Thursday 08/02 – IHC Presents Scuba, Machine Drum, Low Limit, Kuru

Posted: 07/01/2012 at www.IHeartComix.com

Two of our culture’s biggest artists come to Los Angeles for one night as IHeartComix presents Scuba, Machine Drum, Low Limit and Kuru on August 2nd at Los Globos. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now for only $15 so make your way to Ticketweb and grab yours today … [ BUY NOW ]

UFO!, Kuru and Flinch’s ‘Dele Que Suene’ Out Now

Posted: 06/15/2012 at www.Beatport.com

Pick up the debut single on the China Black Recordings imprint featuring two moombahton tracks by label-head UFO!, Club Muse residents Kuru, and LA dubstep star Flinch … [ BUY NOW ]

Download Futra Podcast 08 featuring Kuru

Posted: 05/07/2012 at www.Futra.tv

This Thursday, May 10th, Futra hosts the Surefire Sound Spring Tour featuring Addison Groove, Doc Daneeka and Kuru. In support of the night, Futra Podcast 08 by the Universal Architects is available for download. This stacked compilation was created with the dancefloor in mind and showcases Kuru’s Ableton prowess… [ CLICK TO DOWNLOAD ]

Dustmite & Kuru’s ‘Bare’ Out Now on Photek’s DJ-Kicks

Posted: 04/01/2012 at www.DJ-Kicks.com

Some mixes are just mixes, but some change the agenda. Rupert Parkes, aka Photek, was determined that his DJ-Kicks set would be the latter. “I wanted to create one of those classic listening experiences,” he says. “With a mix like this, you can either bang it with the most current dancefloor tunes, or you can put a theme into it” … [ BUY NOW ]


Photek & Kuru’s ‘FountainHead’ Now Available on Vinyl at Boomkat

Posted: 03/22/2012 at www.Boomkat.com

The revitalised electronica legend (Photek) primes the ground for his DJ-Kicks mix with three exclusive tracks. ‘Fountainhead’ carries a positive vibe, flushed through with strings and hovering synth chords over typically deft 2-step/Techno drum programming and pure, particle-quivering bass pressure … [ BUY NOW ]

DJ-Kicks The Exclusives w/ Photek & Kuru’s ‘FountainHead’ Out Now

Posted: 02/20/2012 at www.Beatport.com

DJ-Kicks The Exclusives compiled by Photek is out now on !K7 Records, featuring ‘Fountainhead’, the exclusive collab track with Kuru. Purchase your copy today at all major digital retail outlets, and be sure to keep an ear out for Photek’s DJ-Kicks compilation due for release in March … [ BUY NOW ]

Preview UFO! & Kuru’s remix of ‘Freak’ by Emu, Forthcoming SMOG

Posted: 01/16/2012

Welcome to our website, the new TCP/IP dimension for Kuru – The Universal Architects. To celebrate, we’re giving you a preview of our newest track to be signed to SMOG Records, a remix of Emu‘s Freak we created with San Francisco’s bass music icon, UFO!. Head to the Tracks page above to listen … [ VISIT US ON SOUNDCLOUD ]

Emu – Freak (UFO! & Kuru Remix)
[Forthcoming Smog Records]

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A. UFO!, Flinch, Kuru – Bamboo Stick
B. UFO!, Kuru, DJ Abstract – Dele Que Suene

Photek & Kuru – Fountainhead

[K7300CDX] !K7 Records (DJ-Kicks: The Exclusives)

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Daime Forca / Linius
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Krokodil Parade
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On The Radar

