The Kaluki Music boss is getting by with a little help from his friends....
Pirate Copy has had a good year so far, establishing his name in his hometown Manchester and beyond. Now, he teams up with three other respected tech-house artists to bring you this three track EP of sure-fire party-starters.
First up he's collaborated with Max Chapman to bring you Call The Police, one seriously funky track that's all about the bassline, which is relentless throughout and only gets muted in the breakdown. Here, they've used a great ragga sample that says “Informers them call the police”, which gives it underground coolness by the bucketload.
The second track, Disco Deal, has electro-tech leanings and is produced in association with UK duo PAX. Between them, the three producers lay down a serious bass-led electro groove and add vocal samples saying “disco” and ‘disco dancing”, along with retro snare hits that give it that authentic old school feel and pulsing tones that add the tech element . A proper late-night groover! For the third track, Copicat, Pirate Copy gets busy laying down a meaty, beaty backing that leaves you begging for more, while newcomer Inglesias injects his trademark hip-house vocals. There's a rolling bassline, and crazy percussion that's all woven together with the beat girl vocal that sounds really on-point.
So there you have it: three collaborations that have thrown out differing results. All three have Pirate Copy's musical DNA running through them, but they all sound individual and fresh, and all three are sure to get even the most jaded crowds rocking.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 26 October
Review Score: 8