Saturday 17th June
East Point Pavilion
Part of The Intergalactic Get Down Silent Disco
Purple City are the East Anglia meets East London record label and DJ connection that literally no-one asked for, but showed up anyway. Comprised of Great Yarmouth born Fortiesfield aka Matthew D Bayfield and Leyton born Ashley Hill aka Ashley Hill, when not running record labels Purple City (@purplecityco) and Kikuji (@kikujirecs) the duo shell down dances around the UK, host a monthly radio show, occasionally bang out the odd film podcast and once even shot their own DJ focused cookery show.
Both music industry veterans with over a decade of experience, as a label you can expect releases that fuse all myriad strains of UK underground music through a foundation of hip-hop and, by extension, rare-groove heritage. Fostering a focused and slow growing roster the boys take a boutique approach to their catalogue with Purple City releases tending to be fully realised, coherent bodies of work pressed to vinyl rather than scattershot singles or digitally atomised streaming-focused tracks and compilations… It’s financial suicide, but frankly they’re just not that smart.
As DJs expect the vibes on the ‘floor to go pretty much anywhere from disco, house and Dipset to UKG bangers, certified rave weapons at 160bpm and tear jerking Phil Collins classics… There was even that one time Fortiesfield did a folk and country set, but Ashley won’t let it be spoken of anywhere ever again in any official capacity.
The pair have played festivals up and down the UK and hold residencies at both The Empire in Great Yarmouth and East Point Pavilion in Lowestoft.
Purple City’s set is part of our Silent Disco, one of our Sundown Events that keep the party going in Lowestoft town once the free beach programme finishes at Dusk (21:30)