Peter Paul Pigmans

Real Name:
Peter-Paul Pigmans
Profile:
Peter-Paul Pigmans (aka 3 Steps Ahead), one of the biggest names in the hardcore scene, began his career in 1993 when his first productions appeared on Rave Records and Hard Stuff Records under the names The Illegal Alien and Silverbells. Later in 1994 he was asked by ID&T to produce for their label. He selected a new name, 3 Steps Ahead, for productions together with Rob Fabrie (DJ Waxweazle) and Ed Bout (Holographic). The cooperation never took off and Rob and Peter-Paul created only two records together, titled ‘Step 1’ and ‘Step2’. They decided Peter-Paul would continue with the new name and Rob and Ed went their separate ways.

The biggest hit was Drop It, the first solo CD—single by 3 Steps Ahead. Before this, Peter-Paul created the megamix for Thunderdome VI, the Hardcore-Sex mix, also released on CD-single. In 1997 he released his first album, titled ‘Most Wanted & Mad’, which became a huge success in the Dutch Album sales charts. His second album ‘Junkie 4 life’, was released in 2000, a few months after he was diagnosed with cancer.

In 1998 his daughter, Lara Jill, was born in January. His son, Ender Jamie, was born almost at the end of 2000, one of the last Millennium babies. Ender has been named after ‘Ender Wiggins’, a character in the book Ender’s game by Orson Scott Card. Peter-Paul used this same character as an inspiration for his alter ego The Ender.

Peter-Paul died on the 27th of august 2003, after fighting against cancer for 4 years. In July 2003 there was a benefit party for Peter-Paul, the money raised there couldn’t help cure him, but part of it was used to make his last weeks as comfortable as possible.

R.I.P. Peter-Paul Pigmans
31-01-1961 / 27-08-2003
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BBL 004 Peter Paul Pigmans - Young Birds album art DJ Weirdo & Dr. Phil Omanski Young Birds (3 Steps Ahead Mix) (as P. P. Pigmans) DJ Weirdo & Dr. Phil Omanski - Young Birds(12") Bzrk Records Black Label BBL 004 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

