From GYBO to the Dancefloor, this electro-punk duo have come a long way.
Donnison Laing and Josh Grigg are the names behind the eye patches of the bass plundering production team Pirate Soundsystem. Inspired by the history of London's dance scene PS's constantly evolving sound draws on rave, grime, dubstep and garage and turning these influences into their own brand of house, with heavy basslines aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
A string of remixes for some of the best underground acts has ensured them a solid place pioneering the new sound coming out of London. Artists that have been through the Pirate rinse machine for official remixes are Hadouken, Wiley, Si Begg, DZ, Drop The Lime, Bonde Do Role, Murderbot, D-Code and Zomby. Pirate Soundsystem remixes have had heavy support from everyone from Sinden to Annie Mac to Rob Da Bank to Foamo to Mista Jam. Recently picked up by WIDE Records, Pirate Soundsystem will be releasing a series of original bass music EPs for you test your subwoofers with.
The Pirate's have smashed up clubs all across Europe, including some of the best nights right in London (Bangface, Always Fridays, Walk The Night, Superfilth!!!, Vagabondz, NuSkoolBreaks, Deadly Rythem Club to name a few). As residents at the monthly Z-Shed club night in Aldgate, home to all types of massive raves noise, Pirate Soundsystem flex sets with anything featuring a dance power; garage hi-hats, tearing dubstep bass, ravey pianos and heavy house kicks.
Check out their excellent June mix HERE!
Pirate Soundsystem Myspace!
Pirate Soundsystem Website!
Expect big things from these guys!