September 16, 2013

GET IT ON BEATPORT HEREPurple Velvet - Solstice

Purple Velvet is Chris James and Lee Dearn, two purveyors of deep and sensuous house music since forming in late 2011. Having gotten to know each other at various late night music sessions, the pair have increasingly honed their own house sound that’s as suited to the dark confines of a club as it is the sunnier vibes of an outdoor terrace. Examples to date can be found on the ever on-point Berlin label, Exploited, in the form of their Flashways EP. Both tracks pair fresh and radiant synth work with loose beats and plenty of colourful details, and have garnered support from the likes of Huxley, Til Von Sein and Apollonia’s Dyed Soundorom for their dance floor dynamics. The pair have also contributed tracks to compilations on Exploited and Dirt Crew, and releases on Noir, Dirt Crew and Local Talk. With their follow-up ‘Solstice’ (including a remix by Bristol disco pets Behling & Simpson) on Exploited, Purple Velvet are well on their way to emerging as the breakthrough stars of 2013.

Early feedback:

Riva Starr. Thx for the music!
Dirt Crew: Top stuff!
Tensnake: Very nice deep house. The B&s Remix is a winner as well.
Tube & Berger: This is nice!
Betoko: Nice one! Thanx!
Martin Landsky: Nice EP here…Solstice is my favourite…
Bushwacka!: Nice 90s nod.
Forrest.: Behling & Simpson Remix is my pick.
Round Table Knights: Love all the tracks! Great EP!
Kyodai: Nice we like Purple Velvet!
Urulu: Artform is the one, lil shuffling hats and vocal make me happy inside.
HNQO: Solstice is my favourite.
Munk: Sounding great.
David Keno: I like it.
Homework: Purple Velvet always know how to find their way into our sets. Big up!
Animal Trainer: Artform is here the banger! Luv’ it.
Moodymanc: Great EP! Loving Solstice in particular!
Monte: Good EP!
Robosonic (Cord): Sweet!
Vanilla Ace: Nice warm up tracks…will be playing for sure.
Death On The Balcony: Cool EP! Nice vibes here!