ELEVATE – a label started by Pig&Dan focuses on releasing music to make the listener feel just that – ‘elevated’. Since its inception in 2012, its seen a stream of hits climb the Beatport charts, featuring artists including Amelie Lens, Monika Kruse and Julian Jeweil. Not forgetting the smash hit No.1 techno track from Aitor Ronda with ‘Tweezer’ in 2017, which helped firmly put ELEVATE on the map in terms of the labels to watch out for going into 2018.
Mark Reeve collaborated with the guys back in 2015 and this June we see the second project come to form with their ‘Give’ EP which stands as the labels landmark 100th release.
‘Working with Pig & Dan is always a pleasure and I can remember many great projects in the past and meeting them back in 2011. This EP was designed for the summer festivals, uplifting, hands up moments’ – Says Mark
The EP has two original tracks, which both heavily focus on upbeat techno with the use of catchy, powerful vocal effects – two things which Pig&Dan and Mark have become known for.
‘On this release we’ve hit a real high note with Mark. Both tracks are extremely uplifting and have a solid drive behind them however hold clear elements of house within.’ – Says Dan
First up is ‘Give Yourself’ – a track that will be well recognised on any dancefloor with its striking female vocal stabs alongside a swinging low end. The track builds through an array of modulating synths patterns bouncing off one another in perfect harmony.
‘Give Up’ has a more subtle vocal, repetitive in nature throughout the track against the thick luxurious hi-hat. ‘The backbone is solid and deep but is enriched in everything needed for the summer festival season’ – Adds Igor.