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Key Club / Punta del Este / Uruguay

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Sound of the 18th season

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Sound of the 18th season
12 / 2017

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: CORMIX057
Release Medium: CD & Digital
Release Date: 1st December 2017

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DJ-Mixes often do little more but keeping up a certain mood. To establish a mood like this, masterful Sven Väth only needs a couple of moments. But this is it not enough for the inimitable DJ from Frankfurt am Main. Väth wants to introduce us to an entire world of electronic sounds. The music is an end to itself, yet at the same time, it is more: Väth employs it to express his passion for the whole scene, to tell about the adventures he has experienced traveling, about his love for his friends, his children, his girlfriend and particularly to his fans all around the world.

Väth tunes into the Sound of the 18th Season on a gentle note. Just a touch of a vocal and a fluttering riff display a sense adventure. Willow arouses our curiosity for the night, the people, the laughs and for electronic music. A little later, the groove becomes more insistent and Eduardo de la Calle from Madrid has the crowd gather around his pulsating bassline and crackling hi-hats. With sparing chords, the Spaniard reaches us as sensitive, emotional beings.

With the daring sing-a-long of Basti Grub, Väth shows his playful side and another, deep, scratchy voice flashes a profound humor which is superseded by the nonchalance and coolness of Eddie Fowlkes and singer Na Dee. With Fort Romeau, processed voices spread a trippy, unreal vibe and give us an inkling of what is to be expected in the second part of the set. Moments later, Väth blends a new, very special bassline into the mix, which has been composed by no other than ever full of joie de vivre Chez Damier. Ricardo Villalobos's casual, eye-opening grooves appear to be the ideal counterbalance to Damier´s unbounded bassline. Damier and Villalobos whisper and laugh, repeating the word "Conspiracy" over and over again. Väth senses a hidden relation between Villalobos and John Tejada, whose improbable, space-grabbing synthesizer sounds can be felt all the way from the soles of our feet to our scalp. With DJ Slyngshot, the mix becomes more physical and raw. But Väth does not abandon the subtlety of the first part of the mix. With Paul, he immerses himself deeper into the iridescent, psychedelic dynamics of the music. With his unique blend of joy and serenity, Isolée manages to express the magic of electronic dance music in just one perfect track. The spacey, retro-futuristic sounds of Kink set a first high point and with Adam Port & Stereo MC's, Väth gives us a short breather before taking off to the second part of the mix with one of the mind-blowing hits of 2017.

"Avalon" by &Me puts a hymnic vocal and unbridled tribal percussions on top of a floating house groove creating an unimagined, spiritual depth. Patrice Baeumel absorbs this pathos and creates a sonic vastness which has us connect to the sublime beauty of the universe. With Fideles, Väth resolves this tension in loose synth-sounds. The ghostly "On the Way" by Gaiser with its uncanny voices feels like a message from another, surreal world. With the crazy, tempestuous synths of Aubrey, Väth gives us an impression of the bold endgame of the 18th season, of the state we will be in as we leave the party. Only moments later, he already pushes us a step further with a wonderfully immediate Chicago-House-Stomper from Slam. "Clap your hands just a little bit louder", the singer keeps repeating, full of passion. With Electric Rescue, Väth grants us sense of safety and relief. But just for a moment. Väth tunes into the finale with ROD's "Hor". For a moment, madness erupts out of raw energy on the dancefloor. With Secret Cinema & Egbert, Väth is lingering for a moment to reach a new climax in the unlikely mix of sirens and shouts of Peder Mannerfelt & Hodge, which is topped by Rico Puestel with carnevalesque turbulence. Väth plays Barnts “If she says she is a healer, she is a healer”, one of the truly magical numbers of the year. Barnt manages to fuse the mysterious, the remote and the immediate into one sound. Then it´s already time to say good bye. But with Väth the end is not the end. Inigo Kennedy's groping, longing sounds suggest a new beginning and with the incredible strings of Paul Nazca we are already in the next chapter of Sven Väth's fabulous journey.

Väth's 18th season on Ibiza was one of the most beautiful in years. With Nina Kraviz, Adam Beyer, Ricardo Villalobos and Richie Hawtin, the most amazing artists techno and house have to offer appeared each for a couple of nights. The lucky ones who already partied with Cocoon know that the bedsprings have to wait for long hours as the afterparties are legendary. This year, things went totally overboard at this seaons´s closing party at KM5. So you might already feel a yearning for season 19. Until that happens, you might meet Sven at one of the fascinating places he will turn into mad houses during winter and spring.

Tracklist CD 1 :
1. Willow – Workshop 23 (A1)
2. Eduardo De La Calle - The Horus Eye (Original Mix)
3. Basti Grub – False
4. Eddie Fowlkes feat. Na Dee - Twisted Boy (Detroit Wax)
5. Fort Romeau – Reasons
6. Villa H2H - Conspiracy Two
7. John Tejada – Blitzar
8. DJ Slyngshot - Hygh-Tech
9. Paul – REFLEKTION VM1
10. Isolee – Pisco
11. KiNK – Neutrino
12. Adam Port Stereo MCs – Changes (Adam Port remix)

Tracklist CD 2 :
1. &Me – Avalon
2. Patrice Baumel – Glutes
3. Fideles – The Border
4. Gaiser – On The Way (Original mix)
5. Aubrey - Clock Funk
6. Slam – Clap Your Hands
7. Electric Rescue – Forwer (Original_mix)
8. ROD – Hor
9. Secret Cinema & Egbert – Maximaal
10. Peder Mannerfelt & Hodge – All My Love
11. Rico Puestel – Caravel
12. Barnt- if she says she is a healer,she is a healer
13. Inigo Kennedy – Voyager
14. Paul Nazca – Memory (Original mix)

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The Sound of the 17th Season

Sven Väth
The Sound of the 17th Season
11 / 2016

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: CORMIX054
Release Medium: CD & Digital
Release Date: 25th November 2016

Tracklist:
CD 1
1. Harald Björk - Sabor Latino (Mix of Life Version)
2. Ripperton - Ordine Gigante
3. Rhauder & Paul St. Hilaire - Molekule
4. Love Over Entropy - Sea
5. Kamran Sadeghi - Flow Me
6. Alex & Digby - Angolan Rumble
7. Traumer - Ijah
8. Omar S - Heard’chew single ft. John FM
9. Eddie Fowlkes - Oriane
10. C-Rau - Sheeos Unn
11. OFF feat. Sven Väth - Electrica Salsa (Roman Flügel Remix)
12. Pantha du Prince - Dream Yourself Awake

CD 2
1. Levon Vincent - A1
2. Redshape - Tel Aviv
3. Hot City Orchestra - The Nine (André Galluzzi Remix)
4. Adam Port - Sonnenfinsternis
5. Damian Lazarus - Trouble at the Seance (Kölsch Remix)
6. Margot - Er Suonone
7. Danny Daze - Swim
8. Sven Väth - Robot (Kölsch Remix)
9. Slam feat. Mr. V - Take You There
10. Floorplan - Spin
11. Bart Skils - Fifth Gear
12. Johannes Heil - By Night Part One
13. Emmanuel - Entroterra
14. Konstantin Sibold - Mutter

Within electronic music Sven Väth represents more than a single style. Sven embodies the music as a whole, he cherishes every facet of Techno and House. Väth has experienced the music as it emerged in the mid-eighties. From this moment on, he has helped to shape it year after year. Väth produced seminal music, his labels created and create its very own unmistakable brand of music, he ran a club and several booking agencies. Cocoon is a global identification mark for high quality parties and festivals. Those are major achievements, but they are overshadowed by Väth DJing abilities. Like no one else, Väth manages to capture the current figuration of our beloved electronic dance music in its entirety and melds it into a single, stirring story.

In the summer 2016, Väth invited the global electronic music community to the Mediterranean island of Ibiza for the 17th time. Soft, friendly chords and bird chirps from Swedish producer Harald Björk woo us to the dance floor. The kittenish hookline is open to any kind of playful swing, yet it follows the tender, springy groove with the self-assuredness of a dream walker. Väth weaves Ripperton ́s upright beats into the track, using suggestive, mysterious reverberations of a distant, graceful melody. With its delicacy, it captivates our attention becoming more and more decisive and insistent with every iteration. Melting the rhythms of Reggae and House together, Rhauder absorbs this very special mood of composed ease with an unique groove, and develops it further with an attentive, cautious voice of Paul St. Hilaire. Kamran Sadeghi's fascinating synth hooks develop complex, space-grabbing shapes reminding of clouds as they change their shapes within seconds. The groove being able to structure those intricacies without dwindling their richness. Alex & Digby translate this colossal sonic drama into a humorous, imaginative orchestra of rustling and chirping sounds. The track is grounded by a beautiful vocal magically jumping between something like an awe-inspiring prayer, a detached meditation or a childlike singalong.

