It's our absolute pleasure to welcome the Purple Sneakers DJs to the UNDR Ctrl agency and announcing a 12 date "Ten Years of Taste" national headline tour - as part of the decade of dance celebrations.
Run by DJ/Producers Gabe Gleeson (one half of electronic duo Indian Summer) and founder Martin Novosel, the Purple Sneakers blog is one of Australia's most prominent and influential niche music hubs - with the objective to air, share, publish and promote what they term ’emerging club music’ from around the world.
Based around a young and enthusiastic team of contributors, Purple Sneakers prides itself as being ‘Trusted for Taste’. Their network of partner clubs across the country sits at the centre of a forward thinking music community that supports the careers of developing Australian and international artists.
Having initially been conceived as a way to make cash in order to fund a DIY record label, the story began at the now legendary Purple Sneakers club at a sweaty little hole called The Abercrombie Hotel in Sydney. After booking hundreds of (now famous) bands and DJs across countless weekly and monthly parties in cities all over Australia, the Purple Sneakers team turned their attention to sharing great music across further platforms; by releasing compilations, touring as DJs, producing remixes and original tracks, launching the Purple Sneakers blog and broadcasting their weekly show on Sydney station FBi Radio.
Purple Sneakers DJs, (these days made up of Gabe, Martin and their radio co-host / producer Nick Luke aka. Moonbase Commander) have toured the globe and performed at just about every Australian festival there is to play. This year, Purple Sneakers celebrates 'Ten Years of Taste' with a birthday party as part of Vivid Festival, a mini documentary, and a national tour.
Whether they are writing about new music, sharing it over the airwaves, playing it in a DJ set, or giving it a live platform at their parties; the Purple Sneakers team are committed to imparting the work of tasteful, young artists with the world.
The Tenth birthday celebrations begin as part of VIVID in June this year, with a wild all day into night shindig at The Lord Gladstone to rival the good ol' days. From there Purple Sneakers curated their own stage at Secret Garden Festival, made a fifth appearance at Splendour in the Grass, and most recently hosted a showcase of emerging club music at Sydney’s King Street Crawl.
Now Purple Sneakers DJs are proud to bring #tenyearsoftaste on the road for the whole country to dance to. Set to play a tasteful selection of some of the best dance tracks over the past decade, this will be a walk (or should we say “dance”) down memory lane you won’t soon forget!
“TEN YEARS OF TASTE” Tour Dates:
September 7 - Bondi, SoSueMe @ Beach Road Hotel
September 13 - Brisbane, Brisbane Festival (Spiegel tent)
September 17 – Geelong, UNO Dance Club
September 23 - Canberra, Transit Bar
October 1 - Sydney, Cakes @ World Bar
October 2 - Erina, Sounds Like A Nice Time @ Proud Mary's
October 8 - Melbourne, Anyway @ The Bottom End
October 14 - Adelaide, Cats @ Rocket Bar
October 15 - Perth, Slim's Up Late @ Jack Rabbit Slims
October 21 - Wollongong, Institute of Dance
October 22- Townsville, Flinders Social
October 27 - Newcastle, Cambridge Hotel