Pig & Dan, J-Slyde, Muska, Darius Bassiray, Mish'Chief, Simon Murphy, Dave Juric, Quinn Masters, Remedy,
Louis McCoy, Alex Thomas, Ben Ryan, Luke Coleman, Ben Padula
Looking back, the meeting of minds during a chance encounter of Igor Tchkotoua (Pig) and Dan Duncan on a flight to Spain in 1999, sounds like the opening scene of a Hollywood movie, certainly neither musician could have the written the script of what happened next. Recognizing a mutual philosophy, and using their own musical background that dated back to the start of the dance scene, they combined to create a slick production outfit that would entrance clubbers and soon win compilation support from the likes of Sander Kleinenberg, Felix Da Housecat, John Digweed and Nic Fanciulli.
Most significantly though, their tech tour de force ʻOh Yeahʼ (2005) signaled the start of their ongoing relationship with Cocoon Recordings, which has seen their status as DJs and producers soar on a global level.
From humble beginnings in late 80s, playing the tea boy and exploring the workings of a recording studio, both Igorʼs & Danʼs experiences stem from an era of primitive technology and old fashioned production techniques. Danʼs own history saw him as part of the hugely successful drum ʻnʼ bass act ʻIntenseʼ, during which time he also played alongside luminaries such as LTJ Bukem and Fabio & Grooverider.
When Pig&Dan decided to join forces, they began a truly prolific production schedule – with 18 releases in just over year – establishing their reputation as producers of pulsating electronic music that straddled dark house and high energy techno whilst creating their signature of twisted and experimental breakdowns. These releases on their label Submission would prove to be merely a stepping stone though.
In 2005, they commenced Sonic Society and focused more toward the edgy minimal that would attract Cocoon Recordings, as well as all the leading jocks such as Sven Vath, Loco Dice and Tiefschwarz. As testament to their continued master production skills, the disturbingly dark ʻOh Yeahʼ has been followed by 8 more releases on the seminal Frankfurt imprint, including their own artist album, ʻImagineʼ. During this time, their profile as in-demand remixers has reached the point where such electronic pioneers as Underworld were coming back for more!
Stand still too long and youʼll be knocked down, so the latest twist in the Pig&Dan story sees Igor (aka Pig) coming back to the wheels of steel and joining Dan after a long break in rehab. The Duo are stronger than ever and have recently brought their new label "ONOLOG" to the Techno stage.
Pig&Dan are currently involved with collaborations with techno masters such as Sephan Bodzin, Mark Reeve, Samuel L Sessions, Gustavo Bravetti, MiniCoolBoyz, Mihalis Safras and Butch to mention a few. The new leaf has been turned with their ONOLOG upbringing plus their big move to DJ management masterminds Plantage13. Now theyʼre set for yet another rocket around the globes club and festival venues projecting their positive sounds.
It is clear that After opening Cocoon club for 2011 with a capacity venue rocking, their schedule 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 yet another landslide of monster releases so watch and of course listen out, there is a party in the air.