Dropping the DUBfunksoulBASS
at Archi-Textures

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Feeling the SUMA vibes for Spring 2016

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Sunday smiles at Landscapes 2016

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Landscapes, May 2013

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The wall of bass at Sound In Motion, July 2013

Photo by Thomas Williams

Purrpelle getting around with CirQlar
2012-2013

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About Toronto DJ Purrpelle

A DJ set from Toronto-based Purrpelle often reveals my playful nature and love of dub, funk, soul & bass. I strive to raise the vibration of every dance floor by offering sounds that are deep and groovy. Although my style is versatile, dub will always be my first love.

I have been a regular guest of many infamous Toronto event promoters including SUMA, CirQlar,  AlienInFlux, Box of Kittens & Promise. Over the years, I have been lucky to share the stage with artists such as Akufen, Adham Shaikh, Desert Dwellers, Dubmatix, DJ Madd, Jonah K, Marcus Visionary, Ill Gates, Kaliya Scintilla, Kode 9, Pinch, the Opiou Live Band and David Block/Human Experience.

I am also a veteran of outdoor festivals, having appeared at many events throughout Canada including Sound In Motion, Solstice Gathering, Eclipse Festival, Evolve Festival, Om Festival and Harvest Festival. From 2012-2016, I was also the resident DJ at In Flow Festival, Ontario’s first hula hooping and flow-arts retreat.

I am also a resident and occasional host/curator of the weekly Architextures event, which is approaching it’s 10th year and is considered one of the “top dance parties in Toronto.”

Upcoming Gigs

For the most up to date listings, check out my Facebook page 🙂

March 29, 2018

Meow Mix returns to ArchiTextures  with Jackie Spade, DJ Win & Purrpelle. $5 before 11:30 at Round Venue.

April 29, 2018

The legendary Sunday Social with the Box of Kittens, Chameleon Project, Diana McNally, Mark Oliver and more! At The Lodge on Queen W. $20 Adv (SOLD OUT).

May 6, 2018

Bespoke.Experience SUNDAZE Season Closing with Xique Xique, Hauy and Purrpelle.  Love Child Social House 69 Bathurst St. More info and tix here (earlybird $15).

Residencies & Notable Gigs

Residencies:

Archi-Textures (2008-present, resident & host 2012-present)

Blue Moon Blend (c0-founder & resident, 2002-2007)

Chicks Dig It (resident, 2004-2005)

In Flow Festival (resident DJ & stage manager 2010-2015)

Events & Festivals (selected):

  • Solstice Gathering (presented by OM Reunion Project, 2006-2017)
  • Valhalla Sound Circus (2015)
  • Archi-Textures presents LandScapes Festival (2013-2015)
  • Festival of Dangerous Ideas:FOOD FOR THOUGHT (Co-Producer & DJ, 2014, 2015)
  • Alien In Flux Boreal Camping & Canoe Trip (2004-2012, 2016)
  • Box of Kitten’s Sunday Social (2015- 2017)
  • Calabra 1yr Anniversary (opening for the Opiou Live Band, March 2015)
  • Spectrum Monthly (Sept 2015)
  • Reverie Downtempo Drawing Night (Jan 2014)
  • Sound In Motion Electronic Music & Art Festival (2013)
  • Go Hard Hoop Intensive (2013)
  • CirQlar Drop Festival (2012)
  • CirQlar (with Desert Dwellers (2013)
  • CirQlation (with Ill-Esha, 2013)
  • CirQlation (with Kaliya Scintilla, 2012)
  • Promise Cherry Beach (2005-2012)
  • Alien In Flux/Promise New Year’s Party (2005, 2006, 2012)
  • Eclipse Festival, Quebec (2007, 2008, 2010)
  • SUMA (Dec 2008, 2009) Harvest Festival (2006)
  • Om Festival (2003, 2004)
  • Evolve Festival, Nova Scotia (SUMKIDZ Stage, 2005)
  • Bigfoot Festival (2005)
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Thank you for the likes and follows – it’s alway nice to know you’re feeling it!

Dropping the dub-funk-soul-bass on the 40Hz Soundsystem at SUMA’s Winter Solstice event, May 2016.

DJ Mixes:

Blue Moon Bass @ In Flow Festival (downtempo/bass for hula hoopers, dreamers and do-ers)

 

Deep n Dirty @ Solstice Gathering (tech house from the foresty disco)

 

Reverie @ Round Venue (dreamy, organic, dubby/downtempo)

 

Archi-Textures Resident’s Night (deep tech house):

Lettuce Turnip the Beet @Wholearth (groovy tech house):

Love n Bass (jazzy & liquid DnB):

 

For more DJ Mixes visit Purrpelle’s Soundcloud page. More sounds on Mixcloud too. For gig updates & event tips, check out my Facebook page. 

Big love to the all the producers, musicians and sound crews. Without you, the world would be too quiet.

Special thanks to Andrijia Dimitrivec of ADPhotografe for taking such beautiful pictures!

 

Dropping the dubfunksoulbass at Promise NYE (above, left) and Eclipse Festival (above, right)

 

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