About Kuren

Sitting at the forefront of new wave production comes the beyond-his-years enigma that is Kuren– the moniker of 17 year old self-taught producer, Curtis Kennedy. Hailing from Hillston in rural NSW, with a population of little over 1500, Kuren’s suburban life saw him spending hours honing his craft, unintentionally perfecting the art of emotional downbeat electronica as can be heard on his offering, ‘It Still Hurts’. 

Drawing influence from progressive Australian beat makers such as Ta-ku, ‘It Still Hurts’ is an unrelenting flurry of footwork rhythms and trappy percussions peppered with reverb soaked vocal cuts, the overarching sentiment that echoes is the isolation of suburban life, coupled with the youthful sting of having your heart broken.

What started from a YouTube tutorial and a free trial of FL studio, quickly fueled aspirations of fostering his own unique style of electronica that captures the emotions and stories that are familiar to each of us, placing emphasis on the belief “Don’t grieve, things always come around in another form” – Rumi.

Amassing a cult following on the blogosphere and racking an impressive 75k plays on his SoundCloud, Kuren was featured in triple j Unearthed’s 2015 ‘5 New Indigenous Artists You Need To Hear’ and selected to team up with fellow spotlight artist DENNI to produce the Unearthed collaboration ‘Wolves’ (a rework of Kuren’s track ‘Achilles’) in celebration of NAIDOCweek.