PET Duo

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Rare is the electronic duo that makes a significant impact on the music scene, but even rarer is the electronic duo that helps pioneer an entire genre, establishes a twenty-year legacy for building an international powerhouse, and all the while manages to stay happily wed for over two decades. PETDuo are true masters of their domain.

Formed in 1997 in São Paulo, Brazil, the Berlin-based hard-techno sensation have been bucking trends with their non-conformist attitude and maverick-like ethos since their inception, ruthlessly carving a place for themselves in the overpopulated realm of electronic music, and establishing the group as an innovator, a vanguard that fashioned many of Techno’s popular trends.

But for Anne Gelfei and David Elie Merlino, partners in crime and masterminds of the two-piece DJ outfit, it all comes pretty naturally. “This whole journey and our career development was a mutual discovery in the music realm,” explains Gelfei. We are self-made artists, and we always push ourselves to improve our technique and find different ways of expressing and delivering our music. And a lot of times we push each other to overcome our own limitations and beliefs.”

Fused together, the pair are the yin and yang of the dance floor, and their partnership seems to have an uncanny superpower – the only way to explain the enterprise they’ve constructed. Made famous for their four-deck sets (and nowadays six-deck sets), the act have toured the globe relentlessly and have built an international fanbase of devout followers through their incessant drive and dozens of high profile festival appearances, such as Love Parade, I Love Techno, TimeWarp, Monegros, Mayday and countless others. They also run their own recording studio, engineer it themselves, and even operate two separate record labels, Cause Records and D&A Music – ventures that see them in collaboration with iconic techno producers and renowned acts like Miss Djax, Svetec, Ben Long, O.B.I., and Alex TB.

Given their success, it’s no surprise that the group have influenced a generation of aspiring artists who’ve adopted their technique for their own repertoire. PETDuo are humbled that others have discovered new possibilities in their sound, knowing their music is impossible to replicate. Their secret weapon: staying true to their mantra – machine music with heart and soul.

“E-music is composed exclusively by machines and gear,” Merlino says. “Computer, drum machines, synthesizers, etc. – it's very easy to sound mechanical, too exact, and miss the human factor of fallibility and improvisation, which brings naturally more interest and emotions to a song.”
Maintaining heart and soul is the foundation of PETDuo, and their individual love for music is the pillar that holds up the mothership. Outside the world of electronic music the two are avid music collectors with an enormous repository of vinyl records and CDs. And it’s by being a fan of music itself that the duo have gained so many fans of their own.

“We love art in general and have many interests in life. Our main goal with our music is to satisfy ourselves and the people who listen to it, so they can free their minds, have a moment of joy, and dance away life's problems.”
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Albums

ZYX 21132-2 PET Duo - Metal Rave album art Petduo* Metal Rave(CD, Album) ZYX Music ZYX 21132-2 Germany 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

