If dance music is suffering from an epidemic of conformity then apparently no one told Brodinski about it. The man behind dance music's most daring imprint, Bromance Records, has been doing whatever the f*ck he has wanted to since he first released Bromance #1 and introduced the world to "Control Movement" and "Let the Beat Control Your Body." Since then he's persistently promoted whatever music and sounds he currently enjoys regardless of its commercial viability. The Purple Ride is the next step in the Bromance saga. A collection of tracks that Brodinski describes as; "A concentrate of everything I love. No compromise, no label, no nothing, just music.," The Purple Ride is a dreary collection of syrupy trap and liquid techno grooves punctuated by an indescribable French cool. As if to prove his point, Brodinski opens The Purple Ride with a chopped and screwed rendition of R. Kelly's "This Is What I Feel." From there the mix is so defiantly unique that it escapes definition; R&B crooning, industrial techno, codeine-laced trap - a seemingly incoherent collection of tracks with one distinct similarity, a greyscale haze of filters that hiss and drip down every layer of the mix with ghostly effect.