Inside The Track with Purple Disco Machine
The project ‘Purple Disco Machine’ was founded in 2009, with a sound that is often described as ‘deep funk’. In recent years, PDM has composed many tracks including ‘My House’ on Off Recordings, ‘Let It Whip’, ‘I House You’ and numerous remixes that have created carnage across the world’s dancefloors. When it comes to live performances, PDM like to get creative and showcase a diverse mix of styles in a sophisticated and authentic way.
The latest Purple Disco Machine project is ‘Soul So Sweet’ featuring Natalie Conway via Get Twisted Records, out now exclusively on Traxsource. We sat down with PDM for an in depth look ‘Inside The Track’ and more with this exclusive interview.
1) Congratulations on your new release. How is it being received in your sets and how are other club DJs responding to the release?
Thanks a lot. I’ve played this song now for a month and it fits perfectly with the summer vibe. I play it a lot at festivals and beach parties; the reaction has been amazing.
2) Tell us more about the track. What was the main inspiration behind it and what prompted the musical direction?
I love to work with old-piano sounds and wanted to do a track that sounds like a good piano house song from the early 90s. I jammed a bit with the melody and the groove sounds. As I finished the instrumental, I was looking for a singer who fitted the mood of the original song and when I got the first demo from Natalie I was stunned and 100% sure this could be a big summer tune. Fingers crossed!
3) Production wise, what is it about the track that makes it work?
In my opinion it’s the mix between the funky, fresh piano and the topline which is like an earworm when you listen to it the first time. You have to sing and sing.
4) What is the one machine, program, drum machine or technique that characterises your sound?
I always produce with cubase and used the classic Korg M1 for the piano sound. For me this is one of the best synths as well.
5) What is the one piece of kit that you simply cannot do without?
I love to work with my Korg MS20. For jamming around it’s the best and it always sounds do warm and deep. I use this really often for bass lines, wind and noise fx.
6) Any advice for your fans on how to make it in today’s fast paced game?
Well, as you said the music game is so fast paced and it’s quite hard to exist in the business, but I guess the most important thing is to have faith and trust in yourself and to never give up. You can´t make everyone happy with your music and you should never try it. Make yourself happy.