After what has seemed an eternity we're finally back to resuming normal service once more.
Its been a long five months but we are delighted in announcing that the club has finally found a new home at The Annexe....purpose built and part of the Liquid Rooms we think it fits perfectly into the grand scheme of things for the future.....
So what better way to celebrate that kind of good news than to bring in an act who have confirmed themselves as a real force within the global dance community. For over fifteen years they have been releasing quality electronic music at a phenomenal rate that straddles musical genres effortlessly whilst retaining their own distinct underground sound that is like no other..
They have released on seminal labels such as COCOON RECORDINGS,YOSHITOSHI, SOMA and BEDROCK as well as countless other labels at a phenomenal rate and few would argue that their productions are less than of the highest standard. They continue to play at all the major festivals all over the world and with their new label BELUSHI now up and running expect to hear a lot more of them in 2012.. we think they are fantastic...please welcome on their Scottish debut
( 3 hr set )
Looking back, the meeting of minds during a chance encounter of IgorTchkotoua (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 "Balushi" to the Techno stage. Pig&Dan are currently involved with collaborations with techno masters such as Johannes Heil, Eric Sneo, Paul Woolford, Italoboyz, Mihalis Safras and Butch to mention a few. The new leaf has been turned with their Balushi 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 looks strong once again. Theyʼre already confirmed for some of the biggest events of the year such as Pollerwiesen with Paul Kalkbrenner and Nature One in Germany, Natura festival in Mexico and of course Kaballah in Brazil.
Pig&Dan´s favorite labels Cocoon and Yoshitoshi 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.
As an added bonus we have one of the brightest producers in Scotland right now in the shape of Gareth Whitehead who's Bulletdodge record label continues to grow in stature. Armed with a burgeoning artist roster fit for any party anywhere in the world...Gareth is just back from a U.S Tour and will be out in Ibiza this season for his Players Club events which he will be co-hosting with EQTV.. releases on Bulletdodge are earning rave reviews and support continues to grow around the globe
Doors open 11pm til 5am and entry is from the Cowgate/Grassmarket entrance
Entry in the night is £10 at the door....tickets for it will be available next week
Point worth noting: because of the 5am license those travelling from outside Edinburgh
will be able to use the normal services provided at Waverley Railway St. & St Andrew Bus St.
See you on the dancefloor