"This music is Faux Real." ™
Copy Correct, aka Jeffrey Tice started composing music at the tender age of 9, on his family's piano and fell in love with making music. After getting his first synthesizer, Jeffrey discovered that he could do more with electronic instrumentation than with acoustic music, thus began his foray into electronic sounds. His early influences in music include artists like Erasure, Depeche Mode, Book of Love, Pet Shop Boys, and other New Wave synthpop artist, as well as Acid House, New Beat, and Punk Rock. While in high school, his best friend introduced him to DJ culture and underground dance music & showed him the basics of mixing records. After attending some of the first raves being thrown in and around Central Texas, Jeffrey became involved in Austin, Texas' early Rave and DJ community, and began spinning at house parties, warehouse gatherings, and at the seminal club Proteus. He is one of Austin, Texas' DJ culture pioneers!
Jeffrey Tice began producing original tracks early in his DJ career, often producing a track and playing it during one of his sets to wide acclaim. He has a great appreciation and understanding of electronic music, and DJing helps focus his production efforts.
Now residing in San Francisco, Jeffrey is a graduate of Pyramind, a music school that focuses on music production, theory & business. It was there that he began experimenting with mashups. Because after all, combining music with different sounds, textures, and genre is what a DJ does, and created his persona, Copy Correct.
With the slogan "This music is Faux Real." Copy Correct takes classic synthpop, electro pop, disco, early eighties jams, and whatever his heart desires and mashes them up to bring them into the now, redefining them for the modern listener, music fan, and dance floor. As Copy Correct, he elevates the art form of mashups; he challenges the common assumption that Mash Ups aren't real music...that they take no talent to create, won't last and that they're 'too easy'. He says that when hearing those things, he couldn't be happier, as a mashup artist because, "Afterall, they said the same thing about Jazz, Rock n' Roll, Heavy Metal, Punk, Disco, Hip-Hop & Electronic Music and we all know how that went."
(Written by James Neal)