Away from the techno theyve produced for labels including Cocoon and their own Elevate imprint, Pig&Dan have compiled an album honouring the musicians and singers theyve met and whove inspired them throughout their career. The album entitled Destination Unknown holds no boundaries, fusing together genres and styles far beyond electronic musics own (increasingly broad) spectrum.
Released on John Digweeds Bedrock label, Destination Unknown breaks out from Pig&Dans roots and pushes their personal envelope of influences to a wider audience who may not have been exposed to downtempo, funk and the (almost) anything goes philosophy of Balearic music.
One of the main instigators of this trip Malcolm Molly Duncan, father of Dan and founder of the legendary soul group, The Average White band, was a massive part of encouraging the evolution of this project.
Other members of the musical family, California-born singer/lyricist, Glen Anthony Henry AKA Ageel, funk guitar guru, Tim Cansfield, cultural hip hop master, Jamie Reixach AKA Giacomo Legendary Reggae vocalist Paul De Swardt, Tech house legend & Soul Camp founder, Werner Niedermeier, Spanish jazz genius, Jaime Rosello aka Ruspei, Grammy winning soundtrack guitarist Joan Bibiloni
After a chance meeting on a flight in 1999, Pig&Dan joined forces to combine their interest in music production. Thus began a truly prolific production schedule with 18 releases in the first year, establishing their reputation as producers of pulsating electronic music. In 2003, they launched their first label Submission and a sound that would attract Cocoon Recordings, After releasing Oh Yeah they followed up 8 more releases on the seminal Frankfurt imprint, including their own artist album, Imagine.
After this they continued to build their ever increasing profile by collaborating with some of the industries greats such as UNDERWORLD and Monika Kruse plus Remixing for Giants such as Deadmau5 and Paul Kalkbrenner to name a few.
Almost 11 years down the line and Pig&Dan have been blessing the decks of many of the biggest events and festivals worldwide. Recently the duo launched a new digital and vinyl imprint titled ELEVATE. The labels title sums up their sound and devotion to dynamic music in just one word.
Bedrock Records have recently just celebrated their fifteenth anniversary and the label is going from strength to strength, releasing quality single releases and artist albums, plus the hugely successful Live In compilation series from John Digweed. With releases crossing over many genres, Bedrock's consistency and John Digweed's prolific touring continues to attract a newer audience to the label.