We do not understand the words, but we feel the deep self-awareness of this very special human being. Väth pushes the firm bassline of Traumer into the track. Pulsating with an unexpected timing, Traumer ́s bass positions the set firmly on the dancefloor. But it is not time to take off. Not just yet. With the gentle piano chords and the luscious house groove of Omar S from Detroit, Väth reaches a magical Zen moment. With John FM ́s vocal, a charming love song lightens up for a brief moment. Eddie Fowlkes translates this sense of longing into imaginative, rich Fusion Jazz developing a strange poetry. Christopher Rau contrasts this appreciation for elegance with a determined bass drum, centering the mix again. Finally Väth plays a track of his own, the gracefully innocent and downright funny electro pop of "Electrica Salsa" from 1986. Remixer Roman Flügel uses futuristic, crystal-clear sounds, simultaneously revealing the modernity of the track and its striking wit. With Väth doing his legendary “Baba Baba” chant we are getting ready to reach the destination of the first stage of our journey. Väth led us carefully into the night, employing a richness of sounds and emotions rarely heard before. He plays the final track by Pantha du Prince. The electro pop of the '80s resonates in this track as well. As Väth's offhand humor is transformed into detached thoughtfulness, Flügel's agile sounds dissolve into a slow drift.

The first part of "The Sound of the 17th Season" guided us into the night, now we are ready for a release of energy and passion. Levon Vincent does not even need a bass drum for an electrifying, sweeping piece of House Music. With a deeply pulsating bassline and an over-the-top organ solo Redshape manages to be even more thrilling. Hot City Orchestra and André Galluzzi suspend this tremendous tension with an atmospheric techno track, rooting floating, fluttering echoes with serious, focused acid sounds. Adam Port merges the diverging energies into a single, pulsating synth pattern. Damian Lazarus and Kölsch release this straightforward flow with soulful melodies, a beautiful set of strings offering even deeper und richer emotional shades. Rendering this forthcoming, up-front temper into nagging electro sounds, Margot condenses Kölsch's exuberance into a deep euphoria, it ́s naïve fun reminding of "Electrica Salsa". Margot wobbling synths mutate unnoticeably into Danny Daze ́ sawing acid tracks. Creating another level of urgency Daze gets rid of all subtleties, drawing its energy entirely from the track itself, employing improbable changes in the pace of the groove.

With the 1994 Progressive House milestone "Robot", Väth plays another track of his own. Techno, Ambient and Eletronica are fused in a complex structure of overlapping synth tracks. In his very special remix, Kölsch uses a grumbling, doggish synth pattern to anchor all the multifaceted sounds. With a gloomy, huge techno track, Slam exhibit another level of seriousness. But with the trustworthily whispered words "I wanna take you there" this track has a charming side as well. Robert Hood picks up this tension between techno and soul and pushes it even further moving a short, filtered vocal snippet through the stereo spectrum. With Bart Skills, Väth reaches his finale: the bass and bassline are complemented by the springy swing of the hookline like the dot on the I. The very special Johannes Heil has siren-like winds flashing up abruptly. An instant later they are gone. Väth immerses himself into the pure, rhythm-driven energy with Emmanuel's heavy, resonant synth tracks. Jangling strings create an eeriness as an enthralling counterpart. Then it's time to say goodbye. With the labyrinthine, trippy synthesizers of Konstantin Sibold “Mutter”, Väth manages to recollect no less than three motifs that led us through this amazing set: with its series of different chapters, “Mutter” reflects the DJ set as a journey of many episodes, each being so different that we are never able to anticipate what is coming next. The infinitely rich shades of the synthesizers reflect Väth's insatiable love for electronic sounds. Last but not least, Konstantin Sibold's track is a tribute to Sven Väth's "Robot" and the celebrated style of Väth ́s legendary Harthouse label.

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Electrica Salsa / Revisited

OFF, Sven Väth
Electrica Salsa / Revisited
07 / 2016

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Artist: OFF, Sven Väth
Release: COR12140
Release Medium: 12" & Digital
Release Date: 25th July 2016

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Electrica Salsa – Revisited

30 years later – remixes by Roman Flügel and Henrik Schwarz

France, Italy, Austria, Germany – quite precisely thirty years ago, one electronic track turned the European music charts upside down: „Electrica Salsa“ by the Frankfurt project OFF – a collective producing their tracks at Master Music Studio. The founders of “Organisation For Fun” were no underdogs: Michael Münzing and Luca Anzilotti would go on as duo SNAP! And write global hits like “The Power” or “Rhythm Is A Dancer”, writing pop history. And the third member of OFF was then 21- year-old Sven Väth, today one the most notorious international DJs. “Michael and Luca were the masters of equipment, responsible for the mixing desk and the recording tape we used to make the master tapes. I was the one providing song ideas, grooves and bringing a good mood to the studio.”

In the summer of 1986, House Music was mainly a thing at black Clubs in Chicago. Detroit Techno (and the Berlin scene) was still in the making. “Electrica Salsa” prompted a new feel in pop culture, adopting modern techniques like the use of sound samples driven by a unique beat, creating what would be called Balearic-Fusion. It included everything from digital Underground up to the Love Parade. Frankfurt and the Rhein-Main area experienced an era of departure and pioneering spirit. “There were really great sound systems at clubs and the Dorian Gray at Frankfurt Airport was one of the best in the country. They didn’t have closing hours; people would party on until midday. They came from all over Germany. The area produced a great number of projects: Moskwa TV, Bigod 21,16 Bit, Off, Moses P, Abfahrt, Dance to Trance, Snap, PCP, Earth Nation – to name just a few.“

„Around the turn of the year 1985/86 we were quite productive getting the maximum out of our new studio. All three of us were working as DJs on a regular basis and we got together to elaborate our ideas for new stuff”, Sven Väth remembers. “The predecessor project had been named 16 Bit, it was Michael’s and Luca’s baby. OFF happened quite naturally as we were trying out some things at the studio. We had a concrete 4/4 bass drum playing and the other two were experimenting on the bass. So I went over to the microphone and tried out some word and syllable sounds. Somehow my lips formed “Electrica Salsa” and then “Ba Ba Ba”. It got everything started; ideas just flowed after that. So we added Trumpets and Timbales that I recorded live. I didn’t really know anything about percussion but I loved playing around with rhythms. So I got myself a high-end professional percussion set. The thick “boom” sound on the other hand is a sample from a Mercedes S 500 door being slammed!”

The spontaneous session produced a powerfully anarchic song mastered on a 24-track tape that got all three musicians euphoric. “I was most happy about the great success we had with ‘Electrica Salsa’ in Ibiza and Italy, where we actually made number one,” Väth recollects. “Ibiza was the greatest source of inspiration. We flew down there every year in the eighties; the Island really had a strong influence on us with its eclectic sounds at the times. The Balearic Sound was a mix of Italo Disco, Wave, Funk and African Percussion. We wanted to become part of it – and I still am today! Thirty years on that fire is still glowing and that’s the reason why we released new mixes: They are a gift to my fans that have been accompanying me for such a long time.”

The track „Electrica Salsa“ is a cornerstone of Techno history, receiving a 2016 makeover so its successor generation gets something of its own to dance on. “Roman Flügel is a friend and estimated colleague of mine and he created a really smart version of the track. I’m convinced that many people will be surprised by his remix. Henrik Schwarz on the other hand actually invited a brass combo to the studio and recorded them with strings and latin bass which makes a great modern version;” as Väth describes the 2016 studio productions.

Väth concludes: „I can only add that I am extremely happy to have been part of this project. It’s a classic, after all!”

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Accident in Paradise/Robot (KiNK & Kölsch Remixes)

Sven Väth
Accident in Paradise/Robot (KiNK & Kölsch Remixes)
04 / 2016

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: COR12137
Release Medium: 12" & Digital
Release Date: 15th April 2016

Tracklist:
Accident In Paradise (KiNK Remix)
Robot (Kölsch Remix)

Sven Vath returns with two of his greatest classics. Just in time for the 20th anniversary of the cocoon idea the club-culture pioneer presents two milestones of his first two solo albums "Accident In Paradise" (1992) and "The Harlequin, The Robot and The Ballet Dancer" (1994). KiNK is in charge for remix #1 and we all know how much the Bulgarian fancys classic styled house and techno music which makes him the perfect person for the job. And what can we say? KiNK s remix meets all expectations! His version turns the original into an epic acid monster that appears almost like a fusion of Joey Beltrams "Energy Flash" and Rolando’s "Knights of the Jaguar“ - the 2016 version of "Accident In Paradise“ will take us on a journey through 20 years of techno and househistory.This is a big hit and it will bring madness to all the open air floors this season.

