With over fifteen years within the industry, Manchester’s Pirate Copy chooses a DIY approach when it comes to making, raw, innovative house and techno music. With the growing weight of his Kaluki brand behind him, Lee Spence is quickly becoming one of the most in-demand DJs and producers on the underground.
Not one to stick to a formula in his productions, the Pirate Copy sound sits comfortably between house and techno with elements of acid and analogue warehouse vibes becoming a noticeable influence throughout his more recent releases. Signed to leading imprints such as Solá, Relief, Moon Harbour, Toolroom and Elrow, his productions not only remain a permanent fixture on the Beatport charts but also in the sets of globally-recognised DJs like Patrick Topping, Solardo, De La Swing, Matthias Tanzmann and Richy Ahmed.
Pushing deep, rolling tech with plenty of groove, Pirate Copy sets have been a staple at some of the world’s biggest events, parties and venues, including Fabric London, elrow Barcelona, The BPM Festival (Mexico & Portugal), The Warehouse Project, Parklife Festival, We Are FSTVL, Space Ibiza, Forbidden Forest, Hideout, Amnesia Ibiza, Canal Mills and many more. Beginning 2019 with an extended tour through South America followed by slots alongside Marco Carola, Patrick Topping and Skream in Q1, his diary is stacked from the start.
Away from the club, Pirate Copy has spent the last thirteen years running the formidable events brand and record label, Kaluki Musik. Recently completing their first summer residency at Privilege in Ibiza, he has been instrumental in taking the brand across the world, booking names like Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Joseph Capriati, Jamie Jones and Dubfire on curated stages at Hideout Festival, BPM, Parklife and more.