Copyright are British house duo Sam Holt and Gavin Mill.
Everything you always wanted to know about Copyright but were too scared to ask…
Over their nine year career Copyright have released 20 singles and EPs. Their tracks have appeared on over 100 compilation or mix CDs.
Sam’s Godfather wrote the screenplay for Planet Of The Apes.
Gavin’s production career dates back to 1990 with cult classic ‘Hypnosis’ by Psychotropic. He also DJed at a number of seminal ‘90s raves including Energy, Biology and Raindance. He was once arrested for DJing at an illegal party.
The pair we introduced to each other in the late nineties by Matt Jam Lamont’s girlfriend.
Sam’s trainer collection numbers over a hundred pairs.
Gavin’s cousin once came second in the World Disco Dancing championship, presented by none other than an in-his-prime Bruce Forsyth!
Sam had an illustrious career in advertising before giving it up to chase the soulful house dream, rising to the dizzy heights of Managing Director of Team Saatchi.
When Gavin was a kid he wanted to be a diamond cutter but ended up cutting hair professionally instead.
Copyright have soundtracked a number of high profile ad campaigns including Sport England and Toyota.
Gavin has a massive collection of Japanese toys worth well in excess of 5K.
Copyright’s first Radio 1 Essential Mix was broadcast in March 2008.
Originally from Preston Sam cut his dance music teeth DJing in clubs in Manchester, including the legendary Hacienda.
North London boy Gavin bought his first set of decks from Aston Harvey from The Freestylers.
Gavin’s all-time hero is Miles Davis. Sam’s is Kenny Dalgliesh.
Gavin’s studio pride and joy is a vintage Prophet 5 synthesiser, as used by Herbie Hancock and Earth, Wind and Fire.
Gavin is also a keen photographer, contributing artwork for past Copyright releases and currently working on a photo book documenting Copyright’s time on the road with the world’s biggest house DJs.
Selected discography CopyrightDiscogs: Copyright