Artists : Pig & Dan
Tracks : Slash & Where The Wild Things Are
Label : Elevate
Cat No : ELV012
Release: 24.03.14
Genre : Techno
Review by Andy Howarth

You always know where you’re at with Pig & Dan. Over the years they’ve crafted some of Techno’s most brutal full-frontal sensory assaults, and the output of 2014 couldn’t be further from their original deep Progressive sound that first pushed them to prominence. This is certainly no bad thing either, as they’ve become renowned for their uncompromisingly brutal approach to pounding Techno, and this latest 2-track effort is no slouch either.

‘Slash’ thunders into the room with a big and bold rolling bassline, and a full complement of clanking synth stabs. It’s not long before the main riff gatecrashes it’s way in like an alarm, where it stays, steadily building towards a colossal crescendo. This isn’t warm-up material by any means, this is turn-the-lights-off heads down 5am weaponry… pure and simple.

‘Where The Wild Things Are’ is a much tamer offering, and a Tech-House style looped riff bubbles away as the spoken vox dives in and out throughout the course of the track. Definitely a decent alternative for those who find the lead track a tad ‘nosebleed’ for their set-time allocation, and a fitting B-side to yet another tasty EP from the duo.

About the Author

Born of the Oxfordshire countryside, Andy has always preferred the quaint aspects of life around a historic city to the hustle and bustle of places like London or Birmingham. That said, the desire to satisfy his thirst for live music has led to him fleeing the tranquility of rural life on a regular basis, in favour of regions where the nightlife doesn't have to come to an abrupt end at 3am.