Purple Sneakers DJs

Run by Emma Jones 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’. 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 held in 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 Martin, Purple Sneakers Radio anchor and Podcast host/DJ Caitlin Medcalf and Nick Luke aka Moonbase) have toured the globe and performed at just about every Australian festival there is to play. Last year, Purple Sneakers celebrated ‘Ten Years of Taste’ with a birthday party as part of Vivid Festival, a national tour and a two stage event at King St Crawl in Newtown, Sydney. This year saw Purple Sneakers return again to the Vivid Festival program with another birthday party, #PS11.

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.

For all enquiries regarding Purple Sneakers DJs, please contact [email protected].