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Confirmed Perfomance at PrideFest Milwaukee - March 12, 2014

I will be performing at the Milwaukee PrideFest taking place on June 8, 2014. This event will be held at the Summerfest Grounds at Henry W. Maier Festival Park, 200 North Harbor Drive. Set times will be made available at a later date.

Groove FM monthly mixes with DJ Purple - March 11, 2014

It is confirmed. Groove FM (98.1) UK will present a monthly guest mix by DJ Purple (the duke of House) on Sundays at 3PM GMT (9AM, CDT). Future air dates will be announced.


http://www.justin.tv/groovefm

Groove FM in the mix with DJ Purple - March 2, 2014

Groove FM (98.1) UK presents a guest mix by DJ Purple (the duke of House) at 3PM GMT.


http://www.justin.tv/groovefm

Groove FM in the mix with DJ Purple - February 16, 2014

Groove FM (98.1) UK presents a guest mix by DJ Purple (the duke of House) at 3PM GMT.


http://www.justin.tv/groovefm

Mix Sessions on Hittin Hard Radio - Session #2 - February 13, 2014

WHHP MKE/Hittin Hard Radio.com
Mix Sessions with The Other Guys DJ Crew:
Ya Boi Pep
Dial Tone
DJ Short Style

Guest DJ:
Purple (the duke of House)

February 13, 2014
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM, CDT
http://hittinhardradio.com

Mix Sessions on Hittin Hard Radio - January 2, 2014

WHHP MKE/Hittin Hard Radio.com
Mix Sessions with The Other Guys DJ Crew:
Ya Boi Pep
Dial Tone
DJ Short Style

Guest DJs:
Craig McNeal
Purple (the duke of House)

January 9, 2014
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM, CDT
http://hittinhardradio.com

Phantom Grey Enterprises is ranked in the Top 3 DJs in Kenosha - August 12, 2013

Exclusive Mix For Irma Records (mixed by DJ Purple The Duke Of House) - January 20, 2012

DJ Purple (the duke of House) has been playing house music for over 15
years. His brand of music is best described as "Organic Dance Music": a
‘classy’ combination of commercial hits and “hot” underground records
compiled in such a way as to maintain a total club experience. He has
played in various locations in the USA and Europe to include Chicago
Illinois, Salt Lake City Utah, London England and Lyon France.

This is his first official mix compilation.

http://www.junodownload.com/products/exclusive-mix-for-irma-records-mixed-by-dj-purple-the-duke-of-house-unmixed-tracks/1894442-02

Internet Programming Notes: SOUL REVIVIAL on www.jerseydjs.com – May 2011 - April 27, 2011

Friends,

In spite of my revolving local commitments I will still be able to run three SOUL REVIVAL mixshows on Jerseydjs.com during the month of May 2011:

- 1 May 2011, 8 – 10 PM, EST; my tribute to one of the greatest, Loleatta Holloway. Others have had their tributes, but none like this one!

- 14 May 2001 (Saturday night special), 12 midnight – 2 AM, EST; I Love the 90s…the Golden Age of House Music. I’ve you are down to get your 90s fix on, this will be the time to get it in…

- 22 May 2011, 8 – 10 PM, EST; DJ Purple Pre-Birthday Mix. Actual birthday is 27 May, but I expect to celebrate since that is a Friday and that also happens to be the holiday weekend…no work for me!

Mark your calendars.
Tell your friends.
And, most importantly – join me in the chat room…

DJ Purple

“PRYME VEKTOR” SOUL REVIVAL SPECIAL - Birthday Mix for Mom – Feb 2011 - February 19, 2011

Wed, Feb 23 at 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, EST

o Host:
o DJ Purple (the duke of House)

www.radio.jerseydjs.com

February 24 is my mother’s birthday. As recent tradition dictates it’s time for the birthday celebration mix, this time in the “Pryme Vektor” show slot, and as the “Soul Revival” special. Tradition also dictates that we go afro-centric style…

I invite you to join me in celebrating another birthday in the original show format: 1st Half – unmixed with disco and a little bit of African vibes for good measure; 2nd Half – club mixed, and featuring more deep afro-flavors for your listening pleasure.


