Last year Pig&Dan looked back onto a 10 year strong career. After releasing their well received fourth studio album Decade the duo have been celebrating sixteen top hundred releases on top techno/tech house labels such as Soma, Bedrock, Cocoon and Tronic - of which five made the Beatport top ten! Looking back, the meeting of minds during a chance encounter of Igor Tchkotoua (Pig) and Dan Duncan on a flight to Spain, was the beginning of a more than successful journey. We asked Dan some ins and outs about it.
You first met on a plane in 1999. What did you talk about?
"Music of course, really that was the first thing that passed our lips ;)"
The first Pig&Dan release listed on Discogs is dated 2003. So what did you guys do in the mean time?
"We did a s*it load of producing and travelling the world projecting our sounds loud and proud. It’s been a hell of a ride so far and we are super-lucky to have landed on our feet doing what we love. We also had worked for many years individually prior to that first Pig&Dan release.
How long did it take before your tracks were getting noticed by established DJs? Did you actively promote the tracks - or did it just happen?
"We were pretty lucky from the beginning because we truly didn’t follow any trend and it seemed to have slotted into place. Our first big move was thanks to Sven Vath after he heard our tracks through mutual friends. He showed interest and very much helped to push us up the ladder much quicker than we ever imagined. The way was hard work, that’s for sure, however, if it wasn’t for being in the right place at the right time I’m not sure we would be in the position we are today."
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