International DJ, producer and remixer Tino Piontek aka Purple Disco Machine has been on a whirlwind of a musical journey since the 2009 conception of his highly successful disco house music project. He most definitely knows how to get the party started and has done so across countless iconic venues across the world.
We were lucky enough to get the inside scoop from the man himself, here's what he had to say....
You’ve played with some extremely talented DJs over the years, we’re interested in finding out if you could go b2b with any DJ dead or alive who would it be?
LARRY LEVAN. He played a lot of 80’s disco, boogie and electro funk, rather than just the classic 70’s disco sound . That’s more my tastes too
You’ve already got an impressive list of clubs you’ve played under your belt - but what has been your favourite venue to perform at and why?
Probably Space Ibiza for Glitterbox. So iconic. But Hi Ibiza is definitely a worthy successor. Pacha Ibiza is really great too
You’re about to drop a ‘Discotheque’ compilation you’ve recently curated, how did you pick the songs for this?
I wanted to mix up some old classics, rare gems and some new tracks across soul, funk, disco and house music styles. CD1 reflects what I would play at a day or sunset or pool party event. CD2 reflects a club set.
What song can you not stop listening to at the moment?
Mighty Mouse remix of Qwestlife on the club side. Lizzo’s album for home listening.
You’ve performed in numerous cities across the globe, but what is the weirdest thing you’ve ever experienced at a gig?
A plastic giraffe took a picture of me.
We’ve been lucky enough to have you at a couple of our Cirque Du Soul shows this year which has been amazing! What can we expect from your set at El Dorado? Do you approach your festival sets differently?
You can definitely expect quite a lot of my own records and remixes ! I guess I might play less loopy disco and more big bangers at festivals but my sets don’t really vary so much. I think the audience always expect me to play my big records and I never let them down ……;-)
You’ve sampled some amazing tracks! Who’s the one person you wish you’d been able to see in concert?
Legends Kool & the Gang are headlining the festival this year - have you ever sampled one of their songs?
Not yet ! But there’s always time ……..;-) They are also funk legends. Before they went disco they were responsible for some of the heaviest funk records ever. I really hope they dip into that era of their catalogue too!