The Zone Column-Pig Pen-1,13,2010

The Zone
by Origix
(January 13, 2010)

Downriver’s own Pig Pen got into producing after becoming a DJ seven years ago when he got his first pair of turntables. Then, with a growing obsession for the Beastie Boys in their Hello Nasty days, he wanted to be like Mix Master Mike. The first step towards following in his footsteps would be doing his own thing. After he got the Roland Sp 303 a year later it was on, and he was learning production. Now strapped with an Akai MPC 2500 and beat battle credentials from the Red Bull Battles to the Lager House, he’s on the path to good things. Pig Pen is already making a name in the Detroit scene with his group Waste Management and by doing the bulk of the group’s production as well as beat placement on The Regiments, Bash Bros and many other 2010 releases.

What does Pig Pen want out of producing?  “Honestly my goal is just to be a respected producer from this area.” Now that Waste Management’s album First Things First is finished you will soon hear more of him.  Look for an instrumental album, Beaties, of all his favorite beats made throughout last year and see him spin live Friday, January 15 at The Bullfrog. Visit myspace.com/pigpen313.  | RDW

Pig Pen • 1/15 • The Bullfrog
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