Upcoming Gigs


Past Gigs

Date City Event Country
03/14/12 Kuru in Austin, TX Kuru @ Kingdom United States
Time: 8:00pm Ages: 18+ Admission: FREE
Venue Address: 103 E 5th St Ste B
Details: Apparat, Photek, Kuru, DJG
03/08/12 Kuru in Hollywood, CA Respect @ Dragonfly United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $10
Venue Address: 6510 Santa Monica Blvd.
Venue Phone: 323.466.6111
Details: Atlantic Connection, Kuru
02/26/12 Kuru in Hollywood, CA Smog Sundays @ Dim Mak Studios United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $5 w/ RSVP
Venue Address: 6356 Hollywood Blvd.
Details: Juakali (Live), Dubsworth, Kuru, RudElgin
02/04/12 Kuru in Los Angeles, CA Kuru @ So Simple United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 18+ Admission: $10
Venue Address: 1336 South Grand Ave
Details: Duran Duran Duran, Xanipticon, Dev/Null, Ravetasm Posse, APX-1, Kuru, Baseck, WMX, Diskore, DJ Skull Vomit
01/25/12 Kuru in Los Angeles, CA Check Yo Ponytail @ The Echoplex United States
Time: 9:00pm Ages: 18+ Admission: SOLD OUT
Venue Address: 1822 W.Sunset Blvd
Details: Skrillex vs. 12th Planet vs. Caspa, Diplo, Franki Chan, Kuru
01/20/12 Kuru in Santa Ana, CA This is Dubstep 2012 @ The Observatory United States
Time: 9:00pm Ages: 18+ Admission: $15/$20/$25
Venue Address: 3503 S. Harbor Blvd.
Details: SMOG & Get Darker present THIS IS DUBSTEP 2012 Album Launch Party w/ BENGA, KATY B (LIVE!), DJ CRAZE, DARKSIDE, PAWN & EMU, STEADY, MC KEMST. Room 2 Hosted by Media Contender w/ THEE MIKE B, CAMO UFOS, KURU
12/04/11 Kuru in Hollywood, CA Smog Sundays @ Dim Mak Studios United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $5 w/ RSVP
Venue Address: 6356 Hollywood Blvd.
Details: DJG, Kuru, Metaphase, Pavarotti.
11/27/11 Kuru in Hollywood, CA Surefire Sound @ Bardot United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $10 Advance
Venue Address: 1737 Vine Street
Details: Surefire Sound North American Tour 2011 featuring Africa Hitech, Clicks & Whistles, JonWayne, Kuru
08/25/11 Kuru in Santa Ana, CA Let It Ring @ Malone’s United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $5
Venue Address: 604 E. Dyer Rd.
Details: Kuru at Let It Ring
08/23/11 Kuru in Los Angeles, CA Muse + Deceast @ Medusa Lounge United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $5 w/ RSVP // $10 Door
Venue Address: 3211 Beverly Blvd.
Details: Addison Groove, Kuru, Deco, Kemst
08/05/11 Kuru in Hollywood, CA Incognito @ King King United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $5 Early Bird
Venue Address: 6555 Hollywood Blvd
Details: Dustin Zahn, Kuru, Van Cliffe D aka Elli-Rose, Bryan Hustle & Bernard Thomas
08/02/11 Kuru in Hollywood, CA House of Blues Foundation Room United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: Free w/ RSVP
Venue Address: 8430 W. Sunset Blvd.
Details: DLX Album Release Party w/ Very Angry Scientist, DLX, Knyphy, Kuru, Deco, Crystal G, Kemst, Jules, LD
07/15/11 Kuru in North Hollywood Sanctum @ Blue Moon Nights United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $10
Venue Address: 4712 Lankershim Blvd.
Details: Sanctum hosts E-Sassin, Kuru, Scooba, Josh Mayhem, Knorsq and More!
07/08/11 Kuru in San Diego, CA Deep @ The Ruby Room United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+
Venue Address: 271 University Avenue
Details: Flaco, Kuru, Exec at Deep SD
05/14/11 Kuru in Los Angeles Muse+Smog @ Medusa Lounge United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $10
Venue Address: 3211 Beverly Boulevard
Details: MUSE+SMOG Present Pinch, Kuru, Ricky Def, Kemst
05/13/11 Kuru in San Francisco, CA Lights Down Low @ Som Bar United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+
Venue Address: 2925 16th Street
Details: Friday, May 13th @SomBar in San Francisco – @LightsDownLowSF w/ @dropthelime @Kozee @curedbykuru @sleazemore @EliGlad – Get on the Facebook RSVP list http://ow.ly/4NAnd
05/10/11 Kuru in San Francisco, CA Shelter @ Underground SF United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $5.00
