International DJ, producer and remixer Tino Piontek aka Purple Disco Machine has been on a whirlwind of a musical journey since the conception of his Deep Funk branded House music project in 2009.
The Dresden-born Deep Funk innovator has racked up numerous achievements, although it was his 2013 breakthrough hit ‘My House’, on OFF Recordings, that really propelled PDM onto new heights; landing the No.1 Spot within Beatport’s Deep House chart and, at its peak, No.3 overall.
The success of ‘My House’ didn’t just stop there as one whole year later the track was still in Beatport’s Deep House Top 100 chart and consequently acquired the prestigious accolade of becoming one of the online retailer’s best selling tracks EVER. With stats like this, it’s no wonder why the A&R reps from, record industry giant, Sony have been knocking on Tino’s door and are now looking to storm the charts with their re-release version, ‘Devil In Me / My House’ Ft. Duane Harden, this winter / early 2015.
Proving he’s no one-hit-wonder, the German native recreated his previous chart domination with his 2014 summer anthem ‘The Path’. A track that was released by Coyu’s revered Spanish imprint Suara and saw him collaborate, for the third time, with fellow countryman Teenage Mutants to go straight in at No.1 on Beatport’s Deep House chart, stay within their overall Top 10 for months and become one of 2014’s biggest and most Shazamed tracks. Again, Sony liked what they heard and came calling.
However, it’s important to mention that Purple Disco Machine’s impressive Deep Funk grooves might not have even existed if it wasn’t for his father introducing him, at an early age, to the classic funk sounds of the 70s and 80s. This early exposure had real inoluence on Tino and by the time he was a teenager, he didn’t just want to listen to great music but also play it, produce it and be connected to the scene.
Tino says “This was a really important time for me as I managed to land a job at a local record store and gain a DJ residency at my local club in Dresden. Neither job paid me any money but I could have as many vinyls as I wanted from the record shop, so I had more than enough new music to play out on the weekend.”
With a rapidly expanding record collection and a DJ residency on-going, Tino craved to make his own music thus spending many years in the studio honing his sound and releasing tracks via a number of different projects/pseudonyms before giving birth to Purple Disco Machine.
Coming back to the music, Purple Disco Machine isn’t just about the big crossover hits that have the talented German labeled as ” the next Duke Dumont or Tensnake” but also about keeping it real on the Deep Funk underground with other notable releases to his name including EPs such as ‘Move or Not’, ‘Funk‘ and ‘Musique’ all on Andre Crom’s Berlin-based OFF Recordings.
Aside from his solo and collaborative work, Tino also holds a mouth-watering remix discography featuring artists such as Harry Romero, Sharam Jey, Dino Lenny, Roland Clark, DJ Pierre and, most recently, the UK No.1 hit by Sigma ft. Paloma Faith ‘Changing’. Many of dance music’s iconic labels have taken note of Tino’s sublime remixing talent and have him now marked as their go-to man, boating future re-rubs for imprints such as FFRR, Toolroom, Ultra, Defected and Ministry of Sound to name a few.
Outside the studio, Tino is a very in-demand touring DJ and his schedule has never been busier. Bringing his unparalleled Deep Funk sounds and unique mix of Disco, Nu Disco, Funk, House and Deep House straight to the danceoloor at some of the world’s oinest clubs and events in countries including; UK, USA, Australia, Russia, Germany, Holland, Spain, France plus many more.
With key industry players such as Pete Tong honouring Tino as his BBC Radio 1 ‘Future Star’, a new Purple Disco Tales radio show (oirst Sunday, every 2nd month 21:00-22:00 UTC) on America’s leading Sirius XM satellite network, a jam-packed gigs calendar and a début artist album set to drop in 2015 via OFF Rec. / Sony, Purple Disco Machine is `iring on all cylinders and there’s no sign of him stopping anytime soon.
PURPLE DISCO MACHINE DISCOGRAPHY
Purple Disco Machine Artist Album – OFF Rec. / Sony Music – 2015
The Path feat. Teenage Mutants – Sony Music – 2015
Devil In Me / My House – OFF Rec. / Sony Music – late 2014 / early 2015 Purple Piano EP – OFF Recordings – early 2015
Musique EP – OFF Recordings – 2014
The Path feat. Teenage Mutants – Suara – 2014
A Little Tree House Feat. Teenage Mutants – OFF Recordings – 2014 People feat. Teenage Mutants – Light My Fire – 2014
Funk EP – OFF Recordings – 2013
Need Someone EP – Sex Panda – 2013
Move or Not EP – OFF Recordings – 2013
My House – OFF Recordings – 2013
Something About Us – Gris Musique – 2013
Let It Whip – Klang Gymnastik – 2012
Sgt. Killer EP – Klang Gymnastik – 2011
Shadowdancer EP – Kosmetik Records – 2010
Hercules & Love Affair – Do You Feel The Same – Defected – 2014
Munk ft. Lizzie Paige – Deceiver – Gomma – 2014
Sugar Hill & Wasabi – It’s on you – Toolroom – 2014
Superlover – STEAM (PDM & Nhan Solo Remix) – Mother Recordings – 2014 Blonde Ft. Sigma ft. Paloma Faith – Changing – 3beat – 2014
Carli Taft – Higher Ground – FFRR / Warner – 2014
Funkwerkstatt – Windrose – Suara – 2014
Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romeo – Tania – Toolroom – 2014
Sharam Jey, & Night Talk – Gonna Get You (Teenage Mutants & PDM Rmx) – Bunny Tiger – 2014
Ran Salman – Lose Control – Kumasi Music – 2014
Dan Caster & Debie BuRs – Do Say Be – Stil vor Talent – 2014 DJ Pierre – Phuture Flashback – Southern Fried – 2014
Juliet Sikora & Wild Culture – In You – Kittball – 2014
Dry & Bollinger – Feel the Bass – Mother Recordings – 2014 Moonbootica – My Hot Dope – Moonbootique – 2014
Veerus & Maxi Devine – Cars – Suara – 2013
Fat Sushi & Roland Clark – My Place -OFF Spin – 2013
Dino Lenny – I’m Coming Home – Exploited – 2013
Adam Stacks – Felicity – Karera -2013
Lars Moston – Two Hearts – No Brainer -2013
David Jach & Beatamines – Roadtrip – Mangue Records – 2012 Alec Tronic – Pimpernukel – Ipoly Rec -2012
Cram – A Good Night – Deso Rec – 2011