The rise of new artist Copy Paste Soul over the past 18 months has seen the elusive producer garner the support of the electronic music elite, with luminaries such as Annie Mac, Justin Martin, MistaJam, Skream, T. Williams, Modeselektor, Disclosure, and Tensnake all supporting his soul-quenching sub-heavy rave inspired sound. By incorporating his love of Detroit Techno, Drum & Bass and UK and US garage into a finely honed style, Copy Paste Soul is leading the charge with his left-of-centre broken-house sound.
Releases such as his ‘Blink’ and ‘Look At Me’ EPs on the highly respected Exploited earlier in 2013 caused respective storms, and remixes for the likes of Photek, Deadmau5 and Alex Barck on Sonar Kollektiv, as well as Hugo on Gruuv signal that his production nous is respected and sought after by those in the know.
Recent high-profile gigs such as the O2 Academy Oxford for Annie Mac's Presents Party have had the industry talking and his terrace performance at Carl Cox’s Revolution Night at Space Ibiza had the likes of Carl Cox, Loco Dice and Louis Vega all dancing in the booth as he closed his set. Upcoming gigs at Bestival and IN:Motion in Bristol signal that Copy Paste Soul’s assault on the elite is happening in double-time.
The end of 2013 saw the return to Exploited for two more EPs, plus an outing on Gruuv which was supported by the likes of Laurent Garnier and Annie. CPS has also turned in official remixes for Topher Jones on Ultra, and also James Arthur’s new single. Add in a return to Gruuv for a three track EP for early 2014, and the re-launch of his own label 2Swords and it appears as if the Copy Paste Soul train is gathering momentum. So watch this space, sit back and have your soul soothed by the bass heavy beats of Copy Paste Soul.