Rune Reilly Kölsch aka KÖLSCH is probably one of the most hyped names in the current techno and house circus. Hailing from Christiania / Kopenhagen Kölsch released a bunch of highly rated club tracks lately and his remix for Sven Väth's "Robot" is no exception. Runes remix is not riding the retroacid-train but turns out to be an epic club hit with an enormous festival potential, too. The Kölsch beats appear dry as a bone and sound highly energetic - they blend in perfectly with the strings- and and synth-section and create a monster full of drama and emotions.

Although both remixes are way over 9 minutes they do not seem to be one second too long. We do not need to have clairvoyant abilities to predict that Sven Väth will have a deep impact on the upcoming party- and festival-summer with this release.

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The sound of the 16th Season

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The sound of the 16th Season
11 / 2015

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: CORMIX051
Release Medium: CD & Digital
Release Date: 20th November 2015

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People have their personal rituals. Leaving the International Space Station Russian space travelers left some bread and salt as a welcome gift for their American colleagues. Tennis star Serena Williams bounces the ball exactly five times before her first serve. Our beloved master of ceremony of technomusic, Sven Väth, has a ritual as well: When the shadows on the island Ibiza grow longer and the noise of the summer is about to fade away, he takes a couple of days off and reminisces the passing season, the parties, the crowds and the music: What were the craziest, the most outrageous, most beautiful moments? Which situations, which encounters inspired me? What did we laugh about? And of course: what was the best music? Which tracks accompanied me and my Cocoon People during those intense weeks? Väth assembles those magical tracks for the sixteenth time this year merging them into two and a half hour set.

With "Sound of the 16th Season", Väth brings together friends from Cocoon´s environment, as well as long time companions from all over the world and young, aspiring musicians. Väth opens with DJ Koze's "XTC": Through a cloudy, blurry soundscape, a captivating melody begins to talk to us. This exceptional piece of music manages to merge contradictory feelings. Väth uses it to set an emotional anchor, to what is at stake. Matthew Dekay plays a single cello chord to wait for a short moment. Those seconds of silence turns the track into a poetical starting signal. Väth stops the grooves harshly and sets a new tone, with "Next Please" by Metaboman, a high-spirited, twisted, funny, electronic polka. With the outrageous techno soul of Kevin Saunderson and Carl Craig the legendary Detroit honchos turn play into drama. Jacob Korn takes this thread and adds melodic Detroit sounds releasing the tension with a jazzy, experimental gesture. With Leon Vynehalls reduced gospel, the set reaches a spiritual moment, which is driven on by Aaron with his wonderful, driving "Whatcha Say. The beautiful passionate voice says: "That's what you say.” Singing the line over and over again, it turns into confirmation, reminder and some kind of warning. With the pretty, quiet "Do not disturb Björn" Väth allows us to pause for a moment. Beloved for his delicate sound textures, John Tejada extends the shades of the subdued mood. Mattheis turns it into something different in a very subtle way, using penetrating strings with an anthem like quality. With Patrick Specke´s & Daze Maxim´s contribution, Väth brings the set down on the groove to move into the finale of the first part: "Drifting" by Jacek Sienkiewicz puts us with beautiful, delicate sounds in a state of childlike enchantment. Ricardo Tobar implements this unique feeling using wider, soft, springy sounds, which let us float like a balloon.

Väth´s second set takes off with Tim Green's "Eclipse": a happily boasting bassline leads us through a charming house groove. Alex Smoke transformed this curiosity into cockiness using vigorous acid sounds. Heartthrob breaks the playful energy with cool electronic sounds, which escalate into a furious snare drum thunderstorm. Tim Wright emerges further into inexhaustible deep space of electronic sounds, employing a screeching electro bassline with a twinkle in his eye. Deetron picks us up with overwhelmingly positive tribal sound and a beaming, unforgettable riff. With Bastinov Väth absorbs the emotional life of this track and adds more shades with fascinating violin sounds. Robert Hood transforms Bastinovs thoughtfulness with a brilliant synthesizer figure into an electrifying soul. Väth does an utterly surprising u-turn with a song by Swedish cult band The Knife, merging Afro-American Soul into highly sensitive Indie. Geeemans very special way to modulate his voice is reminiscent of the

"Ba Ba Bah, Aha ha ha" from Väth's own, legendary "Electrica Salsa". Now we are in the frenzy of the night, it is time for Techno. Gary Beck pulls us into another world with a powerful groove and an epic hookline, Pig & Dan condense this mood to give the message "Universal Love". "Warehouse Memories" brings back recollections of crazed parties in abandoned factories. Väth clears the madness with Alex Bau´s hypnotic, flowing grooves. Dimi Angelis sets a soulful final chord with a beautiful riff merging fragile violin sounds and a shrill 8-bit synth, so the set can fade away in a charmingly mellow piece of Petar Dundov.

The bread and the salt of the Russians is only a welcome gift. "The Sound of the 16th Season" unites past, present and future. Both CDs provide an opportunity to remember the best moments of the summer as the storms of autumn sweep around the houses. But it's not just about the past, but also about tomorrow: The rousing tracks make you looking forward to 2016: the dancing, the laughter, the sun, the beautiful people and the contented, generous smile our Sven!

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Ritual Of Life (Adam Port 108 Mix)

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Ritual Of Life (Adam Port 108 Mix)
06 / 2015

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: COR12126ltd
Release Medium: 12" & Digital
Release Date: 1st June 2015

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Ritual Of Life (Adam Port 108 Mix)

After touring the world like no other techno artist on this planet and focusing on his ibiza-parties and mix-cd-projects our most wanted techno shamen Sven Väth returns with a new 12" finally! Well, it's not really a new solo production to be honest as it is a remix-treat Sven received from Adam Port who fell in love with the 1993 classic "Ritual Of Life".

The "Keine Musik" co-founder Adam Port was more than right to get deeper into this classic gem. The man who is moving in hyper-speed since his 2013 überhit "Our Fate" delivered a new approach that is close to perfection. Port took the original elements and turned them into a 2015 tech-house-bombshell that will definitely one of the anthems of the upcoming summer season.

Hailing from Berlin Adam Port lives and produces straight-edge which seems to be an ideal match here in terms of re-creating the original vibe. He used similar tribal flavored beats like he did in his club monster "The American Dream" and merges them with the cool original asian-dub-atmosfear that refers perfectly to the sound and lifestyle of Sven Väth.

This is not just a remix - it is an ovation to a great techno shamen. Port uses hypnotic beats mixed with mystic sounds and creates a very special spiritual vibe - a genuine musical journey that delivers one clear message: Dance until the morning sun!
Although over 10 minutes long this remix is not a single second too long. If you ask us it could be even longe. Music like this could run all night long, especially if Sven Väth is behind the decks.

This one makes us creep! Make sure to grab one of the few copies of this strictly limited release which comes as a single-sided green vinyl edition!

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The Sound Of The 15th Season

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The Sound Of The 15th Season
11 / 2014

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: CORMIX048
Release Medium: CD & Digital
Release Date: 17th November 2014

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Sven Väth – Sound of the 15th Season

Fifteen years on Ibiza, fifty years alive: in 2014 Sven Väth celebrates two major birthdays. With more than 10.000 of his fans he will celebrate his own birthday on October the 25th in Mannheim ́s Maimarkthalle. Luciano, DJ Koze and Richie Hawtin will be among the well-wishers behind the turntables. The birthday bash will as well be the kick off for Väth ́s world tour, which will take him through three continents. Sven Väth ́s fans: Some of them are dancing for more than thirty years to his music. Within Frankfurt ́s club scene, they followed him from Dorian Gray, the Omen, U60311, to the CocoonClub to Ibiza. Until now, they rely on Väth's tireless curiosity to reinvent electronic dance music again and again. With his longtime companions Väth not only went through the night, but through life. Then there are the kids from Ibiza who might have experienced Väth for the first time in one of the wonderful nights of the passed summer at Amnesia or at one of the afterhours. Väth enchants them with an abundance of electronic sounds, styles and moods, they are introduced to the cosmos of sophisticated electronic music. They could be his children. With this experience Väth is lead to a new, more relaxed perspective, a sense of what is really important. In an extensive interview for Resident Advisor Väth told the international audience about his multifaceted history as musician and entrepreneur. In a notable podcast for the same page he offers us an insight in his musical interests beyond electronic dance music for the first time in years.

