Review – Copy Paste Soul sees first release on Suara

Artist: Copy Paste Soul
Title: Pong EP
Label: Suara
Cat No: SUARA179
Release Date: 08/06/2015
Genre: Tech House/Techno

Coyu’s Suara imprint is a label that consistently chucks out quality house and techno tracks, and it is a label that many turn to when they need a dance floor gem. On the 8th June Copy Paste Soul makes his debut on the label with his “Pong EP” which is a 4 track release filled with some gems. With releases on labels such as FCOM, Gruuv, Exploited, Alive Records, MadTech and his very own 2 Swords Records you will know what to expect.

The EP kicks things off with the title track “Pong” which is a tech house groover with some great sub bass, and a filtered lead line. If you are familiar with the track “Erotic Discourse”, and who wouldn’t be, it has very similar elements in parts, and the odd acid stabs that keep the track flowing nicely. Certainly a track for those peak time house sets.

Next up is “ME14” which sees Copy Paste Soul team up with Lunacy Sound Division to deliver an acid filled monster of a track. The guys clearly got the best out of the 303 sounds for this track, and I can see this being a big track for all the acid heads out there. The low end bassline is superb, and the track has a certain menace about it all helped by those sublime cymbal rides that keep things nice a pacey!

The third track on the EP is “Voyager” is another techno gem that would surely ignite many a dance floor. The track has a devine smooth melody, and many of you may hear some familiar strings in the track… Yes it gives a little recognition to Derrick May’s dance floor classic, “Strings Of Life”. Besides the obvious uplifting chords of the classic Derrick May number the track has some great techno stabs, echoed effect layers, and some pretty impressive bass stabs to keep things interesting and a bit moody in places.

The final track on the EP is “System 1” is more of a tech house number. The arpeggiated analog lead synth is something you won’t forget in a hurry, as it is manipulated throughout the track and would certainly contort the mind of those losing it on the dance floor. The track is filled with some great hits, and the classic sounding house kicks and hi hats just work like a charm on this track. One I can see going down well during the Ibiza summer season.

A release packed with delights here, and many of which I can see getting a good play over the summer months. If you like your classic sounding cuts you will like this, and if you like your summer sounding house and techno you will also surely appreciate this EP. Go check it out, you won’t be disappointed.


Ian French
About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.