‘Modular Baptism’ is a remix package of PIG&DAN‘s tracks ‘Growler’ and ‘The Saint (Job San)’. Or as I like to call it, Christmas-come-early.
‘Growler’ has to be one of my favourite techno tunes of the year. Its big, its hefty, its everything that you’re looking for. There’s so much energy oozing from this track. From the raw synths to the pounding kick, it’s techno at its finest.
And so bring in the remixes from Alberto Ruiz & Vinicius Honorio. Both of which encapsulate the raw, pounding energy of the original with Ruiz twisting the soundscape with reverb & white noise and Honorio introducing sweeping percussive elements.
The release also features two reworks of another Pig&Dan favourite, ‘The Saint (Job San)’, from Boris & Lee Van Dowski. It’s the latter that’s taken my fancy – there’s a classic rave feel to this track thanks to the looped vocal hook & piano motif. Shut your eyes and you’ll be transported to a warehouse rave.
It’s already been a solid year for this techno duo, not only with a slew of top notch releases, but also with their banging Essential Mix back in April. I’m excited to see what the rest of this year has in store.