UK funky house masters Copyright went on heavy rotation in my home and on my decks back when I started DJing in early 2000s. Their music was one of my first inspirations, the doorstop into the world of house music with their signature tribal beats, smooth energetic saxophones and overall relaxing grooves found on Afro EP and Samba EP released on their own Copyright records back in 2003. Copyright music would talk straight to your heart saying “Hey! we’ve got the groove, we’ve got the melody, we’ve got the beats – let’s relax and have fun”
With Scotti De La Hoya leaving the group in 2003 the remaining duo Gavin Mills and Sam Holt would focus on even tighter productions, making all-in house hits featuring vocalists Imaani and Tasita D’Mour and Song Williamson on their releases with Defected Music, breaking into the UK dance charts release after release.
Not sure what happen then, somehow we lost touch. Maybe Copyright slowed down their production pace, maybe my personal music taste switched to more minimal and underground beats. Somehow I forgot to check any of the Copyright productions since 2007, after all any DJs attention span is limited to some 20 promo track per day.
So it’s a great pleasure to premiere the fantastic Copyright & Zepherin Saint remix of Know My Name coming out on a 6 tracks EP on Zepherin Saint’s London label Tribe Recordings. The original track is build around Alan Lomax 1930s blues song originally sung by levee camp workers on the Mississippi river. It’s funky, full of percussion and modern club groove but without loosing touch with the melancholy of the original acapella. Copyright and Zepherin Saint remix takes it a bit deeper, slowing down the pace a bit introducing adding sturdier kick, a deeper bass and lifting up the piano hook. It’s the perfect dancefloor mover. The Know My Name is out on 19th october also featuring a remix by Victor Stancov as well as instrumental versions.