to learn a little bit more. Making music is like cooking, you must plan it, and you need to source the right ingredients. But if you cook all the time you can start experimenting. The best part of the creative process comes from mistakes but to make a track you must also be organised, it’s the pull between these two poles that makes a great song!”