Erstwhile Roger Sanchez cohorts Trim and Mira make their Purple debut... And they've invited vocalist Maximilian G along for the ride. As the duo lay down a slick, sliky house groove (complete with a really lavish fretless slap bassline), Max G ensures the soul aspect is felt in full effect with his powerful vocal charge. Elsewhere on the remix flex Ianky Garcia goes deep with two rubs; the main one embraces the quintessential funky house ingredients with such aplomb this wouldn't have gone amiss on Defected back in the day, while the sunset remix is Balearic bliss thanks to the smouldering keys and rippling nylon string guitar plucks. Stunning in every direction.
With a career that spans back to the mid-90s, if anyone can step up to Purple's Purpleized artist series it's D'Attis. Compiling tracks that date as far back as 1998 (his quintessentially soulful rub of Jamie Lewis's "For You"), the album acts as an impeccable audio CV while plotting the development of house music in the process. Styles and sounds come in myriad forms from the bulbous bass minimalism of his "Once Again" remix to his Latin-licked sunset sizzles "Circolo Cubano". A worthy addition for both completists and those who've only just got acquainted with the D'Attis style.