Following shortly after Fragments XII, Purified Records celebrates 2022’s final selection of melodic and deep sounds, revealing its three-track Fragments XIII compilation – out now on all streaming platforms.
Opening with their instrumental cut Wind, German production outfit Diode Eins make their label debut. Floating across a laidback arrangement, the producers combine undulating synths, shuffling percussion and bold instrumentals to enter a mystical realm. Returning to the imprint, Namatjira teams up with Jelle van Leeuwen for a delicate and blissful offering Reminiscent, where the producers devise a stunning instrumental arrangement with a timeless feel. Frankfurt-based artist PARAFRAME closes out the EP with Euphoria. Building a hypnotic soundscape with staccato notes and raw bass, the track turns with a mesmerising drop, keeping listeners hooked with its enchanting presence.
In January 2019, three school friends from Neuss, Germany decided to follow their shared passion for electronic music and founded Diode Eins. Originally focusing on drum ‘n’ bass, Jannis, Julien and Jerome later discovered their passion for techno in all its forms. For the trio, the musical creative process has the character of a spiritual practice and is dedicated to connecting people through feelings. Be it in the studio, or on the dancefloor, it is all about evoking something in the listener and creating that indescribable energy that we all love so much about dance music. To achieve this, they are always exploring different sound worlds and always aim to deliver something new and unknown – not only in their tracks, but also in their energetic performances.
There are no boundaries in the mind of Dutch producer Joost van der Vleuten. For the past decade, he has released under multiple monikers and explored many different styles in the electronic dance music landscape. After many successful projects and releases in trance, the deep, warm beats and tangled melodies lured him in, and so Namatjira was born. With originals like 1000 Of Years Ago, Road To Nothing and Late At Night, his sound became widely recognised and gained support from the likes of Hernan Cattaneo, Sasha, John Digweed, to name a few. With releases on some of the genres most in-demand imprints, as well as highly successful collaborations and official remixes, his impressive legacy continues to grow.
Frankfurt-based creative PARAFRAME stands out from the masses by combining sound and visuals in a mesmerising fashion. The composer and filmmaker approaches his craft through a unique lens, and musically skates the peripheries of a multitude of styles, never landing on one long enough to become classified by it. His latest album Exhale shows his ability to capture diverse audiences, from the easy listener to the dancefloor lover. The album was also released with a stunning hour-long live show, where he invites his collaborating singers on stage as holograms. With high profile remixes and collaborations with the likes of Cosmic Gate, Miss Monique and Dash Berlin, Pavel Khvaleev is no stranger to the Beatport charts. On a mission to help his audiences escape from reality, the future is looking bright for this outstanding mastermind.