June 4, 2014 in Ananda Project, Directors Cut, DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, DJ Vivona, Eric Kupper, Frankie Knuckles, Heather Johnson, Jackie Cohen, Jamico, Joi Cardwell, Kathy Brown, Namy, Orienta Rhythm, PRT Stacho, Stephanie Cooke, Studio Apartment, Terrance Downs, Underset
Title: House Legends: Eric Kupper
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: June 2, 2014
Label: King Street Classics
Cat#: KSD 255
Available at Beatport
With over 25 years of House Music production, Eric Kupper joins the many producers that are classified as a true Legends. King Street pays homage to this man who has remixed 2 songs that have received the “Dance Record of the Year” Grammy award as well as having worked on literally dozens of #1 Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play dance records. On the King Street House Legends series, he finds himself in great company, with other greats such as Kerri Chandler, DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, Mood II Swing, and Blaze on previous comps in the series. Eric Kupper wrote “The Whistle Song,” with former Director’s Cut partner and House King Frankie Knuckles‘ (RIP) most famous tune and it’s no wonder this master musical craftsman had been called on to remix Usher, Alicia Keyes, BT, Goldfrapp, Cher, Enrique Iglesias, Sheryl Crow, Korn, Moloko, Smash Mouth, New Order, Yoko Ono, Curtis Mayfield, Brand New Heavies, Afrika Bambaata & Soulsonic Force, Kate Bush, 808 State, Anastacia, Donna Summer, PM Dawn, and many others. His massive discography is derived from his work as a studio musician as well as a remixer. His work as a multi-instrumentalist and arranger has helped sell over 50 million records for artists such as Anastacia, Marc Anthony, Celine Dion, Jessica Simpson, and Jennifer Lopez. In the role of “additional production and keyboards” Eric has worked with Madonna, Celine Dion, Destiny’s Child, Britney Spears, LCD Soundsystem, Coldplay, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Anastacia, Seal, Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton, Kelis, Jamiroquai, Depeche Mode, Eric Clapton, Everything But The Girl, Björk, and David Bowie. As his productions are already championed by DJ’s all over the world including Louie Vega, Andy Caldwell, Kaskade, among many others, this is further proof this master of sounds can turn anything he touches to pure dancefloor gold. On this 20-song comp we pull together remixes he’s done for King St, such as STUDIO APARTMENT feat. Stephanie Cooke “One True Love,” Ananda Project feat. Heather Johnson & Terrance Downs “Kiss Kiss Kiss,” Jamico feat. Jackie Cohen “Sometimes,” and Urban Soul “What Do I Gotta Do.” We also see choice cuts from his revered Electrikiss album released in 2009 like “Star Light” and “Stargazer” as well as the renowned production styles he lent to remixes with Frankie Knuckles as Director’s Cut like Namy & Kathy Brown “Not This Time” and DJ Vivona feat. Joi Cardwell “Return to the Love.” One thing’s for sure, DJ sets and dancefloors worldwide have been made better because of men like Eric Kupper; forever a class act.