Rui Maia, the ‘hands’ behind the Mirror People, grew up in Porto, Portugal. He started to play drums & guitar at 6, seduced by the sounds of Joy Division, Love & Rockets and David Bowie. A decade later he bought his first synthesizer and found new heroes - Air, Stereolab & Add n to (X). Following the release of X-Wife’s debut record - where Rui plays synthesizers & electronics, he decided to develop his DJ & studio production skills.In 2009 Rui started releasing under his own name. ‘Cantonese Man’ 12” was out on London’s Untracked Recordings & ‘Mirror People’ EP on Optimus Discos.Later in the year Rui’s collaboration with Social Disco Club resulted on the acclaimed 12” ‘The Way You Move’. The record was out on Bear Funk Records with DiskJokke & Greg Wilson Remixes.In 2010, influenced by Italians do It Better, DFA & Factory Records, Rui formed his latest project - Mirror People. More Disco-House oriented dance music, the Mirror People released ‘Echo Life’ (with Social Disco Club Remix) on Permanent Vacation Records and ‘Night Impact’ (Pelifics, Cosmonaut Grechko, Crystal Remixes) on Canada’s Brilliantine Records.In 2011 “Reaction”! 12” was released on Hands of Time (Social Disco Club label) (with Jacques Renault & Tiago Remixes), “Hunter” (with Gareth Cheshire Remix) on Solardisco Recordings & “Africa” (with Rotciv, MODE & Photonz Remixes) on Raw Cutz Records.