While you’re listening you can also join the chat room…

New Date/Time for "Soul Revival" - November 24, 2010

SOUL REVIVAL on Jerseydjs.com will now air on Sundays 8PM - 10 PM EST...

SOUL REVIVAL 4-Year Anniversary – Sep 2010 - August 29, 2010

It is amazing how time flies. “Soul Revival” will now enter year number four as an internet radio mixshow for Jerseydjs.com. To have this milestone is special for more than one reason. First, it will be the first broadcasting from my new residence in the metropolitan Chicagoland area; since Chicago is my hometown the anniversary show will actually be a ‘homecoming’ of sorts. The other reason that this is special is that although the mixshow will be four years running, the Soul Revival ‘brand’ is much older, ten years to be exact. [The first “Soul Revival” CD demo mix that I recorded was on October 14, 2000]

I invite you to join me as I celebrate by giving you an extended play: 5 hours of soul/dance music, and a throwback to the original show format…1st Half – unmixed, and featuring classic tracks that will be guaranteed to blow your mind; 2nd Half – club mixed, and featuring the hottest tracks of today and yesteryear!

While you’re listening you can also join the chat room…

Tune in via www.radio.jerseydjs.com on Saturday September 25, 7PM – 12AM, EST

Watch your time zones: the show will start at 7PM, EST (New York)/6PM, CST (Chicago)/5PM MST (Denver)/4PM PST (Los Angeles)

SOUL REVIVAL…FEEL THE FIRE!

New Projects - August 29, 2010

Friends,

In order to demonstrate my undying love of House Music I will be embarking on two fun projects simultaneously. The first will consist of me listening to my old cassette tapes onto which I recorded hot mixes from the Chicago radio stations – my single focus will be WKKC, 89.3 FM. The aim is to document the many different DJs I was exposed to over the number of years that recorded the shows. The second project will be to simply post photos of those tapes – this one will be a continuous project as I can simply create a folder for the photo album and add to it as I finish each tape.

Strap yourselves in…

DJ Purple

Internet Radio Broadcasting Notes: Relocation to Chicago - June 22, 2010

I have been given reassignment orders to Chicago this summer and as a result the “Soul Revival” and Pryme Vektor” internet radio mixshows on Jerseydjs.com will be in a short hiatus. Since my departure is imminent I will be broadcasting older shows in order to fill the airtimes; once my belongings are packed and moved I will be off-air. Once I get settled at my new residence I will be able to continue to bring you the weekly shows for your entertainment. I anticipate that the entire process should last from now until mid-August, which will be near the time of the four-year anniversary of “Soul Revival”.

DJ Purple/DJ Optymus Pryme

Afterhours (a deep house session): the UtahFM.org Finale - May 31, 2010

Join me on 11 June 2010 as I throw down the deepest house grooves one last time in the Salt Lake Valley. I have relocation orders to Chicago and now it’s time to wind down. This show will be very special - and appropriate for the occasion. I have enjoyed my previous 13 months as a UtahFM disc jockey and I will always treasure the experience.

“Afterhours (a deep house session): the UtahFM.org Finale”, hosted by DJ Purple (the duke of House)

Deep House Music incorporating smooth/jazzy/funky/soulful grooves, designed to cool down your evening...mark your calendar and clear your schedule! This show will be archived for two weeks – after that it’s all over!

Friday, 11 June 2010, 10:30PM – 12:00AM, MST (12:30AM - 2:00AM, EST --- early Saturday morning), live from the studio of Utah Free Media (where volunteer, grassroots broadcasting lives online) – downtown Salt Lake City!

If you’re outside of Utah make sure to check your time zones…

www.utahfm.org.

House-Style Takeover: 21-22 May 2010! - May 15, 2010

Friends,

Below is a snapshot of the “house-style takeover” for the weekend of 21-22 May. This is the weekend before my birthday and I need to get it in...

“Afterhours (a deep house session)”, hosted by DJ Purple (the duke of House)

Deep House Music incorporating smooth/jazzy/funky/soulful grooves, designed to cool down your evening...mark your calendar and clear your schedule!