KIDD 036 PET Duo - Tierheim album art Holgi Star & Stereo Jack Pres. PET Duo Holgi Star & Stereo Jack Pres. PET Duo - Tierheim(12") Kiddaz.fm KIDD 036 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
NERV022 PET Duo - The Definition Of A Pet album art PETDuo* The Definition Of A Pet(12") Nerven Records NERV022 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
KILL001 PET Duo - Chegados album art PET Duo vs. Holgi Star & Stereo Jack PET Duo vs. Holgi Star & Stereo Jack - Chegados(12") Killaz KILL001 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
KD29 PET Duo - Principios E.P. album art PET Duo Principios E.P.(12", EP) Kne' Deep KD29 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
CSK005 PET Duo - Hammer Sweet Hammer EP album art PET Duo vs. Matt M. Maddox PET Duo vs. Matt M. Maddox - Hammer Sweet Hammer EP(12", EP) Combat Skill CSK005 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
PET Duo - Four Fingers EP album art PET Duo Four Fingers EP (EP) Inflicted Recordings Germany 2006 Sell This Version
PET Duo - Nature's Revenge album art PET Duo Nature's Revenge (EP) Cannibal Society Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
PET Duo - Jason's Mask Vol.3 album art Jason Little vs. Pet Duo Jason Little vs. Pet Duo - Jason's Mask Vol.3 Jason's Mask Germany 2007 Sell This Version
KD 034 PET Duo - Body Midification album art PET Duo Body Midification(12", EP) Kne' Deep KD 034 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
cause001 PET Duo - Causando E.P. album art PET Duo Causando E.P.(12", EP) Cause Records cause001 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
cause002 PET Duo - Dawn Of The Meaning album art Jason Little vs. PET Duo Jason Little vs. PET Duo - Dawn Of The Meaning(12") Cause Records cause002 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PET Duo - Jason's Mask Vol.8 album art Jason Little vs. Pet Duo Jason Little vs. Pet Duo - Jason's Mask Vol.8 Jason's Mask Germany 2009 Sell This Version
cause006 PET Duo - Disruptive Action EP album art PETDuo* & DJ Arcane vs Solid (11) PETDuo* & DJ Arcane vs Solid (11) - Disruptive Action EP(12", EP) Cause Records cause006 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
CMP006HT PET Duo - Reality Bomb EP album art Orman Bitch & PET Duo Orman Bitch & PET Duo - Reality Bomb EP(12", EP) Contempt Music Productions CMP006HT Germany 2011 Sell This Version
MDM 13, 13 PET Duo - Shockvertising EP album art Pet Duo Shockvertising EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Mad Made, Mad Made MDM 13, 13 Hungary 2018

DJ Mixes

TCLA 0008-2 PET Duo - Palazzo Volume Five album art PET Duo Palazzo Volume Five(CD, Comp, Mixed) T:Classixx TCLA 0008-2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
500.1126.2 PET Duo - Hardtechno Vol 6 album art PET Duo Hardtechno Vol 6(2xCD, Mixed) Alphabet City 500.1126.2 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
EXPLICITCD010 PET Duo - Ekspozicija 10: Deep, Hard & Dirty album art DJ Rush / PET Duo DJ Rush / PET Duo - Ekspozicija 10: Deep, Hard & Dirty(2xCD, Mixed) Explicit Musick EXPLICITCD010 Slovenia 2009 Sell This Version
899366-2, none PET Duo - 10 Years Syndicate - Ambassadors In Harder Styles album art Thorax (5) / Act Of Rage (2) / PETDuo* Thorax (5) / Act Of Rage (2) / PETDuo* - 10 Years Syndicate - Ambassadors In Harder Styles(3xCD, Mixed) More Music And Media, Masters Of Hardcore 899366-2, none Germany & Switzerland 2016 Sell This Version
899438-2 PET Duo - Toxicator 2018 album art Re-Style III Phrantic ||| Petduo* Re-Style III Phrantic ||| Petduo* - Toxicator 2018(3xCD, Mixed) More Music And Media 899438-2 Germany & Switzerland 2018 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

cause010, CAUSE 010 PET Duo - Cruisin' 4 A Brusin' album art PET Duo Cruisin' 4 A Brusin'(4xFile, MP3, 320) Cause Records, Cause Records cause010, CAUSE 010 Germany 2010
SB 06 PET Duo - Standbite 6.0 album art Cristian Varela / PET Duo / Fatima Hajji & Darkrow Cristian Varela / PET Duo / Fatima Hajji & Darkrow - Standbite 6.0(4xFile, MP3, 320) Standbite Music SB 06 Spain 2011
CAUSE 050 PET Duo - Turntable Terrorists album art PETDuo* Turntable Terrorists(2xFile, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV) Cause Records CAUSE 050 Germany 2019
DOHT001, 01 PET Duo - We Are The Agents Of Change album art PETDuo* & O.B.I. PETDuo* & O.B.I. - We Are The Agents Of Change(2xFile, MP3, 320) Definition Of Hard Techno, Definition Of Hard Techno DOHT001, 01 Germany 2019