Today, Grammy award winning DJ and producer Purple Disco Machine has joined forces with Duke Dumont and Nothing But Thieves to release their new single ‘Something On My Mind’. Listen HERE.
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 with production by Nothing But Thieves’ 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 ‘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 favorites including ‘Body Funk’, ‘Dished (Male Stripper)’, ‘Rise’, ‘Playbox’ and recent single ‘Bad Company’.
Southend five-piece Nothing But Thieves are known for their impactful alt rock sound, insightful lyricism and powerful vocals, and they add a dynamic edge to the track, which is one of the few artist collaborations they have done. The band recently released their new album ‘Dead Club City’, which charted at #1 in the UK, adding to their collection of accolades, which includes multiple gold and platinum records. This summer, the band have been touring festivals across the UK and Europe ahead of almost a completely sold out headline North American and UK tour this Autumn, and a European tour next year, which includes two shows at both London’s Wembley Arena and Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome and 6 shows across Germany.
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 15th. The sold out 5,000 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.
Purple Disco Machine Upcoming Tour Dates
15/09 Purple Disco Machine & Guests @ Junge Garde, Dresden, DE
22/09 Echostage, Washington DC
23/09 Life Is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, NV
24/09 Brooklyn Mirage (Day + Night Show), Brooklyn, NY
29/09 Midway Pre-Party, San Francisco, CA
30/09 Portola at Pier 80, San Francisco, CA
01/10 Shrine Outdoors w/ Chromeo, Los Angeles, CA
13/10 Tomorrowland, Sao Paolo, BR
14/10 Madero Broadwalk, Buenos Aires, AR
21/10 AMF @ ADE, Amsterdam, NL
28/10 Elrow @ Fabrik, Madrid, ES
02/11 Travel With Pride @ Belmond VSEO Train
03/11 Duplex Club, Prague, CZ
10/11 Gasometer, Vienna, AT
11/11 Dogana, Innsbruck, AT
19/11 Dreamfields, Guadalajara, MX