Venue Address: 424 Haight St.
Details: Kuru heads to San Francisco for a night of Drum&Bass at Shelter on Tuesday, May 10th 2011. Also on the bill are Shadow Spirit, Lore B and Touchphonics.
05/06/11 Kuru in Hollywood, CA Control at Avalon United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 18+ Admission: $20.00
Venue Address: 1735 Vine Street
Venue Phone: (323) 462-8900
Details: Head out to Avalon on Friday, May 6th, as Kuru takes charge of the Honey Lounge for a big night at Control. Hosted by C-Town featuring Funkagenda and Anoorak in the Main Room. Full details at the website – http://www.avalonhollywood.com
02/25/11 Kuru in Los Angeles Muse + Smog Present 2562 @ Medusa Lounge United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $5 w/ RSVP // $10 Door
Venue Address: 3211 Beverly Blvd.
Details: 2562, Eezir, Kuru, Kemst
02/11/11 Kuru in Los Angeles, CA Media Contender + The Well Popup Party @ The Well United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 18+ Admission: $20
Venue Address: 3446 S. Hill St.
Details: DJ CRAZE THEE MIKE B FLINCH STAR EYES JILLIONAIRE KURU +SPECIAL GUESTS
02/04/11 Kuru in Los Angeles, CA Splice LA @ Club Good Hurt United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $10
Venue Address: 12249 Venice Boulevard
Venue Phone: (310) 390-1076
Details: Splice w/ Lukeino, Kuru, Josh Mayhem, Kaydence, Harajuku, Werd MC
12/17/10 Kuru in West Hollywood, CA Muse97 @ The Viper Room United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $10
Venue Address: 8852 West Sunset Boulevard
Venue Phone: (310) 358-1880
Details: Muse97 at The Viper Room w/ Kuru. Guests TBA.
12/11/10 Kuru in Culver City, CA Sanctuary @ Area 33 United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $10
Venue Address: 11822 Teale Street
Details: Sanctuary – Oscure (L.A.B.A., Space Island), EMU (Smog, LA), Geno Cochino (HouseholdManagement.com), Kuru (Smog, Muse, Media Contender), Eva (Broke As F**K , Supafresh Miami), Sugarpill (Daly City Records/ Muti Records), Rudelgin (Space Island, Cruz Coalition), Brion Charles (Zen Arts), Philly B (Bramble, SD), Andrew Orbit (Orbit, Kabinet Theatre), Mista Maxx (Bring It Back, Rinsed LA), Moo Tang (Tang Dynasty), Priest (Almost Famous, Space Island)
11/12/10 Kuru in San Diego, CA Loxy @ The Ruby Room United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+
Venue Address: 1271 University Ave
Details: Loxy, Kuru, Guise, Esh One, Dublg at The Ruby Room
11/05/10 Kuru in Los Angeles, CA Red Letter Selections @ The Gold Room (Vanguard) United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $10
Venue Address: 6021 Hollywood Boulevard
Details: 2 Hour Kuru Set at Red Letter Selections
09/18/10 Kuru in West Hollywood, CA Smog @ House Of Blues United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 18+ Admission: $23
Venue Address: 8430 Sunset Blvd.
Venue Phone: (323) 848-5100
Details: KURU in the Media Contender Room for Smog. Full lineup includes DUB POLICE, EMALKAY, THE OTHERS, MATTY G, ROD AZLAN, CRAZY D, PABLO HASSAN, EMU, TONY K, + SPECIAL GUEST!
09/10/10 Kuru in West Hollywood, CA Muse96 @ The Viper Room United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $10 w/ RSVP, $15 w/o
Venue Address: 8852 West Sunset Boulevard
Venue Phone: (310) 358-1880‎
Details: Muse96 @ The Viper Room w/ Drumcell, Pablo Hassan, Kuru, Kemst, Jo-S, Calculon. RSVP – http://app.championsound.com/clubmuse/events/muse96 – Free Before 10:30, $10 All Night, $15 Door w/o
07/23/10 Kuru in Los Angeles, CA Muse @ Temporary Spaces 3 United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $10
Venue Address: 5221 Hollywood Blvd.
Details: Kuru at Muse w/ Acid Circus, UFO!
06/20/10 Kuru in Los Angeles, CA I Love LA @ The Proud Bird United States
Time: 2:00pm Ages: 18+ Admission: $15
Venue Address: 11022 Aviation Blvd.
Venue Phone: (310) 670-3093
Details: Kuru and 60+ Artists at I Love LA LAX Edition
04/23/10 Kuru in Los Angeles, CA Muse + Smog @ Temporary Spaces 2 United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $10