With “Sound of the 15th Season”, Väth has left behind the two-part night & day concept of some of the earlier seasons. For the first time, he mixes a continuous, nearly three-hour set. Väth starts off a with delicate house tune from Stimming and the charming, flirtatiously naive voice of Piper Davis. The lovely piano tones captivate the attention while psychedelic moments arouse curiosity. Väth finishes the short opening sequence with another exceptional track: within Alex & Digbys “Kudlak” children pray to a number of saints, and their sincerity and seriousness appeals to us deep in our inside. Väth gives us a moment to feel where we stand in this point in time. Then the party begins. The next chapter is devoted to a classic, wonderfully level-headed New York house sound creating a peaceful haven in Ibiza ́s restlessness. Leon Vynehall draws us with gentle chords to the dance floor, D'Lonely Al adds a euphoric note. Roman Flügel & Simian Mobile Disco set the sounds like dots of color on a canvas. They suspend this impressionistic, playful approach with a strong, emotional bass line. Sebastian Mullaert melds these scattered energies in a wonderful, cardinal number with Karim Sahraoui adding multifaceted emotions. With his nervous funk Elbee Bad adds physicality and sex appeal. With the fascinating "Rezo" by Marcel Philipp, the set reaches a first climax. Being full of hope and promise the hookline is directed into the future, yet it does not loose contact to the here and now. The Lauer brothers combine the playful approach of the first tracks with a powerful, driving groove. With David August's epic "Epicurus" the acoustic space gains depth and richness. Until now the set was a family affair, now you immerse yourself in the crowd and get carried away.

With DJ Kozeʼs Remix of Moderats "Bad Kingdom", Väth revives the combination of pop and psychedelica and moves into the third chapter. Koze dissolves the anthemic pop song in poetic, trippy sounds. Fun and easy turn into rapid and uninhibited. Reboot ́s bassline spin the dancers around. With his bright, crystal-clear sounds Benjamin Damage nets this turmoil. Dast manages to square the circle: he sounds physical and empathetic like a Strictly-Rhythm-track, yet his explosive energy rather reminds of thriving techno. With Sable Sheep the beats get complicated and dense. Väth synthesizes the heterogeneous energies on the dance floor. Wonderfully straight, the bassline of Gary Beck moves into the track, you feel its razor-sharp, driving force in your fingertips and your tows. Väth reaches the finale: "Sand Storm" by Pig & Dan has the dimensions of a natural event. Gusts of sand grains form a massive sound wave that is sublime and a little scary at the same time. Now everything is possible: Jurek Przezdziecki & Jacek Sienkiewicz turn to a jazzy tonality. Daniel Stefanik counters with a pitch- black sentiment, its elegance being broken by a bizarre creaking and whistling. With this unconditionally demanding machine music we have reached the climax. Transforming this extreme tension in a thrilling acid track, Techno innovator Luke Slater creates clarity and defines a target. MMM pull around the helm, with a fanfare they spread a funny, winking euphoria. Slam grant us a breather with a timeless party track. Sawlin & Subjected break into the scene with futuristic, intricate industrial sounds. At the finale it is Kölsch ́s turn: the Dane reconciles madness and beauty with an oblique, funny squeak with an amazing vocal a la James Blake.

Väth is able to excel his intuition for electronic sounds just another time. He puts on a record and knows immediately what is going on in the trackʼs heart. In 2014 Väth gets rid of some ballast that has been piling up in club music ́s language. As in Far Eastern physical and spiritual practices, Yoga and Zen, it is often just a matter of holding the energy. Listening to himself, Väth is confronted with a stream of energy inspiring him and drawing us in. He always had the enthusiasm of a child. Now he is a wise man as well.

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L’esperanza

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L’esperanza
10 / 2014

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: COR12121
Release Medium: 12'' & Digital
Release Date: 20th October 2014

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Sven is back at the track, in high form and in full effect! The master of all things techno and the international techno-shamen number one presents a pristine remix package just in time to celebrate his 50th birthday!

When you look at the dancefloor at one of Sven's gigs these days you'd probably realize that a vast majority of his crowd wasn't even born when the originals of "L'Esperanza" and "Beauty & The Beast" were releleased. This man layed down some of the biggest stones to the foundation of techno and tech-house and he has choosen the right names to spice up these classic hits!

"L'Esperanza" received remix-treatment by Berlin based duo Âme of Innervision. Sven supported these folks right from the start and helped to spread the power of their megahit "Rej" even with some mad stagediving performances. And the two did a proper job by transforming the original chill-out tune into a vital up-to-date tech-house gem. Âme merge trance, house and minimal-techno elements with the right parts of the original in a fine and elegant way. The result makes almost three generations of ravers feel home again while getting mad on the dancefloor. Thanx guys!

Gerd Janson and Philipp Lauer aka the Tuff City Kids chip in their rework of Sven Väths "Beauty & The Beast". The two are not even trying to create an up-to-date flavour here at all - which is just perfect! The Tuff City Kids remix focus' in a cool and impressive way on a strong and classic techno foundation. Banging 909 beats, dark bass and synth sounds and the classic epic break in the middle... Janson's and Lauer's remix seems be a lost R&S single from back in the days or even some lost and found Detroit techno-hit! We see names and labels like Octave One, 430 West and Transmat when their remix starts to kick in and we just love it. PLAY IT LOUD EVERYBODY!

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Coming Home

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Coming Home
06 / 2014

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Artist: Sven Väth
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Release Medium: CD & Digital
Release Date: 27th June 2014

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Label: Stereo Deluxe Rec.

Sven Väth is looking relaxed. The global House and Techno scene continues to define his life but he deals with it now at his own pace — he is in control of his life’s beat. Yet he’s also still the creature of passion for whom producing music, playing sets, remixing and of course flying the world are far more than simply technological or logistic challenges. To his mind, all that stuff is not only brimming with life but also directed by a higher order or even by the kind of “soul” familiar to us from older historical genres such as Jazz or Blues. In spinning vinyl for over three decades, Väth has made the quintessence of electronic music his life’s work. And coping with the pros and cons of nightlife is naturally a part of that.

After a gig in New York he’s just arrived (back) in Ibiza to duly celebrate the “Grand Opening” of his Cocoon Club in the legendary Amnesia in early June. Väth remains a man true to vinyl and hence solid DJ cases. “It’s a matter of honour — and of course also a statement about which generation you belong to”, he explains with a burst of laughter. The usual DJ hero tales are not his thing at all yet he wouldn’t ever want to do without the haptic qualities of real records. “I don’t need 15,000 sound files when I’m booked for a gig — I’m not a jukebox” he exclaims in the unmistakable Hessen vernacular of a (middle-) aged warhorse. “Once the Cocoon Club in Frankfurt reached its end it was time for me to make a cut. I needed a change of space and ambiance, not just a change of address. And so Berlin wasn’t an option, even though I like to play or go out on the tiles there” he says. Väth now alternates between London and Thailand. He and the British capital have had a close personal and musical relationship since the start of his career, he explains, so there was something almost organic about breaking camp in his old home on the River Main in order to set up afresh on the banks of the Thames.

His is pretty much a life always on the go — except when he gets home, as he often must, so as to wind down, relax, cook and of course listen to music — different music than when he’s in clubs or driving to the next airport. And this is the stuff from which the successful compilation series “Coming Home” is made, a CD series that since 2007 has been inspiring heroes of electronic music to put together their personal “own-four-walls” selection and hand it over to their fans and other music lovers. Colleagues from Nightmares on Wax, DJ Hell, the Berlin sound collective Jazzanova and the Paris band Nouvelle Vague have already pulled out the stops for “Coming Home” — and now it’s Sven Väth’s turn to delve deep into his vinyl collection.

He has compiled fourteen tracks for “Coming Home’ — songs he listens to when he returns to his London apartment after playing sets worldwide. “I actually intended to present only my current fave songs — without any particular dramaturgy. But even so, there’s a musical arc of suspense to what came together in the end”, Väth says of his selection. Norwegian Jazz trumpeter Arve Henriksen gets the ball rolling: “Poverty And It’s Opposite” hovers like steaming mist over rolling rice fields, a minimalist, meditative trumpet running through an overall weave of Jazz, Classical and Ambient sounds. Here, East Asian influences such as the warm, soft tones of the Japanese shakuhachi flute define the sound artist’s spectrum: an ideal Väth soundtrack, accompanied by the patter of warm summer rain on the porch of a Thai bamboo hut. Horror Inc. by contrast is yet another pseudonym of Canadian DJ and Techno producer Marc Leclair aka Akufen. Väth has compiled his “fave listens” in a way such that the tension gradually mounts. The fifth track, “Fantastic Piano”, from the exceptionally talented Swede Axel Boman sounds something like a contemporary Burt Bacharach composition. With “Tears for Animals” the New York sisters CocoRosie dive into the blooming field of eclecticism while Donni Sò presents “La Pagliarella”(remixed here by Ulrich Schnauss), which was originally released by the formerly Cologne- but meanwhile Berlin-based small label Karaoke Kalk, in the framework of the project “Heimatlieder aus Deutschland”.

