Dropping the DUBfunksoulBASS
at Archi-Textures

Photo by ADPhotografe

Feeling the SUMA vibes for Spring 2016

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Sunday smiles at Landscapes 2016

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Landscapes, May 2013

Photo by AD Photographe

The wall of bass at Sound In Motion, July 2013

Photo by Thomas Williams

Purrpelle getting around with CirQlar

Photos by ADPhotografe


About DJ Purrpelle

There are many shades to Purrpelle… My DJ sets often reveal my playful nature and a deep love of dub, funk, soul & bass. Whether I’m shaking booties with big bass lines or selecting sounds for a soothing, reggae-infused Sunday soundtrack, I aspire to stir souls with deep and groovy melodies. 

I am grateful to have played alongside top-shelf talent in forests and festivals across Canada, appearing at  Eclipse Festival, Solstice Gathering, Harvest Festival, Lumaterra, Bloom Festival, Hyperborea, Valhalla Sound Circus, In Flow, Boreal, Evolve, Om Festival and Sound In Motion.  At home, I have selected sounds for many celebrated Toronto promoters including AlienInFlux, Box of Kittens, CirQlar, Everybody, Promise, SUMA, Secret Society & Bespoke.Experience. 

These experiences have given me the opportunity 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.

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

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

Upcoming Gigs

I don’t play a lot of gigs these days. To get the most up to date event listings, please follow me on Facebook. For bookings, feel free to get in touch

Notable Gigs:

Events & Festivals (selected):

  • Phantom Sunday School, March 2024
  • Architextures New Years Day, 2024
  • Promise Halloween, 2023
  • AlieninFlux presents Harvest Festival, 2023
  • Phantom Festival, Aug 2023
  • Bloom Festival, Aug 2023
  • Lumaterra Festival, 2023
  • Utopia Festival, 2023
  • AlieninFlux presents MadamX and friends
  • Wiggly New Years Jam, 2023
  • Bloom Festival, Aug 2022
  • Lumaterra Festival, 2022
  • AlieninFlux presents Boreal, 2022
  • Sunday Afternoon Social, April 2022
  • Architextures presents subLIGHT,  April 2022
  • Parchitextures, Oct 2021
  • Camp Calm, AlienInFlux, Sept 2021
  • Nomada Project Gathering, Aug 2021
  • Tarna Heartbreakers Ball, Feb 2020
  • Killaloe Craft Fair, Aug 2020
  • Architextures New Years Day Marathon (2015-2020)
  • Bassment Radio Show with Dubmatix, Dec 2019
  • Everybody Outside, Sept 2019
  • Solstice Gathering, presented by OM Reunion Project, 2006-2017
  • Valhalla Sound Circus (2015)
  • InFlow Festival/FlowRetreat (Stage manager & DJ, 2010-2015)
  • 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/Alien In Flux, Sunday Social (2015-2018)
  • 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)


  • Dub’runch (co-founder and resident, 2015-2019)
  • Archi-Textures (resident 2012-2016, guest 2008-present)
  • Blue Moon Blend (co-founder & resident, 2005-2007)
  • Chicks Dig It (resident, 2004-2005)
  • In Flow Festival (resident DJ & stage manager 2010-2015)
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Thank you to everyone who has followed me, shared a mix, booked me for a gig or wiggled with me on a dancefloor. Your support means a lot!

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


DJ Mixes:

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


Flow down, you’ll get there faster  (deep bass music for hula hoopers, dreamers and do-ers)


Guestmix for Dubmatix’ Bassment Sessions Radio Show (dub n’ bass)


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


Deep n Delicious @ The Tarna HeartBreaker’s Ball (deep tech house)

Deep n Dirty @ Solstice Gathering (tech house)


Love n’ Bass (jazzy & liquid DnB):


Above: Dropping some “dubfunksoulbass” at Promise NYE (above, left) and Eclipse Festival (above, right)


"I am not a noun. I seem to be a verb."

− R. Buckminster Fuller

"Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable."

− Samuel Johnson

"Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable."

− Samuel Johnson

"Music is what feelings sound like"

− Unknown

"Rhythms move in waves. Waves move in patterns. Patterns move in cycles. A human being is just that. Rhythms. Waves. Patterns. Cycles. Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance."

− Gabrielle Roth

"If music be the food of love, play on."

− William Shakespeare

"Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple."

− Albert Einstein

" Where words fail, music speaks."

− Hans Christian Andersen

"You treat the air as a canvas and the paint is the chords that come through your fingers, out of the keyboard.— "

− Pharrell Williams

"Bass gives the music the taste. Bass is all over the place. If you can't play the bass, that's a big disgrace."

− Robbie Shakespeare