Purple Disco Machine‘s debut album, ‘Soulmatic,’ was released in 2017 by Sweat It Out and gave us our first taste of what we could expect from the now-famous producer. The debut LP also gave birth to the massive successes of ‘Devil In Me,’ and ‘Body Funk,’ and was responsible for a slew of hit singles from the club world, including ‘My House.’ Now, the formidable producer invites us into the world of his sophomore album ‘Exotica,’ revealing a more personal side of his artistry. The album pays homage to the 1980s and the plethora of artists who inspired him to create and paved the way for him to become the internationally renowned producer he is today. We have also interviewed him some months ago.
The 14-track album features all of his heartfelt favorites from the decade, including synth-pop from the UK, Italo disco styles from Moroder, Milan, and Munich, Prince’s funk, Luther Vandross’ R&B electro-soul, Jam & Lewis’ R&B electro-soul, and influences from George Michael and Quincy Jones. Purple Disco Machine’s artist name is a deliberate collage of the color of his 80’s funk hero Prince and the uplifting fun dance beat of Gloria Estefan’s Miami Sound Machine, which is so ingrained in his musical identity.
Today is the day – my album EXOTICA is finally out! 🕺🏽🌿🦚🐯🦖🌵🍃
A big thank you to everybody involved 💜
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— Purple Disco Machine (@PurpleDiscoM) October 15, 2021
The album features all of the signature Purple Disco Machine grooves, signature guitar licks, and funky basslines, as well as moments of light and shade that invite you deeper into his universe. ‘Hypnotized,’ a Sophie and the Giants collaboration, ‘Fireworks feat. Moss Kena & The Knocks,’ ‘Playbox,’ and, most recently, ‘Dopamine feat. Eyelar,’ which has received extensive BBC Radio 1 support as well as playlist additions with Spotify UK New Music Friday, Capital Dance, and KISS Dance. ‘Hypnotized,’ which has been streamed over 250 million times across platforms and has gone triple Platinum in Italy, Poland, and Switzerland was quickly followed by the carefree stylings of ‘Fireworks,’ which has received over 70 million streams to date. Purple Disco Machine has amassed a sizable international fan base eager for more.
The album opens with ‘Can’t Get Enough,’ which features Australian singer Sahara Beck and is the perfect follow-up to ‘Hypnotized,’ hitting all the same emotional notes as the breakout single. Teaming up with long term collaborator Lorenz Rhodes once again for the release of ‘At The Disko’, the duo have created an instant and lively dance floor heater, incorporating the vocoder as they did previously on ‘Music In You’, and breaking into some seriously heaving piano chords and claps to keep that energy all the way through. ‘Don’t Stop‘ is a return to his more traditional club-oriented records, while ‘Exotica feat. Mind Enterprises’ and ‘Playbox’s‘ ‘Body Funk Part 2‘ vibes, which have been captured in the video as a truly incredible cosmic journey. ‘Loneliness,’ his collaboration with cult underground Italian producer Francesca Lombardo, is also on that club playlist, and it oozes a patient charisma throughout.
Tino has collaborated with Elderbrook, who has become one of the most iconic singers in the electronic space in recent years, on ‘I Remember,’ slowing things down and creating a heavenly slice of melancholy disco with his transcendent vocals shining through, soaring synths, and harmonic vocal effects. The album closes with another mellow jam, ‘Wanna Feel Like A Lover feat Ed Mac,’ which is a true amalgamation of 80s flair, complete with the decade’s signature sax solo! Tino has teamed up with Ukrainian/English duo Bloom Twins on ‘Opposite of Crazy,’ coloring their unique blend of alt dark synth-pop with quirky and boisterous squalls of Prince-Esque guitar throughout. Energy, soul, and pure fierceness shines through from the very first note of the anthemic ‘Hands To The Sky’ featuring the outstanding vocal talents of Fiorious and House Gospel Choir, and last but not least is the collaboration with Brooklyn disco.
The artist Purple Disco Machine.
Purple Disco Machine continues to live up to the hype of being the #2 Beatport Artist of All Time, with over 1 billion streams across his catalog and over 10 million monthly Spotify listeners. With a succession of notable remixes for Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson, Foals, Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Sir Elton John, Royal Blood, Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, Duke Dumont, and Diplo & SIDEPIECE, coupled with his continuous stream of original hit singles over the past four years, Purple Disco Machine’s influence on the global dance music scene will be felt for generations to come.