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Twenty-five years of house music…!
Eric Kupper got his start over two decades ago working as a keyboardist, guitarist, and songwriter for such producer/remixers as David Morales, Frankie Knuckles, Arthur Baker, Mark Kamins, Justin Strauss, Peter Rauhofer and Richie Jones to name a few. Since 1986 he has played on, remixed, and/or produced over 1700 records for artists spanning all contemporary musical genres. He is one of the few artists in dance music today that is a master multi-instrumentalist. A true musician. Over the years, thousands and thousands of hours in the studio has polished Eric Kupper into one of the most sought after producers/remixers/musicians in the world.
The remix work is astounding. Major label artists that have taken the Kupper treatment include Garbage, Usher, Alicia Keyes, BT, Marianne Faithful, Goldfrapp, Cher, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Kylie Minogue, Korn, Moloko, Smash Mouth, New Order, Yoko Ono, Dido, Brandy, Curtis Mayfield, Brand New Heavies, Robert Palmer, Afrika Bambaata & Soulsonic Force, Kate Bush, 808 State, Jessica Simpson, Anastacia, Donna Summer, and PM Dawn. He has worked on literally dozens of Billboard number 1 dance records and has mixed two records that have received the “Dance Record of the Year” Grammy award.
Much of Kupper’s massive discography is derived from his work as a studio musician and 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, Jamariquoi, Depeche Mode, Eric Clapton, Everything But The Girl, Björk, and David Bowie, among many others.
Eric also creates a great deal of music outside of the dance realm, including unashamed pop, heavy rock, punk, folk, indie rock, or whatever floats his musical boat. Artists include John Wesley Harding, Julee Cruise, Roisin Murphy, Coolbone, Drill, PM Dawn, The Butterflies of Love, Saint Etienne, Bonnie Bailey, Robina, Peyton, Gaz Brookfield, McQueen, Lovebites, Ofra Haza, Jaymes Bullet, Laura Pausini, and Gloria Estefan.
Some years back Eric was bitten (hard!) by the DJ bug and became a resident at London’s Pacha with Hed Kandi for four years, as well as DJing all over the globe as an independent DJ or as a Hed Kandi resident. These days you can find Eric performing all over Europe, Asia, South America, as well as the U.S., sometimes with keyboards in the DJ booth for extra flavor. Eric is also a resident DJ with Fierce Angels, the recent venture created by Mark Doyle, the former creator of Hed Kandi. He is currently traveling all around the world rocking crowds from New York to Moscow to Manila…
Cementing his underground house roots, in 2009 Eric completed his first artist album in ten years, under his critically acclaimed “K-Scope” moniker. Entitled “Electrikiss,” it was released by Nitegrooves/King Street in the USA and Grand Gallery in Japan. The first two EPs released in early 2008 were met by massive support and recognition by DJ’s all over the world including Louie Vega, Andy Caldwell, Frankie Knuckles, Kaskade, among many others. A sexy mixture of cutting edge electronics infused with undeniable soul.
In July 2011, the famed Wave Music label owned by Francois K. released Kupper’s most recnet bit of soul-tek. It has been championed by such diverse DJ’s as Osunlade, Desyn Masielo, Louie Vega, Danny Howells and of course Francois K.
One of Eric’s biggest undertakings currently has been his partnership with long term collaborator Frankie Knuckles under the name “Director’s Cut”. 3 recent #1 Traxsource records is just the beginning…be on the lookout for many new releases in the near future.
Eric’s collaborations with the likes of Francois K., Frankie Knuckles, David Morales and Peter Rauhofer (among many others) are nothing short of legendary. The coming months will bring on new fresh collaborations. Stay tuned…