These few concrete examples of song show how Sven Väth breaks all the rules and disregards genre borders. “My influences have always been diverse and unpredictable. And that is unmistakably the case also on this quiet listening compilation”, he says in conclusion. And then he has to go. The next gig calls. Another journey into sound!

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THE SOUND OF THE 14TH SEASON

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THE SOUND OF THE 14TH SEASON
11 / 2013

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: CORMIX045
Release Medium: CD & Digital
Release Date: 18th November 2013

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For fourteen years the island Ibiza has been haunted by Sven Väth and his high-spirited tribe. In 2013, Cocoon turned the beloved Amnesia into a tropical jungle.  The jungle seduces with lush colors and intriguing sounds. Without hesitation you dive into lush greens, amazed by heat and beauty. The sun beaming, wind rushing through, unimaginable beasts roaring in the distance – it might all seem a bit too intense. You might feel lost. Beauty turns into dreariness, an adventure becomes a nightmare. But there is sound, a call. It is as a groove, gentle yet firm, elegant but demanding. These beats lead you through the adventure. The creator of this groove is no one else than techno ambassador Sven Väth. Mr. Väth is not only merging the new sounds of electronic music´s most prolific producers into one big experience. He is also the host of the whole event, using music, dance, performance, pyrotechnics and set design to create an integral experience. As a keepsake of the amazing nights and days Väth assembles the most memorable tracks into a mix-album. This time, the approach is different: Instead of creating two mixes representing each night and day, he produced one continuous set.

As the sun lowers dazzlingly over the Mediterranean Sea the astonishingly beautiful yet inaccessibly distant chords of “Allowance” by Isolée leave no doubt: everything is said, everything is done. Yet this is only the beginning of the set. Väth seems to remind us: An end is also a beginning. Every beginning is the end of something else as well. Väth establishes a philosophical depth, reminding us of the circular nature of life. The suggestive of chords of Lusine´s “Lucky” translate the thoughtful mood into a celebratory energy. Remixing “Lockdown Party” by The Mole, DJ Sprinkle fuses the joy of a block party with heartfelt Deep House chords, harsh cross fader effects adding an unlikely twist. Cocoon Hero Ricardo Villalobos creates an unlikely encounter of a driving bassline and a restrained beats topped by intangible strings. This contradictory tension is dissolved by the sweet piano riff of Marcus Fix´ „I wanna let you go“. With his dry, tense groove Losoul bundles the dancefloor´s playful energy into one focused kick. With its beseeching vocal, Victor Shan´s “How you want it” adds new emotional layers to the set. John Heckel´s marching grooves and nagging acid sounds drive the night further towards its peak. Adam Ports remix of Daniel Stefanik´s “Confidence” is all about the bass line prowling around the dance floor like a hungry animal. Soy Mustafa´s “Bug In The Bassbin” picks up the bassy energy, grounding Carl Craigs classic with the same title in London´s contemporary bass music. Losoul returns with another one of his subtle yet powerful grooves. There are no big moves necessary to jolt at the basement of the club. The Third Man picks up the Detroit vibe, turning glistening chords into an ecstatic anthem, calling 2013´s most intensive moments back to the mind.

The second part sets of on a slightly different, mellow note. Henrik Schwarz´ keen house sounds explore inert, gloomy Indierock-sensibilities, fusing perfectly into Ten Walls´ “Gotham”. The contrast of its alluring melodies and the heavy bass put the crowds of this season consistently under their spell. The restrained choir of DJ Yellow & Flower´s “Sea Creatures” has a sacral quality, recalling the sublime voices of medieval music. Matt John´s “The Keys” dissolves this withdrawn energy in a playful vibe, his cool voice reminding of the hard-boiled crooning of the Eighties´ David Bowie. Butch is clearing this conflicting emotions, creating space for Roman Flügel´s unique way of carving out the fun and joy of quirky electronic sounds. Makam releases the raw immediate energy of his emotionally versatile house style. At this moment, wAFF only need very little to finally push the crowd into the abyss of pure ecstasy. Everything is possible now. Väth scoops from his vaults, pouring sonic pleasures over the crowd. Nihad Tule drops fierce electronic sounds barley heard before, Psyk creates a multilayered sound sculpture full of movement and life. Bursting with energy yet controlled and subtle Developer´s marching electro riff creates an intriguing psychedelic effect. Len Faki and Johannes Heil suggest a certain seriousness. A horn call seems to ask the dancers to persist for a moment and remember the smiles and sweat and everything else that counted in the summer of 2013. It is the end of Ibiza´s season, but the beginning of another adventure: With “The Sound of the 14th Season World Tour” Väth enravishes party people all over Europe and South America with his unique Ibiza experience.

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THE SOUND OF THE 13TH SEASON

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THE SOUND OF THE 13TH SEASON
11 / 2012

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: CORMIX042
Release Medium: CD & Digital
Release Date: 7th November 2012

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There will always be a bass drum making people dance, but it will rarely sound the same. Techno and House are in continuous flux. There will always be people celebrating. And each year new kids join the scene, hungry for pleasure, for beauty, for ecstasy – for life. Over the last few years, Ibiza has established itself as one of the centres of advanced electronic music. A key figure in Ibiza's electronic awakening is Sven Väth. He and the Mediterranean island have come a long way. As a youth, he experienced the flamboyant nightlife on the island, having been introduced to dimensions of pleasure that were not imaginable in his hometown of Frankfurt. In 1999, Väth decided to return some of the energy and inspiration he had received from the rocky island with the unique atmosphere. Focusing on quality music, Väth established a new type of party experience by summoning a tribe of passionate musicians and activists, and in 2012, Cocoon's Ibiza adventure was created for the 13th time. Being the master of ceremony, Väth invites a unique mix of long-time companions and upcoming talent. As a DJ, he is scanning through the unmanageable amount of new music with somnambulistic security, having excavated aural treasures and shaping the ideal environment to release their full potential.

The 13th Season opens with Thomas Hoffding's auspicious voice, subtly arranged by Terranova and reworked by Adam Port. Young producer wAFF's grooves are more stable and demanding, the erotic female vocal luring us even deeper into the Cocoon, establishing the emotional density of classic New York House. Nobody manages to unleash the forces of the bass so wholeheartedly like Berlin's WK7, pushing the set into a more technoid direction. The turmoil that will take place on the dancefloor is anticipated by Margot's meandering acid track. The Tuff City Kids are pushing even further with striking, demanding chords. Octave One's unique, soulful grooves highlight the unrestrained force of the synthesizers. Ben Sims' slick groove is subduing the excitement, with enigmatic bleeps hovering over the dancefloor like an acoustic sculpture. Sam Paganini is moving even further in this direction, startling the dancers with sound from another galaxy. The obvious thing to do is now to push the crowd over the edge with a huge breakdown. But this is not what Väth does. By merging tracks from Sawlin, P.A.S. and Exercise One, he composes a powerful sequence: highly climactic and absolutely collected at the same time, it reaches beyond the vocabulary of peak time Techno. Dissolving into a tribal groove by Silent Servant and poetic sounds of Ray Kajioka, the first set is coming to its end.

The second CD starts off at an entirely different note. A sweet House sound is established by Makam. It's innocent, yet full of suggestion. The crowd is captured by the allure and grace of Dixon's edit of Romanthony's classical anthem, “The Wanderer”, and with &ME's vexing alien sounds, the ideal counterpoint is created. Julien Bracht is challenging the dancers with broken beats and seducing them with a longing vocal at the same time. The simplicity of Alejandro Mosso's mesmerizing melody finally disarms the crowd. Lawrence's intangible electronic sounds are pouring down on the dancers like rain in the midst of summer. Romanian Cocoon Hero Rhadoo is applying the brakes to the dancefloor's movement and controversially creates an irresistible motion. Unlike very few artists, Frankfurt's Roman Flügel manages to challenge the language of dance music. He merges the history and the future of House music in the most humorous way possible. Moving away from that playful sound, British electronic music maverick Four Tet strikes a rather demanding note. The heavy, bassy chords of Four Tet's turn into Uner's multi-layered diaphanous House sound, bursting with sun and light. Gathaspar is unifying the diverging energies with a pervasive soundscape. And Soy Mustafa and John Tejada have the final word: the dancefloor is taken away by their otherworldly serenity. In the end, the music is only a part of the adventure. Sven Väth creates a unique relationship with his crowd, leading us through experience like no one else.

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THE SOUND OF THE TWELFTH SEASON

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THE SOUND OF THE TWELFTH SEASON
11 / 2011

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: CORMIX037
Release Medium: CD & Digital
Release Date: 18th November 2011

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Sven Väth mixes the universal hits and hidden gems of this year´s club music into a 160-minute trip into the now of electronic music. The 12th volume of Väth´s “Sound of the Season”-Series is a unique listening experience for electronic music afficionadas and innocent bystanders alike.