Venue Address: 4658 Melrose Ave.
Details: Muse + Smog Present DJG, Kuru, Deco and Kemst
03/21/10 Kuru in Hollywood, CA EM Sundays @ Joseph’s United States
Time: 6:00pm Ages: 21+
Venue Address: 1775 N. Ivar
Details: Kuru at EM Sundays
02/26/10 Kuru in Los Angeles, CA Bass Lounge VIP @ Conga Room United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+
Venue Address: 800 West Olympic Boulevard
Venue Phone: (213) 745-0162
Details: Kuru at Bass Lounge VIP. Leave a comment on the post for FREE admittance!
02/10/10 Kuru in Culver CIty, CA Speakeasy @ Secret Location United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: FREE w/ Invite
Details: Kuru at Speakeasy for Richard Priest’s Dirty Thirty.
01/29/10 Kuru in Los Angeles, CA Muse @ Stone Bar United States
Time: 9:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $10 Before 12, $15 After
Venue Address: 5221 Hollywood Blvd.
Venue Phone: (323) 466-6061
Details: Kuru at Muse w/ John Tejada – RSVP at the website for Free Before 10, $5 ‘Til 11 – http://www.clubmuse.fm
01/24/10 Kuru in Hollywood, CA EM Sundays @ Joseph’s United States
Time: 4:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $10, $5 w/ Facebook RSVP
Venue Address: 1775 N. Ivar
Details: Kuru at EM Sundays – RSVP at Facebook for $5 Admission – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=286806395311
01/13/10 Kuru in Worldwide Web Respect Drum & Bass Radio @ Kunninmindz.com United States
Time: 8:00pm Ages: All Ages Admission: Free Internet Radio
Details: Kuru on Respect Drum & Bass Radio
12/12/09 Kuru in San Diego, CA Neon Dragon @ Kava Lounge United States
Ages: 21+ Admission: Free Before 10:30, $5 After
Venue Address: 2812 Kettner Blvd
Venue Phone: (619) 543-0933
Details: Kuru at Neon Dragon in San Diego
12/03/09 Kuru in Hollywood, CA Respect @ Dragonfly United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: 21+ Admission: $10
Venue Address: 6510 Santa Monica Blvd.
Venue Phone: 323.466.6111
Details: Kuru at Respect
10/10/09 Kuru in Tarzana Timeless @ The Little Rock United States
Time: 10:00pm Admission: $5 Before 11
Venue Address: 5507 Reseda Blvd.
Details: Kuru at Timeless
10/10/09 Kuru in Los Angeles Radiobomb on KPFK 90.7FM United States
Time: 3:00am Ages: All Ages Admission: Free Radio
Venue Phone: 818-985-5735
Details: Kuru on KPFK 90.7FM’s Radiobomb
09/21/09 Kuru in Amsterdam Cheeky Monday @ Winston Kingdom Netherlands
Time: 10:00pm Admission: €7
Venue Address: Warmoesstraat 131
Details: Kuru at Cheeky Monday
07/04/09 Kuru in Los Angeles Dynamite D&B @ Downtown Warehouse United States
Time: 10:00pm Admission: $5
Details: Kuru at Dynamite D&B
06/12/09 Kuru in San Bernardino Elektroklub @ The Hudson United States
Time: 10:00pm Ages: All Ages Admission: $5
Venue Address: 295 E. Caroline
Details: Kuru at Elektroklub
05/27/09 Kuru in Hollywood, CA Innovate @ The Dragonfly United States
Time: 10:00pm Admission: $10
Venue Address: 6510 Santa Monica Blvd.
Details: Kuru at Innovate
05/09/09 Kuru in San Bernardino Audiotisitc @ NOS Events Center United States
Ages: All Ages Admission: $25 Presale
Venue Address: 689 South E Street
Details: Kuru in the Audiotistic VIP Area
03/19/09 Kuru in Ocean Beach Waxworks @ Dreamstreet United States
Ages: 21+ Admission: $5
Venue Address: 2228 Bacon Street
Details: Kuru Ableton Live Set at Waxworks
03/06/09 Kuru in Hollywood House @ Boardner’s United States
Ages: 21+ Admission: $10
Venue Address: 1652 N. Cherokee
Details: Kuru at Club House
02/28/09 Kuru in San Bernardino Sin City Massive @ The Hudson/Gotham United States
Ages: All Ages Admission: $20 Presale
Venue Address: 295 E. Caroline St
Venue Phone: 1-800-948-8192
Details: Kuru at Sin City Massive
01/09/09 Kuru in Los Angeles Rinsed LA @ DTLA Warehouse United States
Ages: 18+ Admission: $15
Venue Phone: 213-992-0404
Details: Kuru at Rinsed LA
12/06/08 Kuru in Santa Ana Trust @ Proof Bar United States
Ages: 21+ Admission: Free
Venue Address: 215 N. Broadway
Details: Kuru at Trust (Heart & Soul for Nick Dirty’s Birthday)

