UK artist Pirate Copy is sure to burst into the headlines with an arresting new track for Moon Harbour.
The project is the work of Manchester’s Lee Spence, and he has previously released big tunes on labels like Kaluki Musik and Elrow Music. He is also a veteran of many residencies around the world, plays from Brazil to Ibiza, and prides himself on a raw DIY approach that always carries over into his innovative tracks. Championed by kingmakers like Pete Tong and Hot Since 82, his muscular sound is a perfect fit for this label.
‘Tribal On The Terrace’ is the aptly named single he offers here. It is seven minutes of broody tech with a bluster of snares and toms, metallic hits and jumbled percussion. Pained vocals add real steaminess to the track as the burrowing bass rides up and down and takes you with it. Restless and sweaty throughout, it is a track that is intense and involving and takes you on a real trip.
The instrumental version strips away the vocal to make for a track that is brilliantly full of dance floor flavour and one that drips with energy.
This is a high-pressure package that re-asserts Pirate Copy as a real tech house talent.