With the Cocoon Heroes, Sven Väth´s techno tribe entered a new stage in its never ending metamorphosis. Fuelled by the communicative energies of the social networks of the internet the Cocoon is opening up, declaring ravers and performing artists, dancers and helpers part of the Cocoon as well. Within the concept of the Cocoon, this is something entirely new: As the nineties, techno´s groundbreaking decade, came to an end, Sven Väth realized a fundamentally new path had to be persued. Calling longtime fellow travellers and new acquaintances together to form a Cocoon: a remote safety zone and a exciting playing ground, a highly productive agency and a weird tribe of electronic music freaks and party animals. With the Cocoon club, Väth and his companions created a new type of club which fused sound and space into one immersive experience. Having realized that the daily life in the big cities compromises partying without limits, they set up a second home each summer at Club Amesia on the Mediterreanian island of Ibiza. The “Sounds of the Season”-Series is an aural photo album and an a compressed culmination at the same time. The love for electronic music is the driving force of all Cocoon´s endevours. Yet they closely watch what is going on outside their Cocoon. Exited about the chatter about musicans and night life going on services like Facebook or Twitter, the concept of the Cocoon heroes was created. Serving as an arena for gossip and discussion, there is even a Facebook app to create the most unlikely avatars, desolving the border between performer and listener.

In the first part of “The sound of the 12th season”, Väth melds the crowd into an orgiastic techno feast. Being bold in its outcome, the beginning is quite subtle. Efdemins and Kozes surprisingly slow grooves lure the dancers into their unique electronic sounds. With their demanding beats and heavy basslines, Dense & Pika set a different, energizing tone. Suprsingly quick Väth reaches a first peak with Boys Noize´s „Adonis“ - an unlikely encounter of a 80s-Chicago-House-bassline and a seductive arabesque melody. But Väth doesn´t give it all away just now. With the elegant techno soul of Justin Vandevolgers he lets the crowd take a deep breath. Then, when you don´t expect it at all, Todd Terjes accoustic space disco sets in. Terjes Tracks is as an unexpected exposition of the hammering bass and nasty acid sounds of Mark E´s “Belvide Beats” as well. Entering with unexpected force, the gates are open now. The contradicting forces of the dancefloor are finally in sync. Only Väth´s longtime favorites Chateau Flight manage to bring this orgiastic mess back on a managable level. With their stripped down funk, they create a perfect stage for the electronic fusion jazz of Aufgang. The final sequence of the first mix is a journey into melodic electronic sounds: Gary Beck takes us into a clowd of allien strings. Benoit Sergio´s processed voice sounds like Indiepop from a parallel world. Acquiesence´s cloudy soundscapes let us dive into an ocean of pure electronic grace.

With tracks by Steffi, Gerd and Anthony Collins, the House grooves of the second mix set an entirely different mood. It is a set for those moments when the party goes on for hours or even days, when the dancers are completely lost in the elyptic electronic sounds. Move D puts us into a deep trance driving our ever moving bodies into accoustic territories yet to be discovered. A tiny vocal sample is endlessly repeated until the human voice is stripped bare of all humanity. Osunlades shockingly beautiful voice is enriched by Ame´s multilayered House sound which encounters Alli Borèm rough “Scotch Your Mind”. Borèm funnily mocks senseless afterhour conversations bare of any sense. Maceo Plex sets a driving disco groove which desolves into Roman Flügels subtle, analytical approach to classical Chicago house. With tracks by Philip Bader, Matt John and Re.You the grooves and voices disssolve into those poetic moments when everything but the music is forgotten. The groove, like life, never ends. But this mix has to. And it does, with Mark E.´s longing synth-pop.

There are many Cocoon Heroes, but there is only one Sven Väth. With his unique curiosity and courage, he gives us a chance to surrender to the music completely. Finally we realize that the beauty and the beast are two faces of the some creature. It is always the electronic trip that you was hoping for. But it never comes the way you expected it to.

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THE SOUND OF THE ELEVENTH SEASON

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THE SOUND OF THE ELEVENTH SEASON
11 / 2010

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: CORMIX032
Release Medium: CD & Digital
Release Date: 19th November 2010

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In the summer of 2010, Sven Väth and his comrade-in-arms rambled into the night like wild animals scouting out their trail, impelled by an insatiable desire for life. Only a quick glance into the wild animal's eyes is necessary to make us want to join this adventure. Our inner predator awakes and starts to ramble. The heartbeat speeds up, the hackles rise. We face the mysterious glance of a tiger; entranced we gather on the dance floor. Väth levitates over the crowd, and the party is ready to begin. The party animals come to life. They dance, they scream, they sweat. The beats are relentless, bass lines burst with energy: It is a raw, intensive experience. Yet there is a subtle side to it: sweet melodies and charming vocals seduce us. Inaugurating its second decade in Ibiza, Cocoon has presented a whole new range of musicians, performers, costumes, masks, choreographies and visuals. With the eleventh season, Väth opened another chapter in Cocoon's never-ending metamorphosis: A butterfly of unknown splendor is born out of its cocoon.

Perceived in all parts of the world, the Cocoon parties in Ibiza are a major cultural event. Yet they are anything but anonymous. A night at Amnesia is a personal encounter with Mr. Väth himself. As much as Cocoon at Amnesia is a concerted effort, Väth's artistic vision reaches far beyond the music. Physically present or not, Techno's master of ceremony is a resting sovereign of the blustering wildlife. He is encouraging the crowd to explode in yet another outburst, at the same time never losing sight of the herd. Väth's smile: charming, yet mysterious, inspiring confidence, yet challenging.

Visiting the island since his teens, the Ibiza experience helped Väth to form his artistic vision. The tension between the luscious beaches and the rocky inland being a never ending source of inspiration, he built a stronghold of first rate electronic music on the mythical island in the Mediterranean Sea within the last decade. Cocoon's parties attract the international club music community as well as the island's natives. They are among the few cultural events that fuse down-to-earth partying with sophisticated glamour. It is the place where the easy-jet-set and the actual jet set imbue each other. The virgin looks into the eye of the sage, wisdom and naivety have an inspirational encounter. Darkness turning into light, it is a vortex where you get lost in order find yourself in a new way.

Being a manifesto of infinite transformation and growth, "The Sound of the Eleventh Season" is as well a chronicle of the past summer. Väth manages to melt this season's most ecstatic moments into two sets, spanning over 2 1/2 hours. Having spent the season partying on Ibiza or elsewhere, both discs form a musical diary. Väth transforms this season's records into a very special experience. Reaching beyond the current hits Väth retrieves the profound qualities of contemporary electronic music. Naturally, the trip begins at night. The charming, humorous vocals of Gerd fuse into Chateau Flight's subtle, elegant house grooves. The mood shifts, and Jacek Sienkiewicz enters with uncanny soundscapes and graceful Detroit grooves. The set accelerates with Edit Select's Remix of Speedy J's "Trails", and with the frenzy of Soul Center's "Dyr Bul Scyl" and MMM's "Nous Sommes MMM", it turns into a series of climaxes. Hours fly by and suddenly the heat of the night is gone. But the glittering light does not wake us up. It just puts us in another state of trance, in an ultimate condition where only the music counts. We are captivated be the adorable melodies of Koze's "Blume der Nacht". We lose ourselves in the dub landscapes of Skudge's "Convolution", we are amused by the cut-up vocals of Kabale und Liebe. The hypnotic grooves and mesmerizing melodies of Martin Buttrich's "Song Six" make us finally forget time and space before we are enchanted by the daring naïveté of Plaids "Dett". The "Eleventh Season" might be over, but its experience lasts: The music abducted us into the world of sound, yet it is as bodily and vital as a real physical encounter. Väth's DJing awoke a longing which was forgotten for quite some time.

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THE SOUND OF THE TENTH SEASON

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THE SOUND OF THE TENTH SEASON
11 / 2009

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: CORMIX027
Release Medium: CD & Digital
Release Date: 27th November 2009

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Sven Väth is a DJ. The turntables are his medium of choice. But his fans and followers rather perceive him as some kind of a magician, a spirit, a shaman. Although Väth's work transcends into performance art, architecture and design, his preferred way of communication is music. Techno and House are his inborn language, his most immediate way of expression. Like few other musicians, Väth manages to push his music beyond the limitations of certain musical styles. He opens up towards his crowd in a deep and profound way: Mysteriously, Väth builds an incredible connection with everybody in the room.

