Pig&Dan – Mexico (Drumcode, DC157)

In 1999 Igor met Dan on a flight to Spain and began a partnership that has now risen to a point of recognition worldwide. Sounds like a good story? It definitely is. We are playing their tracks ever since. They are masters of Techno / Techhouse, and you also may say Big Room music. Their own very signature is to create tracks which are in creative in composition and rich in sound, but at the same time not overloaded like many songs from these genres when it comes to richness. In 2013 they launched their own label Elevate, just last week we reviewed Dast with “Ain’t Got Her” from their label. Pig&Dan continued to increase their influence on the scene in 2013 with superb releases and DJ gigs around the world. Some highlights of the year were spanking new tracks for the 100th release on Sven Vath’s Cocoon Records and Monika Kruse’s Terminal M techno imprint; two superb Pig&Dan remixes of Inner City’s all time classic “Good Life” (KMS); and “Morphism”, a collaboration with John Digweed & Nick Muir on Bedrock. Read the rest of their journey here.
So let’s check out what is their definition of Drumcode Techno, their first release on this massive Techno label …

Tracklist: Pig&Dan – Mexico (Drumcode, DC157)

01. Mexico
02. Chez Dre
03. The Licker
04. Point Blank

01. Mexico
Heavy drums, dirty stabs and a long rise, this is the ascent of the Templo Mayor. A shamanic melody is rising like the sun over the old Aztec empire, and with its mesmeric manner you will follow it to the top. Right before the crest the sun sets, and you dive into the empty darkness of the break. Your excitement rises, you are almost there. And then you reach it, with the melody bouncing back in a way you know it is time for the divine ritual now.

02. Chez Dre
A slow stompy rise, out of a sudden this ’90s Rave Stab/Synth is cutting the scene apart. Out of the ground a ver subtle atmosphere is soaring, with ‘rave repeat’ we move into the main groove. Waves of subtle energy are building up into the second and way bigger wave, which let the dance floor sway intensely. The track is like a piece of Luis Barragán Morfín: minimalist but colorful and expressive.

03. The Licker
Classic Drumcode imprint: mighty kick ridden by a minimal 909 pattern and delayed drum elements meets dark and dead snyth shots.

04. Point Blank
Military discipline embraces hyper swing. A synth melo slowly awakes, evolves and jumps over octaves, before diving into the deep sea of the drum-coded subbass.

Conclusion: A mighty EP. Pig&Dan create Drumcode techno, and add their unique flavor to it. Drumcode as well as Pig&Dan fans will appreciate this release. Personal highlight: Mexico.

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