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

Peter Paul Pigmans - Rave The X-Mass album art Various Ring My Christmas Bells (as Pigmans) Various - Rave The X-Mass (Comp) EVA Netherlands 1993 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
Peter Paul Pigmans - Thunderdome VII - The Megamixes album art Various Move Those Legs Mix (as P. Pigmans) and 1 more… Various - Thunderdome VII - The Megamixes Arcade Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
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 Netherlands 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
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 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
9902228 Peter Paul Pigmans - Thunderdome VII - Injected With Poison album art Various Stravinsky's Bass (as P.Pigmans) and 1 more… Various - Thunderdome VII - Injected With Poison(2xCD, Comp) Arcade 9902228 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
9902212 Peter Paul Pigmans - Thunderdome VI - From Hell To Earth album art Various S.O.B. (as P. Pigmans) and 2 more… Various - Thunderdome VI - From Hell To Earth(2xCD, Comp) Arcade 9902212 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
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 France 1994 Sell This Version
9902223 Peter Paul Pigmans - Mystery Land - The European Dance Festival album art Various S.O.B. (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
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 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
Peter Paul Pigmans - Step 3 album art 3 Steps Ahead We Need Things That Make Us Go (Senna's Drive Mix) (as P. Pigmans) and 1 more… 3 Steps Ahead - Step 3 Step Netherlands 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
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 S.O.B. (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 This Is The Thunderdome (as P. Pigmans) and 1 more… 3 Steps Ahead - Step 1(12") Step STEP 1 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
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 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
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 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
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 Spain 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
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
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 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
Peter Paul Pigmans - Thunderdome "The Best Of" - Hardcore Will Never Die album art Various This Is The Thunderdome (as P. Pigmans) and 1 more… Various - Thunderdome "The Best Of" - Hardcore Will Never Die (Comp) Arcade, ID&T Europe 1995 Sell This Version