Ivan Purple first began to DJ in January 2015. He purchased new DJ gear and speakers and began to play at various house parties. A couple of years later, he then joined Techno Snobs as one of their first members and worked with them for 3 years. While with Techno Snobs, he played at various shows and clubs including Full Moon Festival and opened for acts such as I Hate Models and Perc. After the 3 years, he left Techno Snobs and joined Dvina as one of their resident techno DJs. While with Dvina he opened up for acts including Julian Jeweil and Luke Andy. After a year of being with Dvina and learning the ropes, he felt that it was time to leave and create a collective on his own. Within a few days, he recruited 13 DJs/producers and acquired a rehearsal space which essentially became the headquarters to what is now known as the DJ collective named SOULSET.