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Exclusive Premiere: Cy Humphreys – Dove Culture (Jamie Anderson Remix)

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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. For their 11th release they’ve turned to Cy Humphreys who caught the labels attention last year with releases on Arthouse and Development, both of which have been  regular fixtures in the Purp & Soul label owner’s sets.

Titled ‘Dove Culture’ the inbound EP is as its name suggests a homage to 90s rave culture, revoking memories of the decades via its pitched vocals, retro snares and distinctive drum breaks. The single comes backe by three remixes, the pick of the bunch for our money being Jamie Anderson’s take on Dove culture with the Artform boss retaining the spirit of the original whilst placing a firm emphasis on instilling a groove. Other reworks come from fellow DT favourites Apes and Seb Wildblood for a package that will be sure to be getting plenty of play at DT HQ in the coming months. Slated to arrive July 14 you can check out Jamie’s excellent remix of ‘Dove Culture below.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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