Artist : Purple Disco Machine
Title Tank Drop EP
Label : Kittball
Release : 1st December 2015
Genre : House
Heres something real quirky and fun to take us into the holiday season. Fan of the cheeky sample, Purple Disco Machine. Following his Kittball debut earlier this year, the Dresden native is back with a heavy funk laden two-tracker – Tank Drop EP.
Ten years since it’s inauguration, Kittball maintains an impressive consistency of quality output, averaging ten releases a year whilst cementing themselves as one of the stand out contemporary deep house imprints of the modern day. Boasting a varied core roster, the German label is helped along by the success of its founders, Tube & Berger, not forgetting the machine that is Juliet Sikora who works around the clock to run the label seamlessly and successfully when she’s not producing her own lauded releases.
It’s been a little over five years since the Purple Disco Machine project was founded. Since then the one-man army has established himself as a leader in modern funk infused deep house. He’s put out many tracks that have garnered rightful attention in the Beatport charts and has just completed an incredible Summer in Ibiza, where he secured a residency at Space for Defected’s ‘Glitterbox’ night as well.
‘Yo’ sizzles with 90s bass lines and hip hop swagger. The repeted phrase, a sure fire hit with your more commerical and seasonal crowds, this will no doubt get any party started. Beneath the obious lies a bongo groove and clever percussion placement; most of the drive comes from the instantly recognisable bass notes. The break strips away many of the parts and gives rise to new elements which keep interest high. What I found most fun, was the live bass parts through out adding that organic feel to the whole track. Can’t wait to road test this one!
More brain racking in ‘Tank Drop’. The falesto voice is very familiar, but for the life of me, I can’t place it. Drove me nuts for a few days actually. Otherwise, this is a fairly standard funky house track. The kind that used to be ten a penny at one time, but which now, stand out by a mile. Glad its back, house was going stale, PDM has given it a big kick up the arse!