Pig & Dan and Mark Reeve – Turbulence / Violets (Bedrock Digital)
If you’re talking about exciting underground producers, two of the first names out of the hat should always be Igor Tchkotoua and Dan Duncan (aka Pig&Dan), since 1999 their distinctive mixture of influences has given them a sound that is both innovative and easily recognizable. Their Sonic Society label and relationship with Sven Vath’s Cocoon family have led to global respect for this dynamic duo.
Recently, they teamed up with English ex-pat Mark Reeve (and Malta’s Dean Demanuele) to create a truly international melting pot of hip-swinging, groovy rhythms on ‘Machines’, which is a standout track on Bedrock’s stellar ‘Underground Sound Of Miami’ compilation, currently sitting at No.5 in the Beatport Techno Chart. Now they return with two more highly anticipated, stunning tracks from those exciting collaborative sessions.
‘Turbulence’ (also featured on John Digweed’s forthcoming ‘Live In Cordoba’ triple CD package and 2×12″ Ltd Vinyl – out on Bedrock 30/04/12) is a wonderfully wobbly, percussive masterclass, while ‘Violets’ is a snappy, hook driven tech builder that shouldn’t be missed.
Once again, it’s hats off to Bedrock for raising the bar even higher with each release. In this day and age to not only survive as an independent label, but also to flourish and constantly evolve, bringing forward new and also exciting established talent, is something that should be applauded.
Pig & Dan and Mark Reeve
(Bedrock Digital) Beddigi20