With support from Disclosure, Skream, Justin Martin, Modeselektor, Tensnake and more, Copy Paste Soul’s rise continues through summer 2015. His pick of emotive, soulful house and techno that never leaves his record box reflects his own production style.
Mix in his love of Detroit techno, drum ‘n’ bass and garage and you’ll get a good idea why he’s secured a residency at Ministry, repeated spins on BBC Radio 1 and regular releases on Shir Khan’s forver-fresh Exploited.
DVS1 ‘Black Russian’ [Klockworks]
“I first heard this on a mix and it totally blew me away. For me it’s the perfect form of techno. Warm, emotive chords, subtle arrangement and brilliant FX on drums. It’s completely bold and brilliant in its simplicity. Without doubt my favourite track of the last couple of years.”
KiNK ‘Pocket Piano’ (Breakbeat Mix) [Running Back]
“For me, this man is at the top of his game. He has everything in his music that I respect. It’s full of soul and it always feels like it means something. It’s both ingenious and original as well as incorporating everything that’s great about the roots of house and techno. In my mind he is a true genius. This record has it all. Immense breaks, emotive chords and a killer arrangement.”
Goldie ‘Timeless’ (LP) [FFRR Records]
“A seminal album. Way ahead of its time. The use of atmosphere alongside the hard drums is so powerful. It has a Detroit techno ethic in that respect. My love of cut-up breaks is heavily inspired by records like this. It’s timeless music.”
Sailor & I ‘Tough Love’ (Pablo Nouvelle Remix) [Black Butter]
“A perfect remix; oozing passion and soul. The vocals are so good and complimented by the organ and bass that Pablo adds. It’s music like this that makes me want to keep creating – it’s music with substance. I really believe in that. The string parts in this add so much.”
Jeff Mills ‘Blue Potential’ [UWE]
“This is a live album that is truly stunning. I love strings and this is a perfect example of Detroit techno and an orchestra [mixed together]. The fusion of mechanical 909s with moving strings is immense, something that I go to when getting ideas for strings. My latest record ‘Home‘ on Exploited has that Detroit feel especially with the simple strings I used in it.”