Purple Disco Machine is a great name.
Tino Piontek is a pretty cool name, but Purple Disco Machine is just *chef's kiss*.
What inspired it? A couple of things, according to Mr Piontek.
You can find out below – as well as more on PDM's lockdown.
Bayern Munich fan, eh? Well, nobody's perfect.
(We're ride-or-die Borussia Dortmund fans at Square Mile. The yellow-and-black Millennium Falcon to Bayern's Death Star.)
What upcoming project(s) are you most excited about?
I’m really excited about my second album which will be released early next year, but we have already started the campaign for it with the release of the first single ‘Hypnotized’.
I was very happy and surprised that my debut album ‘Soulmatic’ became such a success so hopefully I can build on that this time round.
What is your proudest professional accomplishment?
I have been very lucky to have had my records top club charts and get played on the radio around the world , to have been asked to remix records by the world’s best artists and to have been asked to play at some of the world’s best parties, but I think my proudest achievement is to have been able to make a living as a professional musician/music artist for over 10 years.
For many years when I started out I was not sure that this could ever be possible.
If you could change one thing about your career, what would it be?
I’m very happy with it so this is tough to answer! Maybe to have learned to play more instruments ? Like the bass guitar?
I can play piano competently but I’m no virtuoso so to improve that as well. Although there is of course still time to do this , especially in this lockdown...
What do you hope to achieve that you haven’t yet?
I think I’m only just starting on my record production journey. So I guess more albums by me as an artist and to definitely produce successful albums for other artists.
I really look up to producers like Quincy Jones and Mark Ronson etc so to achieve something like they have achieved as producers would be amazing.