Tino Piontek (born 1980), also known as Tino Schmidt and the stage name Purple Disco Machine, is a German disco and house music producer and DJ.
Tino Piontek grew up in the German Democratic Republic. Through his father, he got to know western rock music at a young age. In 1996 he started producing with the program Cubase and some synthesizers; at the same time he discovered house music on the Dresden nightlife scene. He became active as a DJ himself and in 2012 his first productions appeared. From then on, international DJ performances began and in 2017 his debut album was released on the label Sony Music Entertainment. He celebrated his greatest success so far in August 2020 with the song "Hypnotized", which he recorded for the vocals together with Sophie and the Giants, which peaked at number two on the Italian singles chart, receiving double platinum certification. In the same year he produced the official remixes of Dua Lipa's "Don't Start Now" and Lady Gaga's "Rain on Me". He has his own SiriusXM show on Studio 54 on Fridays called "Purple Disco Tales". Read more on Last.fm
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