After a long wait there's finally some new material from Peplab. This first single release is a solo production from Ferry Ridderhof with a strong synthpop chorus hook laced with Gainsbourg sounds.
Peplab is back with a new track bursting with creative overload. Lovebug.
Peplab has a long list of credentials spanning over a decade, deftly creating their own unique sound while the rest of the world was riding the trance wave. The Dutch quartet formed during their studies at The Royal Conservatory in The Hague, while working on their own individual projects. Not until a few years later would they realise that a mutual collaboration would bring incredibly addictive music to the masses.
Ferry Ridderhof and Peter Garnefski began working together as Doop in 1994, reaching # 1 in the UK, Japan and several other countries with their singles. The duo worked on several other projects including Hocus Pocus (hardcore-techno), Sponk (funky disco house) and Kioki (space ballads). Joined by Hans Weekhout, who's responsible for the techno classic "20 Hz" under the Capricorn moniker as well as many other classic progressive & ambient cuts, not to mention studio credits with Prince and Falco amongst others, brings in the funk flava! Edward Boellaard rounds out Peplab, bringing his twisted Blackburst hard-house credentials to the plate.
Their European debut album "It's not the Drug" spawned several singles, including "Welcome To The Bear" (remixed by Ferry Corsten aka System F) and the funktagious "Ride The Pony" (sought after and remixed by Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim). As Peplab, the four have honed their production skills and developed an explosive live show, resulting in an impressive list of gigs and appearances across Europe to a fanatical following. Peplab has also collaborated with various visual artists to create unbelievable videos for several of their tracks, synching their cut-and-paste sound assault with stop motion and claymation videography.
Their second album "Drive" combines infectiously original grooves, unconventional sounds and strong hooks to perfection, often blurring the lines between alternative pop rock and underground dance. Peplab bring a full spectrum of diversity to their music, with their unique attack of 80's electro-pop, 90's techno & house mingled with a healthy dose of DIY mentality, making them truly accessible and hard to ignore. "Drive" is signed to Airplane Records (DB Boulevard) for Italy and to Florida based "Neurodisc" for release in the USA, both releasing the singles "Wondergirl" and "Pornstar" with great success.
Their track "Beautiful People" is featured in the trailer for 20th Century Fox movie "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, while UK hitproducer Brian Higgins used their track "It's not the Drug" as an instrumental basis for the song "Graffiti My Soul", released on the album of UK girl-band Girls Aloud with lead singer Cheryl Cole.
For their third album "Ken sent me" Peplab took a deep dive in the eighties. With strong influences like ABC, Scritti Politty, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran & Visage. The hitsingle E.T. was accompanied by a brilliant video with Transformers, Pacman and ET himself. The remix of ET (Classix Treat) was 3 week no. 1 in leading UK dance download portal Trackitdown.
2013 saw the coming of “Guess no sex”. A solo production by Ferry Ridderhof.
In the summer of 2014 the quartet decided that it was time to have an old fashioned studio zombie weekend. They locked themselves up, tortured their favourite analog gear and even dug up an Atari ST computer from the grave.
This result is new single “Lovebug”.