74321 181792, Rave X 181792 Peter Paul Pigmans - Rave The X-Mass album art Various Ring My Christmas Bells (as Pigmans) Various - Rave The X-Mass (Comp) EVA 74321 181792, Rave X 181792 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
STEP 3 Peter Paul Pigmans - Step 3 album art 3 Steps Ahead Stravinsky's Bass (as P. Pigmans) and 1 more… 3 Steps Ahead - Step 3 Step STEP 3 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
SPV055-59293 Peter Paul Pigmans - Thunderdome VI - The Megamixes album art Various Hardcore-Sex Mix (as P. Pigmans) and 1 more… Various - Thunderdome VI - The Megamixes ID&T Music SPV055-59293 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
9902234 Peter Paul Pigmans - Thunderdome - The X-Mas Edition album art Various It's X-Mas (as P.Pigmans) Various - Thunderdome - The X-Mas Edition(CD, Comp) Arcade, ID&T 9902234 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
9909228 Peter Paul Pigmans - Thunderdome VII - The Megamixes album art Various We Need Things That Make Us Goooo (Bug Slowbizy Remix) (as P. Pigmans) and 1 more… Various - Thunderdome VII - The Megamixes Arcade 9909228 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
TR 039/CD Peter Paul Pigmans - Thunderdome V - The Megamixes album art Various Motherfuckers You're Gonna Die (as Pigmans) Various - Thunderdome V - The Megamixes(CD, Maxi, P/Mixed) Total Recall (3) TR 039/CD Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1994 Sell This Version
9902203 Peter Paul Pigmans - Razor Shock (The Shockraving Hardcore Collection) album art Various Frankfurt This Is The Hague (as Pigmans) Various - Razor Shock (The Shockraving Hardcore Collection)(2xCD, Comp) Arcade 9902203 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
9902228 Peter Paul Pigmans - Thunderdome VII (Injected With Poison) album art Various We Need Things That Make Us Go (Senna's Drive Mix) (as P.Pigmans) and 1 more… Various - Thunderdome VII (Injected With Poison) (Comp) Arcade 9902228 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
9902223 Peter Paul Pigmans - Mystery Land - The European Dance Festival album art Various Hardcore (as P. Pigmans) and 2 more… Various - Mystery Land - The European Dance Festival(3xCD, Comp, M/Print, Mixed) Arcade 9902223 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
DURECO 5520062 Peter Paul Pigmans - Earthquake (The Ultimate Hardcore Collection) album art Various S.O.B. (as P. Pigmans) Various - Earthquake (The Ultimate Hardcore Collection) (Comp) Dureco DURECO 5520062 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
302162 Peter Paul Pigmans - Thunderdome V (The Fifth Nightmare!) album art Various Motherfuckers You're Gonna Die (as Digmans) Various - Thunderdome V (The Fifth Nightmare!) (Comp) Arcade, Arcade, ID&T, ID&T 302162 France 1994 Sell This Version
9914212 Peter Paul Pigmans - Thunderdome VI (From Hell To Earth) album art Various This Is The Thunderdome (as P. Pigmans) and 2 more… Various - Thunderdome VI (From Hell To Earth) (Comp) Arcade 9914212 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
HARD 016 Peter Paul Pigmans - Frankfurt vs. Den Haag album art Illegal Alien* Illegal Alien* - Frankfurt vs. Den Haag(12") Hard Stuff Records HARD 016 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
330085-2 Peter Paul Pigmans - The Beautiful Experience Of E-Power Vol. I - Made For Party Sessions album art Various Motherfuckers You're Gonna Die (as Piegmans) Various - The Beautiful Experience Of E-Power Vol. I - Made For Party Sessions(CD, Comp) K-tel 330085-2 Switzerland 1994 Sell This Version
STEP 2 Peter Paul Pigmans - Step 2 album art 3 Steps Ahead Hardcore (as P. Pigmans) and 1 more… 3 Steps Ahead - Step 2(12") Step STEP 2 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
STEP 1 Peter Paul Pigmans - Step 1 album art 3 Steps Ahead Motherfuckers You're Gonna Die (as P. Pigmans) and 1 more… 3 Steps Ahead - Step 1(12") Step STEP 1 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
9902288 Peter Paul Pigmans - Happy Hardcore - The Mix album art Various Drop It (Happy Mix) (as P. Pigmans) Various - Happy Hardcore - The Mix (Comp) Arcade, ID&T 9902288 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
9924278 Peter Paul Pigmans - Thunderdome (Hardcore Will Never Die) album art Various Hardcore (as P. Pigmans) and 1 more… Various - Thunderdome (Hardcore Will Never Die) (Comp) Arcade, ID&T 9924278 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
9902285 Peter Paul Pigmans - Happy Hardcore 3 album art Various Drop It (Happy Mix) (as P. Pigmans) Various - Happy Hardcore 3(2xCD, Comp, P/Mixed) Arcade, ID&T 9902285 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
9904279 Peter Paul Pigmans - Thunderdome XI (The Killing Playground) album art Various Drop It (Original Mix) (as P. Pigmans) Various - Thunderdome XI (The Killing Playground) (Comp) Arcade 9904279 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
9914277 Peter Paul Pigmans - Thunderdome X (Sucking For Blood) album art Various So Much Trouble (as P. Pigmans) Various - Thunderdome X (Sucking For Blood) (Comp) Arcade, ID&T 9914277 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
ENE008/2, 900.402 Peter Paul Pigmans - Global Dance-Culture album art Various Party People (as P.P.Pigmans) Various - Global Dance-Culture(CD, Comp) Energetic Records, Magic Move ENE008/2, 900.402 Switzerland 1995 Sell This Version
9902241 Peter Paul Pigmans - Thunderdome VIII (The Devil In Disguise) album art Various Action (as P.Pigmans) Various - Thunderdome VIII (The Devil In Disguise) (Comp) Arcade 9902241 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
682554 Peter Paul Pigmans - Earthquake II (The Ultimate Hardcore Collection) album art Various Weekend After Weekend (as P.Pigmans) Various - Earthquake II (The Ultimate Hardcore Collection) (Comp) Arcade, ID&T 682554 France 1995 Sell This Version