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Interview: Pig & Dan @ Stereo Nightclub – July 20th, 2012

Artonik Media just released their interview with Dan Duncan of Pig & Dan, which was filmed at Stereo Nightclub when he played on July 20, 2012. The performance marked Pig & Dan’s first ever gig at Stereo, one that was much anticipated and nerve wracking for Dan. He explains that Stereo has always been at the top of their list of venues to play due to the great reputation the Montreal afterhours has earned itself over the years internationally. Dan also discusses their latest album titled ‘Decade’ which was released in July 2012 on Soma Records. Quite simply, the album is named in celebration of their 10 year anniversary of producing together. Dan played a lot of tracks off the album during his set at Stereo, including some remixes off the album by the likes of Carlo Lio, Popof, and Butch.

During the interview, Dan sheds light on the chemistry he and Pig share as a production duo, and how he is more of a methodical producer, while Pig is more chaotic due to his lack of musical training. However, Dan says it’s a blessing in disguise because it allows Pig to be more creative and break the rules which combined with his skills make them a match made in heaven. Dan also divulges how they choose the tracks they want to remix, his current favourite production device, and how creating music is all about experimenting.

Lastly, Dan talks about Pig & Dan’s upcoming releases on Bedrock, Tronic (Christian Smith’s label), and Cocoon. While we haven’t seen that new release on Cocoon yet, Pig & Dan did release ‘On Edge/Reka’ on Tronic and ‘Emotions/Let The Show Begin’ and ‘Pig & Dan And Mark Reeve – Turbulence/Violets’ on Bedrock in late 2012.

Pig & Dan’s gig at Stereo in July was a real underground and intimate experience as Dan played his set on a makeshift DJ booth on the dance floor opposite of the main DJ booth, and a much more subdued light show than is commonly found at Stereo. Being on the floor, the crowd was literally inches away from the decks. He was so close to the crowd in fact that you could actually touch him (as a few people in the crowd attempted to do). Playing mostly progressive and minimal house, he really took his sweet time building up the tempo making it a real musical journey that will not be soon forgotten.

Thanks to Matthieu Slattery and Johta Gomez at Artonik Media for putting this wonderful interview together and sharing it with us!