Friday, 10:30PM – 12:00AM, MST (12:30AM - 2:00AM, EST --- early Saturday morning),
live from the studio of Utah Free Media (where volunteer, grassroots broadcasting lives online)

www.utahfm.org.



"Soul Revival" on www.radio.jerseydjs.com
Saturday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, EST
House Music to move and revive your soul! [and help celebrate DJ Purple's upcoming birthday]

Courtesy of DJ Purple (the duke of House)

Be there or be square!

Internet Radio Programming Notes - March 23, 2010

Due to a family emergency I will not broadcast any internet radio shows for the next three weeks; I should be able to go again on April 16th.

Technical Issues Resolved - February 27, 2010

Great news!

The technical issues with the encoder have been resolved. Soul Revival and Pryme Vektor are back in effect immediately. Due to free space I will be able to broadcast a double-set beginning with the original projected New Year’s show, followed by the Belated Birthday Mix for Mom. These shows will be re-broadcast in two weeks when I return from a business trip.

Special thanks to all who waited patiently with me. It feels great to be back up and in the game again.

DJ Purple/DJ Optymus Pryme

Internet Radio Programming Notes – Feb 2010 - February 13, 2010

Not too long ago I announced that I would be upgrading equipment and I also anticipated that I would be able to return to broadcasting my internet radio shows, “Soul Revival” and “Pryme Vektor” via Jerseydjs.com. I was successfully able to accomplish only one of the two goals: upgrading the equipment. Due to technical issues concerning my PC-encoder ‘interface’ I will not be able to broadcast shows via Jerseydjs.com, until further notice. I am confident that the issues will be resolved once the PC is examined by a professional “geek”, and the good news is that I can still broadcast “Afterhours (a deep house session)” via UtahFM.org, operating out of Salt Lake City, Utah. In the meantime I will not be sending any more “notes” concerning the status of the troubleshooting – I would rather just send an announcement once I am ready to broadcast the Jerseydjs.com shows again.

DJ Purple/DJ Optymus Pryme

Internet Radio Programming Notes – Jan 2010 - January 15, 2010

As 2010 rolls on, my goal is to continue to rock the box with the hottest and most eclectic sounds. With that, I do have some disappointing news concerning two of my internet radio mixshows which are broadcast on www.jerseydjs.com. Due to equipment issues “Soul Revival” with DJ Purple and “Pryme Vektor” with DJ Optymus Pryme will be on hiatus for an undetermined amount of time. The main objective for me is to upgrade an important piece of equipment and I am determined to install quality; this will take a little time. Once the equipment issues are resolved I can get back to the “business” of entertainment.

While this is indeed a disappointment, all is not lost. My third internet radio mixshow, “Afterhours (a deep house session)”, on www.UtahFM.org, is not affected as the show is broadcast from the studio of Utah Free Media, downtown Salt Lake City. You can continue to check me out on Friday nights.

The best is yet to come!


DJ Purple/DJ Optymus Pryme

SOUL REVIVAL THREE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY: RE-BROADCAST! - October 18, 2009

Mark your calendars, then tell your friends!

Tune in via www.radio.jerseydjs.com Saturday November 7th, 2009
7PM – 9PM, EST

For those who may have missed the initial broadcasting of “Soul Revival” on October 3rd, you will get another chance to hear some finger-poppin’, hand-clappin’, foot-stompin’ soulful house music via Jerseydjs.com. The “Soul Revival Three-Year Anniversary” mixshow will be re-broadcast on November 7th, 2009, 7PM – 9PM, Eastern Standard Time (Check your specific time zone so that you miss out – the show will NOT be archived onto the Jerseydjs.com website, however, there is the possibility of a double-CD in the works…) One final note – you will need Windows Media Player installed in order to enjoy the sounds.