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The idea is simple. Long time collaborators Ryan Origin and Jeffrey Francis Tovar wanted to change the way they were participating in music, so the KURU project was born. Combining elements of bass, techno, and progressive dance music, KURU rocks dancefloors & captivates audiences with their unique brand of left-leaning sonics. Busy in the studio since 2008, their collaborations and original music have found their way onto some of the most seminal imprints in dance music today, with exponential growth on the horizon. On stage, their live performances cover ground untouched by others; dual-laptops with synced visuals by Brian Markman create the perfect conditions to get lost in the worlds they design. Kuru are the Universal Architects, crafting alternate possibilities for all to explore.

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Ryan Origin

From his initial 4-track techno-sampling experiments as a 12 year old, to crafting Kuru's blistering landscapes of bass, Ryan has always been involved with what's next in electronic music. Active in the Los Angeles underground since the 20th Century, his DJ sets and dance events have opened minds and filled floors of every size. A distinct and twisted ear for production eventually garnered releases on imprints like Interscope, Argon, Nervous Records, C.I.A., Project Fifty One, SMOG and now Frite Nite and !K7. Today, acting as engineer for Kuru, he hopes to elicit feelings that echo his own experiences in rave culture. Hardcore will never die.

Jeffrey Francis Tovar

Whether through design or music, Jeff Tovar (aka DIV)'s work is always emotive, energetic, startlingly beautiful, and purposefully rooted in some type of future. Since the mid '90s, his sets have brought a sense of lush, biting texture to the Los Angeles Underground, and his no-compromise aesthetic remains the driving force behind both Kuru and Club MUSE. Nearing its 100th edition since launching in 2001, MUSE has hosted artists critical to modern dance music such as John Tejada, Photek, Addison Groove, Pinch, 2562, ASC, and Gridlok, among others. In 2011, MUSE's co-promotions with SMOG and DECEAST have provided the cutting edge of bass to a city ready to embrace the new. Professionally, Jeff's effort with entities such as 12th Planet, Droid Behavior, SMOG, Iheartcomix and as Partner and Art Director at Media Contender, displays that he can create compelling content, no matter the medium.

The idea is simple. Long time collaborators Ryan Origin and Jeffrey Francis Tovar wanted to change the way they were participating in music, so the KURU project was born. Combining elements of bass, techno, and progressive dance music, KURU rocks dancefloors & synapses with their unique brand of left-leaning sonics. Busy in the studio since 2008, their collaborations and original music have found their way onto some of the most seminal imprints in dance music today, with exponential growth on the horizon. On stage, their live performances cover ground untouched by others; dual-laptops with synced visuals create the perfect conditions to get lost in the worlds they design. Kuru are the Universal Architects, crafting alternate possibilities for all to explore.

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