We are more than happy to share our Mixtape #64 from Los Angeles based producer and DJ, Ronald Kaufman aka KAUF. As an FvF favorite, his music continues to be played non-stop in the office. Introduced by our friend and long-time contributor, David John, this compilation will calm you down and set your mind free during this stressful pre-christmas period.
Born in Los Angeles in the early 80s KAUF has returned to his hometown where he spends his days in his bedroom-come-studio producing dreamy, euphoric tunes that are influenced by disco and electronica mixed with a hint of prog-rock. In 2011 he self-released “Relocate” and “When You’re Out” that included a nice dose of cinematic synth buildups and echo-laden vocals. After releasing these tunes he got signed by Dan Whitford from Cut Copy to Cutters Records for a four song EP “As Much Again” last summer. Since then he has been traveling the globe and premiering his live show at Mexico City’s M.N. Roy while scoring music for a video on Nowness.
He has compiled a beautiful piece for FvF that mixes his own song “The Closest” with never-to-be-forgotten tracks like “It’s Only” from Herbert and masterpieces by artists such as Four Tet, Luke Abott, and James Holden.Do yourself a favor, click play and dive into the multi-faceted world of KAUF.
Cover Image by Hundertmark.Tracklist:
1. Arca – Manners
2. Kauf – The Closest
3. James Holden – Renata (Steeve Moore Remix)
4. AFFKT – Once Upon A Time (John Talabot Summer Mix)
5. Luke Abbott – Modern Driveway
6. Four Tet – Angel Echoes ( Caribou Remix)
7. Candyblasta – Hippocratic Oath (Gonno Remix)
8. Larry Gus – The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep)
9. Recondite – Felicity
10. Ame – Junggesellenmaschine
11. Actress – Ascending
12. Herbert – It’s Only (DJ Koze remix)