MACEO PLEX: ELLUM
The story behind PETDuo can definitely not be told in merely a few words. The most musical and versatile Duo of the electronic scene generated on the darkest and most intensive dance floors in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. But there is more to it than just a cooperation or project behind Anne Gelfei and David Merlino. In fact they met and got married in a club and today they live in a happy liaison, out and on stages, where they combine their influences together, taking the best bits of Rock, Hip-Hop, EBM, Classic and of course referring to their main clubbing roots – merciless Techno. Ambitious and forward-thinking.
Standing out not only with their musical blend but also in the way they present their sound. With a total of six players, two mixers, effects and of course performing completely live, they deliver a show refined over the course of many years through their own interaction, harmonizing perfectly and creating their own signature "Wall of Sound". First and foremost they are music lovers and dancers. And it is exactly this harmony, which can be heard on their own releases. Dance-floor fillers like “Véio” and “Timeslice” are among some of their own tracks that are unforgettable Hard-Techno hymns. By doing so they continuously extended and increased their fan base right from the beginning. They performed at events like the Loveparade, I Love Techno, Awakenings, TimeWarp and MAYDAY, and belong to a rare number of protagonists in this huge music circus, strongly believing in the bilateral connection between DJ and Crowd – Unity through music!
In 2013 the duo continues taking big steps in the music direction, by focusing even further into production and founding a new label. With “D&A Music” PETDuo will explore new realms of Techno sound, also venturing into different styles that will inspire fans and surprise critics. Nonetheless, they bear in mind their existing label “Cause Records”, continuing to be a platform for young talented newcomers and well established artists. Apart from all these projects, the biggest happening on their agenda will certainly be the release of their first debut-album. Already now we can reveal that it will be very personal, experimental and innovative, pushing forward the Techno and Hard-Techno boundaries. Just the way it is to be expected from this innovative duo. Taking advantage of technology to input raw emotions into sound.
And so the story behind PETDuo is like that: Machine-Music with heart and soul.