Audiojack’s very own Gruuv imprint bring forth yet another on-point house release, this time from UK producer and rising artist, Copy Past Soul who delivers a three-track EP entitled ‘Say Do’.
Copy Paste Soul is a relatively fresh name to most, although the elusive producer released a string of EP’s throughout 2012/13, which quite rightly earned him props from some leading lights in the industry at the moment, namely Skream, T.Williams, Disclosure, Tensnake, and Justin Martin to name a few, and even picked up early support from BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac.
The release kicks off with title track, ‘Say Do’, a gritty, shuffled house track, tipping its focus towards skippy, raw drums, hypnotic synth lines and cossetting sub-bass. Copy Paste Soul tightly blends these elements and introduces subtle nuances in the melodies and drum programming to keep things in an ever-evolving dynamic state throughout, creating a classy contemporary record. Following is ‘Only One’, which sees Copy Paste Soul drop the tempo slightly, with modulated crunchy claps, splashy hats and weighty kick drums leading the way, while skippy, arp-style bass and synth hooks drive the energy of the record, and penetrating subs further fuel the infectious, hypnotic vibe.
Last up to close the EP is ‘Motive’, another intriguing track and a brilliant closing cut for the single, Copy Paste Soul delivers a Garage-tinged, deep house track, employing old school breaks style drums, warbling vocal snippets and ethereal, blossoming pads to create a modern take on a retro format. The centre stages of the record see a gritty saw-wave bass hook introduced adding more roughness to the composition, while an insistent stab sequence flourishes around it and drives the movement of the record further.