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Purple Disco Machine touches down at Ministry for a night of all-out disco and house! It's been well over 3 years since Purple Disco Machine graced us with his melodic rhythms and we can't wait to have him back! Joining him will be a lineup of epic proportions including Mambo Brothers, Arielle Free and Ministry residents Griff, David Curnow, The Menendez Brothers and Jimmy Switch.
Ahead of Saturday's festivities, we called up PDM for a chat about his story so far.
MoS: Where are you in the world right now?
PDM: I’m in Dresden, Germany which is my hometown.
What was the last club you played at and which country was it in?
Cromie Club in Castellanetta in Italy. It was my first club show in Italy since 2019! So it was great to finally be back as Italy is such a great country for my records. Especially on the radio.
How did you come up with the name Purple Disco Machine?
It started as an in-joke between me and my friends actually as it is created from a combination of my love of Prince (the purple) with Miami Sound Machine (I loved a bunch of their 80’s hits!) and of course “disco” which is my favourite genre. It was never meant to be a name for the serious artist career it has – happily – turned into!
What do you love about being a DJ and what do you love about being a Producer?
To be honest both are very enjoyable. I love producing records then being able to play them in my DJ sets. I see it as all part of the same creative process really. Probably nothing beats that feeling when I play one of my new records and the crowd instantly react positively to it!
Who has been your biggest inspiration?
For production, it’s a combination of Patrick Cowley, Quincy Jones, and the whole French Touch movement. For songwriting Prince. And for DJing then – perhaps surprisingly as we don’t play the same style – Sven Vath.
What would you say was the golden moment in your career?
I would have to say right now. I’m really fortunate to have achieved strong success on the radio & streaming platforms for my recent record releases, plus getting booked to play the best clubs & festivals in the world without having to change my style.
What projects do you have coming up in 2022?
We are just finishing up the campaign for my last album Exotica right now, but I will be releasing some club-focused records for the summer season this year.
What’s your favourite thing or things to do in London when you're here?
If it’s just me, or me and my wife, then roaming the different districts taking in the vibes, the bars, the restaurants and the shopping. If we are with the kids then we enjoy the famous tourist attractions and take in a West End show.
What are you most excited about playing in London at Ministry of Sound?
It is one of the best and most iconic nightclubs in the world and London is such a key city for dance music. I’m always excited to be back there.
Lastly, what can you promise fans ahead of your set on Saturday 2nd April?
They will hear and see me playing my biggest records plus a bunch of new mash-ups & edits I’ve produced for my 2022 DJ sets. Hopefully, they will enjoy it!