The past season was a very special one for Cocoon. Väth has just won the Ibiza DJ Award as best DJ and the award for the best set of the summer for a faboulous back2back set with Luciano. Sven and his collaborators celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cocoon Parties at Club Amnesia in Ibiza. During these ten years him and his dedicated crew made the Cocoon Nights one of the most beloved electronic events on the island. People from all over word visited the place to celebrate the most exciting musicians of today. A Cocoon season is not completed without the concluding Mix-Album, on which Väth merges all facets of the club sound of today into a double CD. With the tenth volume of the Season-Series, he finalizes the first decade of Cocoon's activities on this very special place. Väth always emphasized the island's unique atmosphere in the Mediterranean Sea. Ibiza can be quite dark at times, is a frequently repeated comment of his. You might climb the highest mountains or travel to most remote beaches, but this might not be it. The Cocoon parties' ecstasy turns them into some sort of modern man's pilgrimage. Väth invents Ibiza as a place where one discovers the delights of electronic music. Väth's journey into music enables to open up emotionally, to our deeper self. Ibiza is the place to leave everyday life behind turning into another form of reality: beauty and madness created by the reality of electronic music.

The Sound of the Season-Series is the most enduring series of Mix-CDs of a single artist. It tells the story of the second decade of Techno and House in ten chapters. The tenth season might be Väth's most surprising mix so far. Not only summing up the highlight of 2009's clublife but also an outlook of what will happen in 2010 - and maybe in the whole new decade. The hitmakers of the zero years are hardly present on this album. In his visionary mode of thinking, Väth introduces a whole new generation of artists, who might accompany him through the second decade of Cocoon in Ibiza. Musicians like Alejandro Mosso from Argentina, Marc Marzenit from Spain or Ilario Alicante from Italy form an international network of talented young artists who have left the formative distinction between Techno and House behind. Some of Väth's Season-Mixes are divided into a night and a day chapter. The new night-mix might be the most subtle and quiet one in the series. Väth does not compete with the new house lovers, rather seduces them with tender grooves and charming sounds. As one of the very few DJs, Väth manages to cover all shades of electronic music: he fuses subtle electronic sounds with epic breaks, tribal chants with futuristic beats. “The Sound of the Tenth Season” captures moments of beauty and madness, of elegance and intensity. And it reaches beyond the musical level: A DVD will be also part of the pack. It documents the second Cocoon that Väth created in the unique place. It contains a 45-minute-long live-mix of the master, a series of interviews containing Sven himself, Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Loco Dice and Johannes Goller, promoter of Cocoon Ibiza, as well as a cut of Underwold's live performance and several “Making-of” trailers.

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The Sound Of The Ninth Season

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The Sound Of The Ninth Season
11 / 2008

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: CORMIX022
Release Medium: CD
Release Date: 14th November 2008

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Sven Väth's “Sound Of The Ninth Season” is a musical trip trough the year 2008. At the same time, it is an opportunity to let your present activities retreat from you for a moment. Listening to the mesmerizing grooves, you might browse through the memories of the year that be will be over soon. What were its special moments? What did you do that is not conceivable at any other moment of your life? It might be a trip, a relationship, a party. It might be a phrase someone said, a joke, a glance, a kiss – or a phrase in a track you danced to at a party. Rarely electronic music manages to blend the personal and the public so perfectly: “The Sound Of The Ninth Season” is a compendium of the club music of 2008, at the same time its very personal statement. There are moments when every cell in your body is about to erupt, and there are quiet and emotional passages.With “The Sound Of The Ninth Season”, Sven Väth passes his special musical message to everybody on this planet who is willing to celebrate what is exciting and fascinating about life. Simultaneously, its a private statement about what is important to him artistically and socially. It is a testimony about the essentials of club music as well as it is a statement on friendship, love and intimacy.

The two sets could not be more different. The first CD "Disco" is a techno hurricane, which collects the most energetic moments of 2008. It is the most post powerful and immediate vision of the year that you can image. The key note of the set is a track by Vancouver's dance music maverick Mathew Jonson. The “Symphony For The Apocalypse” combines a sense of yearning with the most outgoing and ecstatic hook line you can image. Another very special step in Väth's journey is a tribal track by Ahmet Sisman, which ties acoustic percussions to a voluminous techno groove. This track merges into the most enigmatic and mysterious track having been released on Cocoon Recordings this year: “Subtellite” by Timo Maas. Being a complex montage of countless textures and layers, it forms an overwhelming wall of sound. Yet the climax of this set might be another very special track, “Mismoplastico” by Virtualmismo. The track was originally released in 1992. Blending the sound of organ with the sound of a siren, its hook line its the most surprising and startling thing that could happen after a smart and elegant track by Dubfire.

Although there have been a couple of mind-blowing club hits during 2008, it was not the year of explosive peaktime anthems. More likely, it was a year of subtle deep house grooves and quiet research in the textures and landscapes of electronic sounds. Taking these developments into account, the second set is a labyrinth of tender grooves and sweet and strange sounds. Anthony Collins is letting us drift into snatches of distant voices. Kollektiv Turmstrasse's deep orchestral arrangements even sound a bit like sacred music. SIS seduces the crowd with his suggestive minimal grooves. With his straight, percussive beats, Quenum grasps the dancers firmer. His grip dissolves in a flawless classical house groove by Reboot. With tracks by Sven Tasnadi, Pigon and Microworld the set takes a side trip to contemporary Detroit Techno. Finally, Prins Thomas takes us back to the madness where it all began two and a half hours earlier.

House and Techno are basics of Väths musical philosophy. The fragile difference between these two elementary directions of club music continues to be the motor of his sets. Väth's life long journey through electronic music continues and it brings us an excess of excitement, empathy, madness and beauty.

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The Beauty & The Beast Remixes

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The Beauty & The Beast Remixes
04 / 2008

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: COR12046
Release Medium: 12" & Digital
Release Date: 15th April 2008

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Do you remember? The Love Parade was not a mass event yet and Rave had its peaktime in the clubs. In the same year, Sven Väth released his concept album "The Harlequin, The Robot And The Ballet-Dancer" and these three characters are playing a role in each track. The video of "The Beauty And The Beast", which is probably the most groovy track, Sven walks around a 3D animated world, dressed up as a harlequin and was a perfect cast for the role.

It's 14 years since then, but now there is a mysterious bootleg appearing in the playlists of many DJs which comes really close to the original. Eric Prydz has taken care for the track and put it into a modern outfit. The Swede who became a House superstar with his 2004 smash hit "Call on me" has kept the relevant components of the track: groove, playfulness, mysteriousness. "The Beauty And The Beast" hasn't lost anything of its fascination and is still taking the listener on journey to another world.

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The Sound Of The Eighth Season

Sven Väth
The Sound Of The Eighth Season
11 / 2007

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: CORMIX019
Release Medium: CD
Release Date: 8th November 2007

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"The Sound of the Eighth Season" is not a mix compilation like all others. Even the fact that this series of Mix-CDs is facing its eighth edition now does not show many parallels to other (Techno) compilations.

Besides the success of the "Season" series during the last seven years, Cocoon and Cocoon Recordings look back to a highly successful year since the Closing Party of 2006. The eighth season – themed "Freakshow" – broke all records. Despite a hard beginning with the move to the "Privilege" exile, Cocoon Ibiza was able to boost both the numbers of visitors and the level of party spirit. Legendary nights, incredible DJ sets and live gigs, an almost unique crowd and a Sven Väth who was in top form during the whole summer. Also, the official Freakshow CD by André Galluzzi and Raresh was one of the main gadgets in summer 2007 in order to get the Ibiza feeling at home. Unforgettable performances by the grandmasters Ricardo Villalobos and Richie Hawtin or the live performance of shooting star Guy Gerber from Israel round up the image of a perfect season.

On the eighth edition of the "Sound..." series, one can also find – besides the big hits of the Cocoon summer – some new wild youngsters, who not only keep the wheel turning but even give it more drive. So, Tolga Fidan – a name not being too well-known to many – has made it to the tracklisting of Sven's Mix-CD already for the second time; the greek-british newcomer Argy is also part of the Ibiza retrospective 2007. And when it comes to newcomers, the name Martin Buttrich is actually one not to be missed. Although being one of the senior producers in Techno and House since the early nineties and the man behind many Timo Maas or Loco Dice hit records, Martin has not taken the step to an international solo career so far. This has definitely changed after outstanding releases on Planet E, PokerFlat as well as with remixes for Tracy Thorn (ex-Everything-But-The-Girl). His next release for Cocoon Recordings is already in the pipeline and has also made it to Sven's Mix-CD.

With this Mix, Sven Väth, the man behind the Seasons series and Cocoon mastermind, does not give his opinion of what Techno was, is or might be, but he rather delivers the soundtrack to a certain concept of life. Already in the past, Väth has included House hymns like "Timbuktu" by New York's Jerome Sydenham (Ibadan Records) in his Ibiza retrospective and in this tradition, he presents one of the big summer tunes of 2007 on the current volume: Carl Craig's remix of Junior Boys' "Like A Child".

