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  • Purple Disco Machine & Benjamin Ingrosso’s Delightful ‘Honey Boy’


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    Coming off his Coachella performance, multi-platinum artist and Grammy-Award winning producer Purple Disco Machine has teamed up with Swedish hit maker Benjamin Ingrosso, global music icon Nile Rodgers, and Jamaican rising star Shenseea to release their eagerly anticipated single, ‘Honey Boy’, out now via Sony Music Germany/RCA Records.

    Sweet Like Honey

    ‘Honey Boy’ sees the four musical powerhouses unite to create an electrifying summer anthem. The group combined the infectious grooves of classic funky Disco with modern Pop sensibilities. ‘Honey Boy’ transports listeners to a realm of pure euphoria with its rhythm, vocals and driving energy.

    The single has become a firm favorite in Benjamin Ingrosso’s captivating live performances. He introduced the song as a special addition to his sets. Inspired by its underlying funk vibes, Purple Disco Machine added his Nu Disco signature touch to the track setting the stage for a collaboration of epic proportions.

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    Purple Disco Machine enlisted the legendary Nile Rodgers to add his trademark iconic guitar licks. As a result, they took the track to new heights. Shenseea emerged as the perfect addition, solidifying the track’s status as a surefire hit.

    Benjamin Ingrosso said: “I came up with ‘Honey Boy’ at a nightclub in Stockholm, carried away by the rhythm of a house beat that instantly had me humming along to what would become the chorus. (…) We all felt the potential the song had and that we had to add more talented influences to make it reach its full potential”. He then adds, “I reached out to Tino [Purple Disco Machine] to see if he wanted to finalise it with me, which he wanted! After having gone back and forth and crafted what we believed was the perfect foundation for the song, we reached out to Shenseea who joined in and added her touch to the record.

    “The final piece of the puzzle was when Tino got Nile Rodgers to add live guitar to the song, infusing the track with authentic disco-era vibes.”

    -Benjamin Ingrosso

    Purple Disco Machine adds: “Benjamin sent the track to me late last year and I was immediately intrigued by its hook, infectious melody and overall funky vibes. I just couldn’t wait to really upgrade and highlight the disco and funk sensibilities of this one. Shenseea’s voice just fits the song perfectly and really complements Benjamin’s amazing vocal performance”. And as a piece of Trivia, he didn’t hesitate to mention Rogders: “Obviously with an artist name like mine it is pretty easy to guess that Nile Rodgers is one of my all-time heroes and someone I always dreamed of working with. Legend doesn’t really cover it! I reached out to his team and was just so thrilled when his guitar lines came back“.

    “It’s the perfect match to this track and I could not be prouder to have my name with his on the artist credits. Just can’t wait to actually meet him.”

    -Purple Disco Machine

    Revival of Disco

    Purple Disco Machine has been at the forefront of a disco revival, earning accolades and chart success with his infectious grooves. The track follows recent singles ‘Higher Ground’ feat. Roosevelt and ‘Beat of Your Heart’ with ÁSDÍS, ‘Something On My Mind’ alongside Duke Dumont and Nothing But Thieves, and ‘Substitution‘, which achieved over 200 million streams worldwide. With an impressive track record that includes Grammy wins and remixes for a multitude of acclaimed artists, Purple Disco Machine has solidified his position as a trailblazer in electronic music. Having received a Grammy for Best Remixed Recording for his rendition of Lizzo’s ‘About Damn Time,‘ Purple Disco Machine continues to ride a wave of incredible success.

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    Benjamin Ingrosso

    Swedish singer, songwriter and producer Benjamin Ingrosso brings his unique energy to ‘Honey Boy’.  With 850 million global streams across his catalogue, Benjamin Ingrosso reached the whole world. The single follows on from his recent track ‘Kite’. The latter has amassed over 10 million global streams since its release in January. ‘Kite’ has been mentioned approved and highlighted by Billboard and Rolling Stone. With over 17 thousand airplays across 465 radio stations, ‘Kite’ has made its mark on international airplay charts. In effect, it achieved notable peaks at #1 in Sweden, #16 in Italy, #40 in Denmark, and #86 in Germany. In February, Apple Music announced Ingrosso as its very own ‘Up Next Nordics’ artist. The award solidified his status as one of the most exciting talents coming out of Sweden. He is also in demand live and sold out 100 thousand tickets on his last tour.

    Shenseea and Rodgers

    Shenseea has cemented her place as one of music’s most in demand rising stars. She exudes confidence, slick-tongued patois rhymes and energetic reworkings of dancehall hits. Consequently, Shenseea has earned stamps of approval from The New York Times, The Guardian, Billboard, Missy Elliot and more. Prior collaborations include Christina Aguilera, Major Lazer and Kanye West. Shenseea’s collaboration with Purple Disco Machine, Benjamin Ingrosso and Nile Rodgers promises to be a highlight of her already illustrious career.

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    Nile Rodgers, is the iconic musician and producer behind some of the greatest funk and disco hits of all time. He lends his unparalleled talent to ‘Honey Boy’. Rodgers is a Rock And Roll and Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee and multiple Grammy winner. Moreover, he has left an indelible mark on the global music industry with his band Chic. Furthermore he has collaborated with a very long list of legends such as David Bowie, Madonna, Daft Punk and, most recently, Beyoncé. He was recently announced as the 2024 recipient of the Polar Music Prize.

    Disco is alive and better than ever. Get your sweet booties on the dancefloor and recalibrate your senses with ‘Honey Boy’.

    The post Purple Disco Machine & Benjamin Ingrosso’s Delightful ‘Honey Boy’ appeared first on EDMTunes.


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