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 thats 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 Apollonias Dyed Soundorom for their dance floor dynamics. The pair have also contributed tracks to compilations on Exploited and Dirt Crew, and releases on Noir, Dirt Crew and Local Talk. With their follow-up 'Solstice' (including a remix by Bristol disco pets Behling & Simpson) on Exploited, Purple Velvet are well on their way to emerging as the breakthrough stars of 2013.