3 Steps Ahead
Country: The Netherlands
Real name: Peter-Paul Pigmans
Style: Hardcore, Gabber
Info: Peter-Paul (January 31, 1961 - August 27, 2003) was a Dutch producer of hardcore music. He was best know under his artist name '3 Steps Ahead'. 1993 was the year he began his career as producer. His first tracks appeared on 'Rave Records' and 'Hardcore Stuff Records' under the names 'The Illegal Alien and Silverbells'. In 1994 he was asked to produce for the 'ID&T' label and started with a new name '3 Steps Ahead'. The first tracks appeared on the EP's 'Step 1' and 'Step 2' where in co-productions with 'DJ Waxweazle' (Rob Fabrie) and 'Holographic' (Ed Bout). The cooperation didn't work and he decided to continue with a solo career but with name '3 Steps Ahead'. Pigmans' music always had a strong technical side, and his songs often featured atmospherical elements, an unusual thing in the genre of hardcore at that time. He was also known for his extremely wild live shows.
His biggist hit was 'Drop It' and in 1997 his first album 'Most Wanted & Mad' came out'.