PURPLE DISCO MACHINE, DUKE DUMONT AND NOTHING BUT THIEVES UNVEIL NEW SINGLE SOMETHING ON MY MIND
The dynamic collaboration showcases a twist on Purple Disco Machine’s signature style, leaning into electronic indie pop with shimmering synth textures, a bubbling electro bassline, and Nothing But Thieves’ unmistakable sound. The unique blend of genres is further enhanced by Dom Craik and chart-topping producer, Duke Dumont, whose friendship with Purple Disco Machine was born out of playing shows together over the years.
The track is accompanied with a super slick visual directed by Denisha Anderson at Caviar. Featuring cameo appearances as hijacked hostages from Nothing But Thieves and Purple Disco Machine, the video takes viewers from high-speed joyrides to robbing restaurants as fiery, romantic sparks take centre stage.
Purple Disco Machine has been at the forefront of a disco revival, earning accolades and chart success with his infectious grooves. His recent collaboration with Kungs on Substitution, so far achieved over 110 millions streams worldwide, becoming another massive European airplay hit (#2 in Europe), and Gold status in Italy, The Netherlands, France, Belgium and Hungary. With an impressive track record that includes GRAMMY wins and remixes for a multitude of acclaimed artists, Purple Disco Machine has solidified his position as a trailblazer in electronic music. Having recently received a GRAMMY for Best Remix Performance on Lizzo's About Damn Time, Purple Disco Machine continues to ride a wave of incredible success. The electronic virtuoso has established himself as a chart-topping artist through his collaborations with Sophie and the Giants on tracks including Hypnotized, In The Dark and Paradise as well as achieving numerous multi-platinum singles with the likes of Eyelar and Moss Kena. Alongside these achievements, Purple Disco Machine has consistently delivered a series of dancefloor favourites including Body Funk, Dished (Male Stripper), Rise, Playbox and recent single Bad Company.
Nothing But Thieves are known for their distinctive sound and powerful lyricism. The band bring their alt-rock sensibilities to the table, adding a dynamic edge to the collaboration. The Southend five-piece recently released their UK #1 album Dead Club City and have an adept ability to progress their sound and experiment between the diverse genres that shape them, which make Something On My Mind a particularly powerful collaboration.
While Duke Dumont’s focus is purely on artistry and building a world-beating live show, he’s still in the habit of making outrageously successful music commercially in the process. His worldwide streaming numbers literally stretch into the billions, over 4 billion to be precise, making him one of the most successful producers of electronic music on the planet. Monster tracks such as The Chant, Ocean Drive, The Power, Red Light Green Light, I Got U and Need U (100%) have been detonating clubs and parties, and continue to do so, for the last decade. Upon release, I Got U and Need U (100%) went to #1 in the UK single charts.
The concept for a collaboration blossomed from a mutual respect shared between Purple Disco Machine, Duke Dumont and Nothing But Thieves. Purple Disco Machine has long been an admirer of the indietronica sound, which is evidenced by his remixes for artists like Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, Balthazar, New Order and Royal Blood. When Nothing But Thieves approached Purple Disco Machine with a request to remix a track from their latest album, Purple Disco Machine had a different proposition in mind – instead, proposing the idea of creating something entirely original together. With this, the band eagerly joined forces, resulting in the birth of Something On My Mind.
After already playing a run of multiple headline DJ sets across the globe earlier this year Purple Disco Machine will play his first ever headline show in his home city of Dresden on September 15. The sold out 5 thousand capacity show will feature guest appearances by many of the collaborating artists from his hit records. With more than 80 shows to play in 2023 he will then travel to the USA, Canada, Europe and Mexico to spread some more disco love across the planet.
Something On My Mind is out now and is set to be one of the biggest anthems of 2023.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
September 15 - Purple Disco Machine & Guests @ Junge Garde, Dresden, DE
September 22 - Echostage, Washington DC
September 23 - Life Is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, NV
September 24 - Brooklyn Mirage (Day + Night Show), Brooklyn, NY
September 29 - Midway Pre-Party, San Francisco, CA
September 30 - Portola at Pier 80, San Francisco, CA
October 1 - Shrine Outdoors w/ Chromeo, Los Angeles, CA
October 13 - Tomorrowland, Sao Paolo, BR
October 14 - Madero Broadwalk, Buenos Aires, AR
October 21 - AMF @ ADE, Amsterdam, NL
October 28 - Elrow @ Fabrik, Madrid, ES
November 2 - Travel With Pride @ Belmond VSEO Train
November 3 - Duplex Club, Prague, CZ
November 10 - Gasometer, Vienna, AT
November 11 - Dogana, Innsbruck, AT
November 19 - Dreamfields, Guadalajara, MX
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ABOUT PURPLE DISCO MACHINE:
So ingrained in his identity, Tino Piontek’s artist name, Purple Disco Machine, is a deliberate homage to his funk hero, Prince, and the dance flair of Gloria Estefan’s, Miami Sound Machine. While the sonic identity of Purple Disco Machine grew up in the clubs of East Germany, where his passion for disco and house flourished, he has since evolved to become an all-encompassing radio and streaming king. A suitable title for an artist with over 1 billion streams and multiple European Airplay Chart toppers across his catalogue with hits such as Hypnotized, Fireworks, Dopamine, In The Dark and Substitution. Beyond the radio, he has proven to be a club favourite among DJs across the world as the #2 best-selling Beatport Artist of all time with dance floor heaters such as Body Funk, Dished (Male Stripper), Playbox, and Devil In Me feat Duane Harden & Joe Killing-ton. A GRAMMY Award winner with a remix of Lizzo’s About Damn Time, Purple Disco Machine has had huge success with multiple high- profile remixes for the likes of Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson, Foals, Calvin Harris, Sir Elton John & Britney Spears, Fatboy Slim, Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, Diplo & SIDEPIECE and many more. Proving his passion for the intimacy of the dancefloor the acclaimed producer played more than 160 shows in 2022/23 across Europe, the United States, and South America, with festival appearances at Coachella, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, Ushuaia Ibiza and Dreamland Pride in Central Park New York. A dedicated performer and a hit-maker extraordinaire, his influence on the global dance scene will be felt for generations to come.