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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 "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.

Ken Masters (Birthday Celebration)

Derek Marin (Plastic City)

Wil Jamhoury

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