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 and KCRW.Backing his personal productions, Wavey has given his glistening aquatic remix treatment to a cascade of tracks before re-releasing them into the wild. Flight Facilities, Duke Dumont, Foster The People and Ryan Hemsworth 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.
Having toured throughout Australia with Disclosure, and alongside Chromeo in both the US and Canada, you could be forgiven for forgetting that he has only been in the spotlight for three years. Featuring at festivals such as HARD Summer, Dour Festival, Peacock Society, Falls, Groovin’ the Moo, Ultra, Mad Decent Boat Party and Coachella, Wave Racer has covered the US, Europe and Australia with ease.