Purple Velvet is Chris James and Lee Dearn, two purveyors of deep and sensuous house music since forming 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 to the dark confines of a club as it is the sunnier vibes of an outdoor terrace. Examples to date can be found on the ever on-point Berlin label, Exploited, in the form of their Flashways EP. Both tracks pair fresh and radiant synth work with loose beats and plenty of colourful details, and have garnered support from the likes of Huxley, Til Von Sein and Apollonia’s Dyed Soundorom for their dancefloor dynamics.
The pair have also contributed tracks to compilations on Exploited and Dirt crew, and with more material already lined-up for release on Noir, Dirt Crew and the increasingly influential Local Talk, as well as a vinyl release on Needwant alongside tracks from Huxley, Bicep and Medlar, Purple Velvet are well on their way to emerging as the breakthrough stars of 2013.