Hai Karate pres: Wave Racer

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The Hifi Club & Hai Karate are proud to present: Wave Racer

Twenty-three-year-old Tom Purcell is Wave Racer, a 64-bit freak speeding through the horizon, straight for the unknown. Taking both Australia and the world by storm, Purcell’s blend of pixelated funk zooms and enhances on trans-continental club sounds and gold plated production standards and blows them straight out of the water.

Signed by Australian tastemaker record label Future Classic following his debut ‘Rock U Tonight’, Purcell doubled down with the release of ‘Streamers’ in early 2014, fast becoming one of the most rotated artists on Australia’s Triple J and a regular fixture on international stations BBC1 andKCRW.

Backing his personal productions, Wavey has given his glistening aquatic remix treatment to a cascade of tracks before re-releasing them into the wild. Cosmo’s Midnight, Ryan Hemsworth, Flight Facilities, Dcup and Panama are only the start of a long list of artists Purcell has rubbed exactly the right way.

Wave Racer’s sound is often (and best) described as driving down Mario Kart’s Rainbow Road to the club of your dreams. Melding vocal samples, synthesised trumpets and bass guitar slaps with his sunrise-styled melodies, Purcell gained early attention from the likes of Diplo, Flume, Snakehips, Madeon, and Skrillex.