Rocky Valente joins Pig & Dan’s ELEVATE family

Raised on an African island, born and based in Lisbon, Rocky is a whirlwind of excitement and enthusiasm. She delivers high octane techno sets inspired by her diverse cultural background and passion for self-expression through music.

This four-tracker is yet another pivotal career moment for this exciting Portuguese artist, whose summer has included shows at Beachland, Free Your Mind Festival, and Dance Valley, where Pig & Dan saw her play for the first time; they loved her sound and quickly a friendship emerged over an equal love for music, resulting in them signing her to their ELEVATE imprint.

‘Rebirth’ the EP is a masterclass in old-school-influenced acid-sharpened bangers, gritty yet melodic. All four tracks mark the start of an exciting few months for Valente. ‘Unapologetic’ pulls you straight in, with a driving bass, piston-powered stabs and a scintillating top line, tied together with a soulful vocal loop. With ‘Under the Radar’, hi hats fizz through industrial clangs, building a contagious energy. ‘Background Story’ ramps up the
intensity with a haunting top line and startling, scattered percussion, climbing to a peak before the pounding beat takes over. Last but not least, ‘Negotiation’ is the black sheep of this main-room-ready release. Skilfully informed with a bubbling riff and almost trance – inspired melody that juxtapose the darkness of the kick drum, this rounds off the EP on a high.

This is a fiery debut from a hot, fresh talent, bringing a whole new edge of euphoria to the ELEVATE imprint.
‘Rebirth’ is Out Now on ELEVATE. Out now on Beatport

Track List:
A: Unapologetic
B: Under The Radar
C: Background Story
D: Negotiation


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For the last 20+ years, Damion has been an international touring DJ, promoter, touring agent, label owner, magazine editor and producer. He is currently the Group Editor and Managing Director of Decoded Magazine. Hear more at https://soundcloud.com/damionpell-1

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