To be honest, it has been only a few hours since we arrived back home. Our heads are still very much wrapped up in a holiday state of mind right now and we are trying our best to ease ourselves back into the daily grind and all that it entails. But, while we’ve been away, topping up our suntan and cooling ourselves down with many refreshing glasses of raspberry and peach Gintonica cocktails. We have continued to delve into the treasure trove of new music releases in the EQ mailbag at leisure. We didn’t get time to write up a post about the latest Purple Disco Machine release, the track “Dopamine,” before we went on our travels. However, it is still dope and also superbly suits our current mood.
Besides, our publicist friends have been trying their hardest to persuade us to write about Purple Disco Machine for the longest time. “Dopamine” has us cracked because of its unmistakable use of 80s stylings, and Pharrell meets Laura Branigan esque groove. There really wasn’t a more suitable fit than plugging this Purple Disco Machine track written about the feel-good hormone “Dopamine” into my ears. This track WAS definitely a contributing factor of how I topped up my Dopamine levels while sunbathing beneath the golden sunshine these past two weeks.
Joining the internationally acclaimed producer on the track is the Dutch-born singer/songwriter, Eyelar. She’s already notched up a stellar career to date, having written and collaborated with Demi Lovato, Little Mix, Charli XCX, Bastille and David Guetta. But is also pushing forward with a solo recording career. A transition which in the evidence of this track is heating up considerably.
Although the master brains behind the Purple Disco Machine moniker, Tino Schmidt career almost spans a decade. He makes his official music video debut in the James Fitzgerald directed clip for “Dopamine“. In keeping with the retro vibe, he’s etched into the Purple Disco Machine brand so far. Tino takes inspiration from the iconic Robert Zemeckis “Back To The Future” trilogy. The plot. A time-travelling mission to rescue Eyelar from 2021 and transport her back to the neon era of the pop culture saturated 1980s.
I haven’t watched this music video as much as I have listened to the track. Because switching off for the last two weeks, and lazing on a hot sunny beach has been my vibe. And yes, please. If anyone should know how I go about snapping up a one-way time-travelling ticket for myself… do tell. Not to get all “Yesterday” movie on you, living in a time when Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” hasn’t existed yet or can be heard playing in every leisure establishment on the promenade, sounds good to me.