To the more casual listener the name Ben Pearce may spring only one thing to mind: his oddly platinum selling deep-house debut ‘What I Might Do’, that dominated club floors across the world in 2012, whilst garnering support from the likes of Jamie Jones, Heidi and Pete Tong. If you say the name Ben Pearce to us however it is images of his fast rising label Purp & Soul that are immediately conjured complete with excitement about in which direction Ben may be taking the imprints sound next.
The last few years have seen a rapid ascent for Ben and co. and we’re pleased to say that despite their successes the Purp & Soul crew remained grounded, still making music for the love of it as a tight knit group of talented artists pushing a wide range of genres whilst retaining a distinctly UK sound.
So with a hotly anticipated date just around the corner on on 21st wherein Ben will be hooking up with fellow DT favourites Jaymo and Andy George for Moda Black at London’s Village Underground and a fresh collaborative release 'Predictable' with Black Orange Juice about to drop next month release we thought we’d get you in the mood by being the first to share Ben and his Purp & Soul cohorts doing what they do best with this video from their label showcase in
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One of our favourite labels in recent times on the D&B scene, we were excited to reveal that SGN:LTD had signed Neuropol to their roster for 2014, with the signing signifying the labels continued commitment to nurturing electronic music talent from all over the world.
Bristol born and bred, Neuropol is an artist full of innovation that whilst has been on the scene for a not inconsiderable time had decided to remain in the shadows and let his music do the talking. Until now. Drawing influence from across all forms of creative art and film, his unique blend of electronica is awash with feeling, delicate production and a nod to the avant-garde.
His inaugural release on the label ‘Warning EP’ lands March 23rd and heralds four tracks of beautifully constructed bass music that have certainly grabbed our attention. With a past steeped in hip hop and dance music culture, his cinematic production suggests to us that Neuropol is a name you might see in many critics mouths over the next 12 months. With Neuropol himself describing the ethos behind his work as "Creating something that touches the soul by not sticking to the prescribed norms" we must admit we’re inclined to agree with the Bristolian and are now excited to exclusively