Purify Records is a vinyl label for electronic music. It aims to explore and expand the boundaries of contemporary electronic music with timeless, defined and mature sound that is guided by the
past, present and future. In order to make this approach tangible Purify Records will regulary invite international artists that fit into this musical concept for club events.
Johannes Volk is known for his releases on Axis, Sistrum, Dolly, Construct Re-Form or his own label Exploration, producing conceptual techno. At heart he is a vinyl collector and his DJ sets combine an open minded, raw and hypnotic techno sound. At the age of 14 Johannes came into contact with Detroit Techno. From this time he began to explore the roots of electronic dance music and collecting records. It was not long after that an obsessed Johannes began producing his own music, collecting and mastering the machines responsible for sculpting the music he was now in love with. Amazingly his first record was released on Jeff Mills’ Axis Records in 2006 followed by a series of vinyl releases on other labels including Patrice Scott’s Sistrum and Steffi’s Dolly imprint. Later he decided to start his own label to release more of his material in 2011. Named ‘Exploration’ the imprint is dedicated to conceptual Techno and Science-Fiction music and has given Johannes full creative freedom to amazing effect.
Johannes Volk (Axis Records, Token Records, Exploration Records)
tangram (Purify Records, Cologne)
Reshift (Purify Records, Berlin)
Cramp (Purify Records, Essen)