Florian Kupfer’s 5 Most Influential Labels

Ahead of his appearance at Secretsundaze this bank holiday weekend, Florian Kupfer has most graciously curated a playlist featuring music from his 5 most influential labels. The German producer and frequenter of L.I.E.S. has made quite a name for himself over the last two years. With a steady, well-received and consistently played output – along with more recent long-awaited mouth-watering release of his “Sad” Edits – Kupfer is garnering a wide fan base and we are certainly honored to have him share this selection with us.

Florian Kupfer plays Secretsundaze May Bank Holiday Weekend on Sunday 24th May @ Studio 338. Tickets available on Resident Advisor.

The label from Detroit simply stands out from the rest, Omar S/Alex.O.Smith’s music sounds very unique to me, every kick drum has its own sound! You can play all that stuff endlessly and it will always sound cool.

Mathematics Recordings
The works of Jamal R. Moss aka Hieroglyphic Being! I always have lots of records from him in my bag.

Definitive Jux
El-P, Aesop Rock, Mr. Lif! Rap or hip hop coming from those areas sounds really raw to me; futuristic, elevating. Def Jux sometimes came across funny and weird in a smart way like with Kool Keith or something, it sounds like they look out for the next level instead of riding the very same wave over and over but that works too sometimes.

Svengalisghost, Steve Summers, Ron Morelli, Delroy Edwards, Beau Wanzer, Torn Hawk, Jahiliyya Fields, Shadowlust, Marcos Cabral, Greg Beato from New York, LA, San Francisco, Miami & Chicago. All of these guys had released on LIES Records before me, I was actually more influenced by the attitude the tracks seemed to be recorded with, many of them sounded like one take jams, that’s the way I’ve been working over the recent years and it motivated me to drift more into that live sound direction, it’s like jazz, the music I actually listen the most to.

Endangered Species
O. Vereker and Skander also on LA Club Resource mean a lot to me. It’s overlooked how much love are in these pieces. I’m really into their taste.

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