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Q+A: Purple Disco Machine

The German producer discusses his upcoming album 'Soulmatic' and the genre of disco and soul

  • Valerie Lee
  • 23 June 2017

Purple Disco Machine is an apt name for the German producer who, across the years, has been a standout of the "deep funk" sound, championing his grooving tunes from the nu disco and soul spectrums of electronic music.

Since creating the moniker in 2009, Purple Disco Machine has overseen a truckload of releases out on the likes of OFF Recordings, Defected, Suara and Spinnin' that have topped charts and created countless memorable moments on the dance floor. Ahead of his performance at RHA Festival in Mexico and a massive summer ahead, Purple Disco Machine stops by to chat about his upcoming album 'Soulmatic' and more.

Your debut album 'Soulmatic' is coming this fall, but you've been producing since 2009. When did you start working on the concept of a full-length album?

I started about three years ago, collecting drafts and demos of tracks that I thought could work well as an album rather than just simply as a single release for clubs. I thought I was ready after one year, but I was advised to keep waiting until my profile had risen and my productions were more widely accepted. Now I look back I can see that this was good advice, as now I’m much more ready.

What's the inspiration behind 'Soulmatic'?

Well I have ‘Disco’ already in my artist name, so I couldn't use that word! But like disco, soul is one of my all time favourite types of music and I like to think that I always put a little ‘soul’ into my productions. I have to pay my respects to Nas for borrowing ‘-matic’! :)

What kind of sound can fans anticipate hearing on the album?

It will touch on all aspects of disco, I hope – from the classic retro sound through to nu disco and all points in between.

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