See the initial program advertisement below:


“On Sep 2, 2006 I realized my dream of hosting a house music radio show by launching “Soul Revival” on Jerseydjs.com. This was a brand new experience for me and was met with a few exciting challenges. It was also extremely gratifying for me to be able to play my brand of soulful music for an audience, and to be included in a dynamic roster of skilled DJs. After all, my vision of Soul Revival was “an opportunity to dig back into the roots of House Music: a soulful, melodic, and spiritual clubbing experience”. Three years (and several “Spotlight Mixes”) later the show is still in full effect, and I invite you to join me as I celebrate by taking things back to the original show format: 1st Hour – unmixed, and featuring classic tracks; 2nd Hour – club mixed, and featuring the hottest current tracks! While you’re listening you can also join the chat room…”


Soul Revival…Feel The Fire!

SOUL REVIVAL UPDATE - September 24, 2009

Due to PC issues the SOUL REVIVAL THREE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY show will be tentatively scheduled for Oct 3, 2009, 7 –9 PM, EST
www.radio.jerseydjs.com

SOUL REVIVAL THREE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY - Sep 2009 - August 18, 2009

On Sep 2, 2006 I realized my dream of hosting a house music radio show by launching “Soul Revival” on Jerseydjs.com. This was a brand new experience for me and was met with a few exciting challenges. It was also extremely gratifying for me to be able to play my brand of soulful music for an audience, and to be included in a dynamic roster of skilled DJs. After all, my vision of Soul Revival was “an opportunity to dig back into the roots of House Music: a soulful, melodic, and spiritual clubbing experience”. Three years (and several “Spotlight Mixes”) later the show is still in full effect, and I invite you to join me as I celebrate by taking things back to the original show format: 1st Hour – unmixed, and featuring classic tracks; 2nd Hour – club mixed, and featuring the hottest current tracks! While you’re listening you can also join the chat room…

Tune in via www.radio.jerseydjs.com on Saturday September 26, 7PM – 9PM, EST

House Music “Triple Crown” in Salt Lake City - August 2, 2009

I have been very busy over the course of the last 8 weeks. First there was the business trip to Cheyenne, WY, where on some free time I found a vinyl record store and bought some old school goodies. Then there was my annual vacation time in the hometown of Chicago – the birthplace of House Music. Last week I played a minor role in supporting the Springville World Folkfest which was a sight to behold. Now I will embark in yet another adventure this weekend as I gear up for the “triple crown” in Salt Lake City.

Friday (Saturday morning) - Aug 7:

“Afterhours (a deep house session)” – www.UtahFM.org, 12:30 AM – 2:00 AM, EST. I will be putting down some smooth/jazzy/funky/soulful grooves.

Saturday- Aug 8:

“Soul Revival” – www.radio.jerseydjs.com, 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM, EST. I will be presenting a special classic and obscure Disco mix, just for the old school Househeads (LTHS c/o 89 take note!). After the show I will actually be heading to the W Lounge in downtown Salt Lake City to investigate the sounds of Big City House as the guest DJ will be Frankie J from Chi-Town.

Sunday - Aug 9:

“Volleyball Sundays” at Liberty Park (Salt Lake City), 4:00 – 9:00, EST (4:00 – 7:00, MST). I will be the guest, along with resident DJ Danny Dance, www.danceisafeeling.com. For this set I have some tricks up my sleeve, to include a couple of classics that will be played at just the right time. (Salt Lake people – you’ve been served notice!)

Get ready for a “jam” packed weekend!

One more note (for the ‘Grand Slam’):

The following Tuesday (Aug 11) will bring more goodies for the discriminating ear, as “Pryme Vektor” kicks in on www.radio.jerseydjs.com, 10:00 PM – 12 midnight, EST. 80’s classics for your listening pleasure (LTHS c/o 89…take note again!)

MJ Tribute on Soul Revival - July 20, 2009

A few weeks ago the world stood still as we absorbed the loss of an icon in the form of Michael Jackson. Since his passing there have been swarms of tribute parties and celebrations of his life, both on radio and in the clubs. It is now my turn to add some of my flavor into the mix. For my return to the decks on SOUL REVIVAL this Saturday, July 25th, from 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM, EST, I will hold a tribute show that will be – in a word – unique. The listening audience is guaranteed a treat – just make sure you log in at www.radio.jerseydjs.com.

Rest in peace Michael – you will probably never know how much you were loved!
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