Pig & Dan // Decade [Soma]
Have you ever managed to bypass an act entirely by accident? While Pig & Dan were rocking along with big room monsters like Terminate, I must have been going through a deep and abstract patch in my life. They are a name that have been very much present in the spotlights, yet not so in my ears, as if we have been flying on parallel flight paths. Their second studio album, on new home Soma, is a chance for me, and maybe your good selves, to catch up on where the boys are now.
Compared to the rumblers I was exposed to all those years ago, Pig & Dan’s sound has matured. Undeniably an album that is geared towards DJs – the tracks sit in the 6 to 8 minute region, all with friendly intros and outros – there is a greater sonic depth on show. Not content to purely shake you with a relentless series of kicks, moments like the musical percussive jangle that accompanies Amy, and the orgasmic organ filter in Natives feel like they are pushing at the corners of your eyes, widening your vision into a panorama.
While the opener, Powder, shows a deft and restrained melodic touch, the darker end of the spectrum is catered for with the tribal bubble of Liberation and the angular Keep It Coming. Even though these tracks err towards something to fire out of a club sound system, it is the subtle ability to drop in new elements that can hold your attention while pounding the streets with Decade pumping out of your headphones. As for me, this is a happy union as my path finally converges with Pig & Dan’s without disappointment.
Release Date: Out Now