Our 26th outing is brought to you by Auckland based maestro COOPER KHAN
(AKA Cooper May)
Cooper's passion for music runs in through the roots of his family tree. The passion his father had for jazz, blues and rock 'n roll has grown through this branch and formed an uber-talented house and techno DJ.
An underage Cooper forced his way into the electronic world at the tender age of 14. Using fake ID's to gain entry into Brightons dark Drum n Bass underworld, he formed his affair with snares and kick drums. The sense of community, family and belonging was what he was always looking for but didn't know. The pull to mix came and like all budding DJs, the bedroom and mismatched beats slowly formed into tapestries of dance. The booth was calling...
Taking inspiration from the likes of Jeff Mills, Andy C, Carl Cox and locally Logan Baker, Greg Churchill, FIONA and any DJ that plays a journey and not today's hot take. His sound has formed into that of an emotional rollercoaster where depth sits easily next to crescendos at every corner.
Now a regular on the Auckland scene with crowd-pleasing sets at Shipwrecked, Silent Studios, Fitzroy Lounge and a stomping set at W:ARE have made him a lineup favourite.
When asked how he approached this mix... "I just wanted to showcase the style(s) of music I play, try some long blends and paint the most realistic picture of a late-night set. When I play I don’t plan what I’m going to play, but recording at home has always been a difficulty for me! So I have to plan it out and think about what I wanted to convey in a more general sense, as opposed to what's working for the dance floor that night."
We would say you have no problem laying down a mix and LO-FI is sure you will agree.
Welcome to the LO-FI family Cooper