Get Your DJ Screw on With “Purplelizer” App
Slowed and throwed.
Inspired by the chopped and screwed technique pioneered by Texas legend DJ Screw (RIP) in the early ’90s, the team behind the new app Purplelizer hopes to bring the power to slow tracks to the masses.
In an interview with Noisey, Tomás Peña of the Purplelizer team stated, “The app was inspired by the chopped and screwed movement which is related to purple haze smokers and sizzurp drinkers. We started doing more research and discovered that as many as 10% of young people in the US have tried sizzurp and might be listening to that chopped music, so we decided to give wings to the kids. Well, also to the grown ups, but we were inspired mostly by the kids.”
However, don’t expect to be able to achieve the same results as professionals, since the rudimentary app only slows tracks down. The result is a more simplified take on the Houston technique, but still seriously fun to try out.
Watch a hilarious introductory video for the app in the player above, and download it here.