Page 14 - We Rave You Magazine | October 2022
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                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Igor (Pig) and Dan! Thanks for taking a moment out of
                                                                                                                                                                          touring to talk to us for a bit.
                                                                                                                                                                          First of all, congratulations on your 20-year career! Tell
                                                                                                                                                                          us how you met, why you decided to form the duo and, of
                                                                                                                                                                          course, the reason behind your alias.
                                                                                                                                                                          Thanks so much, we see it as a real milestone! Well, we met
                                                                                                                                                                          on a plane by chance when talking about music. After the
                                                                                                                                                                          second meeting, we felt it was fate and needed to check
                                                                                                                                                                          out if we had synergy in the studio. Two decades later here
                                                                                                                                                                          we are, feeling more creative than ever. The name came as
                                                                                                                                                                          a sort of joke and stuck. Igor (Pig) was known for his passion
                                                                                                                                                                          for food and we decided to use his nickname.

                                                                                                                                                                          Looking back over these twenty years, how would you
                                                                                                                                                                          describe your journey?
                                                                                                                                                                          Dynamic, lucky, hard-flipping work! Lots of love, tears and
                                                                                                                                                                          sweat have gone into this journey and we are so damn
                                                                                                                                                                          grateful to have succeeded in what is a very hard industry.
                                                                                                                                                                          We started at a time when there was no social media, or
                                                                                                                                                                          anyone taking videos (bliss), so spreading the word was
                                                                                                                                                                          solely through music and doing what you do, without it
                                                                                                                                                                          being about perception. We’ve been so fortunate to have
                                                                                                                                                                          been supported by label bosses like Sven Väth and Adam
                                                                                                                                                                          Beyer, plus some promoters who believed in us and brought
                                                                                                                                                                          us on board even when we were just starting. This helped us
                                                                                                                                                                          elevate our name internationally, something that’s hard to
                                                                                                                                                                          even comprehend on so many levels. We wake up grateful
                                                                                                                                                                          every day.

                                                                                                                                                                          To portray each of those 20 years of your incredible career,
                                                                                                                                                                          you’ve just released the album ‘20 Years: Pig&Dan’ on your
                                                                                                                                                                          ELEVATE. How was the process of creating the album and
                                                                                                                                                                          choosing a track to represent each year?
                                                                                                                                                                          It wasn’t that hard, shockingly. We just, as per usual, went
                                                                                                                                                                          with the flow. We think that’s the biggest advantage of
                                                                                                                                                                          being a duo and having someone to bounce ideas off. We
                                                                                                                                                                          picked out some tracks we really felt could have an updated
                                                                                                                                                                          version and added tracks that were fresh and pushed the
                                                                                                                                                                          boundaries of genre. This is very much a collection of all
                                                                                                                                                                          sorts of cross-genre dancefloor tunes.

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