While technology might have made it easier to become a DJ, few are able to connect with their audience quite like DJ KUYA. With almost thirty years experience and three Victorian DMC State titles (1998-2000) and earning the Australian ITF DJ title in 1999, it seems DJ KUYA has done it all.
DJ KUYA has been in demand for a huge variety, including supports for PUBLIC ENEMY, DJ KRUSH, GASLAMP KILLER, LYRICS BORN, DJ CRAZE, JNERIO JAREL and many more. KUYA is also a regular on the Australian music festival circuit and is sought after for remix and production work. Past projects and clients have included ROYAL ELASTICS, N’FA and THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS. In September 2011 KUYA was asked to play a set for owner and art connoisseur DAVID WALSH at MONA for his 50th Birthday, renown for wowing the crowd with his technical ability and wide-ranging musical taste.
Using Traktor Scratch Pro, Maschine, and Ableton Live, KUYA is furthering his DJ abilities by working on an all-new set that balances his turntable prowess, original compositions with the spontaneity of a live performance.
Not content with his achievements, KUYA is on the verge of releasing his first EP under his producer alter ego, GRUMPY UNCLE. His first underground release Vanilla Papers already on ones-to-watch lists and has caught the attention of notorious beat-authorities including MARK PRITCHARD and ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE.
From rockin’ parties to winning DJ competitions he has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s most innovative and original DJs.
Photo by Renee Stamatis
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