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Looking back, the meeting of minds during a chance encounterof Igor Tchkotoua (Pig) and Dan Duncan on a flight to Spain in 1999, soundslike the opening scene of a Hollywood movie, certainly neither musician couldhave the written the script of what happened next. Recognizing a mutualphilosophy, and using their own musical background that dated back to the startof the dance scene, they combined to create a slick production outfit thatwould entrance clubbers and soon win compilation support from the likes ofSander Kleinenberg, Felix Da Housecat, John Digweed and Nic Fanciulli.
Most significantly though, their tech tour de force ʻOhYeahʼ (2005) signaled the start of their ongoing relationship with CocoonRecordings, which has seen their status as DJs and producers soar on a globallevel.
From humble beginnings in late 80s, playing the tea boy andexploring the workings of a recording studio, both Igorʼs & Danʼsexperiences stem from an era of primitive technology and old fashioned production techniques. Danʼsown history saw him as part of the hugely successful drum ʻnʼ bass actʻIntenseʼ, during which time he also played alongside luminaries such as LTJBukem and Fabio & Grooverider.
When Pig&Dan decided to join forces, they began a trulyprolific production schedule – with 18 releases in just over year –establishing their reputation as producers of pulsating electronic music thatstraddled dark house and high energy techno whilst creating their signature oftwisted and experimental breakdowns. These releases on their label Submission would prove to be merely astepping stone though.
In 2005,they commenced Sonic Society and focused more toward the edgy minimal thatwould attract Cocoon Recordings, as well as all the leading jocks such as SvenVath, Loco Dice and Tiefschwarz. As testament to their continued master productionskills, the
Disturbinglydark ʻOh Yeahʼ has been followed by 8 more releases on the seminal Frankfurtimprint, including their own artist album, ʻImagineʼ. During this time, theirprofile as in-demand remixers has reached the point where such electronicpioneers as Underworld were coming back for more !
Stand stilltoo long and youʼll be knocked down, so the latest twist in the Pig&Danstory sees Igor (aka Pig) coming back to the wheels of steel and joining Danafter a long break in rehab. The Duo are stronger than ever and have recentlybrought their new label "ONOLOG" to the Techno stage.
Pig&Danare currently involved with collaborations with techno masters such as SephanBodzin, Mark Reeve, Samuel L Sessions, Gustavo Bravetti, MiniCoolBoyz, MihalisSafras and Butch to mention a few. The new leaf has been turned with theirONOLOG upbringing plus their big move to DJ management masterminds Plantage13.Now theyʼre set for yet another rocket around the globes club and festivalvenues projecting their positive sounds.
It is clearthat After opening Cocoon club for 2011 with a capacity venue rocking, theirschedule is going to be yet another year of good times shared by the masses.Pig&Dan ́s favorite labels Cocoon and Terminal M are at the ready for yetanother landslide of monster releases so watch and of course listen out, thereis a party in the air.Best Pig & Dan Songs of All Time