Purple Velvet is Chris James and Lee Dearn, two purveyors of deep and sensuous house music ever since they formed in late 2011. Having gotten to know each other at various late night music sessions, the pair have increasingly honed their own house sound that’s as suited for the dark confines of a club as it is for the sunnier vibes of an outdoor terrace.
Examples of their style can be found on the ever on-point Berlin label, Exploited, in the form of their Flashways and Solstice EP’s. Both EP’s pair fresh and radiant synth work with loose beats and plenty of colourful details. The pair also contributed stand-out EP’s on Dirt Crew and the highly revered Local Talk, as well as releases on the influential NeedWant imprint. With more material already lined-up for release on Large Music & Manucci’s Mistress, Purple Velvet look to push on from what has been a breakthrough 2013.
Now without further ado, here’s the mixtape they made for us. It’s really something else and it has instantly put a big smile on our face. Enjoy!