However, the most important factor of the enduring success of Sven Väth is this certain extra portion of courage that distinguishes him from many other DJs of his status. He regularly breaks with conventions and keeps his eyes and ears constantly open to new artists and their music. Jamie Jones for instance, well-known only for a short time here, represents the young generation of Techno & House artists on the eighth edition of the "Sound..." series. And as it is suitable for a brave mastermind like Sven, the CD finishes with Pepe Bradock's "Rhapsody in Pain". Both the artist and the title seem to belong rather to the art scene than the Techno universe (not for nothing is the name of Bradock's label "Atavisme") - the deadpan comment an internet user made to "Rhapsody in Pain" illustrates this: "funny and disturbing, but too gross" – this seems to be exactly the right track for Sven and his current Mix-CD!

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The Sound Of The Seventh Season

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The Sound Of The Seventh Season
11 / 2006

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: CORMIX016
Release Medium: CD
Release Date: 7th November 2006

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Ibiza 2006. Just arrived, switching on the air condition. It's hot, the sun is burning and Mediterranean scents are waving through the car window, a combination of sun lotion, excellent food and the sea. Your sunglasses become the most important fashion item for the next few days, and who has never been to Ibiza does not know that you only need a pair of flip-flops for a perfect holiday.

What makes this island so special, where is the magic of this place? A cosmic place, only a stone's throw away from the dull European cities, a summer meeting point for the international clubbing society. Since seven years ago, the island has finally arrived at the Techno and Tech House universe. Gone are the times when Balearic Beats alternated with British club sounds in calling the tune on the island. Sure, Acid House has made it from here out of the London underground, but that's it more or less.

Meanwhile, everybody is talking about the German Tech House miracle: Cocoon, the CocoonClubs in Frankfurt and Ibiza, Cocoon Recordings, but also DJs like Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, André Galluzzi, Tobi Neumann and many more – all of them are now 'calling the tune', and similarly to the times of Acid House at the beginning of the Nineties, Ibiza is again the springboard. However, with the slight but important difference that here, something was built up over seven years, without external hypes and vast media coverage, not an overnight success, no S-Express but our continuously growing House and Techno party culture. The sound and the vibe of the early Love Parades, Love Parks, Green & Blues, the Omen and so on... we were there!

"Finally", you could almost say. The world is listening. What is happening in Germany? What kind of scene is this? Why is so much damn great music coming from here? Well, it is like it is, and for many of us, it has always been like that anyway. And one man was there from the very beginning: Sven Väth!

Of course, the past Cocoon Ibiza Season has continued this evolution consistently. For the seventh time in succession, we have beaten all records and the number of visitors has increased again. This success was made possible solely through own efforts, without major sponsor support and major advertising offensives or concentrated media power. It may be trite, but "Music was the key!" More and more clubs on the island follow this example, and everybody is already curious on what Cocoon is going to do in 2007. Meanwhile, we are looking back to Season 2006 the musical way. Besides the big hits ("This is Sick", "Dump Track“, "Nam Nam"), many brand new listening pearls as well as two treasures from the Cocoon Recordings chest ("Hummel" by Adam Kroll and "Bionik" by Dominik Eulberg) can be found on the double CD, which is again split in a 'Night' and a 'Day' mix by Cocoon head Sven Väth. Let the music speak for itself, watch the best pictures of the summer under the provided link, open a bottle of Rioja, enjoy some bread and Aioli and watch out for the next summer... fast forward 2007!

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The Sound Of The Sixth Season

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The Sound Of The Sixth Season
11 / 2005

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: CORMIX012
Release Medium: CD & Digital
Release Date: 25th November 2005

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The idea has developed further and the Cocoon unfolds... The Sixth Season of CocoonClub Ibiza has been the most successful summer residence of the Frankfurt witches cauldron on the White Island so far. Again, the best tracks of the summer are assembled on Sven Väth's playlist.

The Cocoon mastermind has perpetuated his set on two audio CDs, which reflect both the mood at the party in the night as well as the bliss at the After Hour the morning after. With the most modern club in the world in Frankfurt, Sven Väth and his team have set up a sign for quality. And everything is done to make sure that the name Cocoon always stands for high quality. Not without reason have their efforts been rewarded every year with the growing international support. And this year, it has been real wild! Ibiza has always been a meeting place for Sven.

During the whole season, the Cocoon artists are on the island not only for playing, but also to see each other again and to have a great inspiring and amicable time together. It's always amazing how many different nationalities one can find on the Cocoon dancefloor and how they mix. People make friends, people father children... A crowd so unique can only be found in Ibiza!

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Sven Väth, Anthony Rother
Komm
11 / 2005

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Artist: Sven Väth, Anthony Rother
Release: COR12016
Release Medium: 12", CD & Digital
Release Date: 16th November 2005

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Sven Väth and Anthony Rother have been producing some jewels in the field of Electronic Music so far, and "Komm" remains within this tradition. As a part of the Cocoon Compilation D, the track has already caused many positive and almost euphoric reactions and recommended itself for a remix.

The remix was done by Gregor Tresher (aka Sniper Mode), who has left some traces with his debut on Elektrolux 'Big City Lights' and several 12"es. Besides another album in 2004, Gregor works together with Mr Vodooamt Patrick Lindsey on a 12" and further tracks, which are to be released on Monika Kruse's Terminal M Records. For Anthony Rother's label Datapunk, Gregor uses his real name, a fact showing how important he considers these releases.

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The Sound Of The Fifth Season
12 / 2004

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: CORMIX010
Release Medium: CD & Digital
Release Date: 6th December 2004

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This year, the CocoonClub celebrated ist fifth season at the Amnesia in Ibiza, and that is truly a reason to party! Not only because of the anniversary but also due to the fact that this season was both the most beautiful and successful so far. From the time we started our events in 2000 until now, this year fifth season was by far the most exiting and thrilling one for us. The 'Cocktails' concept, which was a good mixture of extraordinaire décor, great visuals and excellent sound, did not only open the mouths on the island.

Once again, we managed to attract a selected crowd of clubbers and gave them the time of their lives. Also VIPs like Valentino Rossi, Nadja Auermann, P.Diddy and the elite of the international DJ scene dropped by to celebrate with us.

For the first time, Cocoon was responsible for both the main and house floor, and we really showed everyone, what kind of sound Cocoon stands for in Ibiza. We have already been asked several times to publish this unique atmosphere on video or DVD - et voilá - here is the masterpiece: The audio CD gathers the best tracks of the summer in a unique mix by Sven Väth, sometimes tending to a song-focussing selection. He succeeded once more in transforming the eight or nine hours of a CocoonClub party at the Amnesia into the 72 minutes of a CD without losing the spirit of the party. The tracks by Freeform Five, Roman Flügel or Goldfrapp were the hits this summer and do perfectly transport the atmosphere of the night.

An exclusive interview shows the person and the artist Sven Väth, he is talking about Ibiza and his motivation to go there; besides that, a review on Five Years CocoonClub Ibiza is given, as well as greetings and congratulations from many friends and colleagues. A forty minute Live DJ Set by Sven Väth (the first one on DVD ever!!!) and the Live Recording of Alter Ego's milestone 'Rocker' from the Amnesia round up this DVD, which gives the spectator a glance behind the scenes that has never been possible before.

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The Sound Of The Fourth Season

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The Sound Of The Fourth Season
01 / 2004

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: CORMIX007
Release Medium: CD & Digital
Release Date: 6th January 2004

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Having ended the Fourth Season in Ibiza with a monster Closing Party, Sven Väth is again delivering his opinion of the world in the form of a Double Mix-CD on his label Cocoon Recordings. According to this year's motto "In Your Face", the first CD starts with more technoid slammers; straight and classic – tracks, which attack you like a wild animal. Sven opens his set with Funk D'Voids extraordinary 'Emotional Content' and proceeds via ADA and LFO to T.Raumschmiere's masterpiece 'Monstertruckdriver' – a track, from which Sven could not keep his fingers away for the whole summer...

CD 1 ends with Ingo Boss' recently released track 'Little Eternity', a wonderful piece of fluffy electronic Techno. The second CD is a little more confusing than its pendant, with Ricardo Villalobos' 'Easy Lee' from his new album, Dntel or Jackson Fourgeaud as explicit examples. The last track is 'Artamis' by high-flyer Luciano. The pleasant Swiss could easily be called the revelation of this summer and is both, a talented producer and a skillful DJ.

With 'The Sound Of The Fourth Season', Cocoon Recordings continues its series "... in the Mix" and releases Sven Väth's fourth Mix-CD.

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The Sound Of The Third Season

Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin
The Sound Of The Third Season
10 / 2002

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Artist: Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin
Release: CORMIX004
Release Medium: CD & Digital
Release Date: 28th October 2002

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Ibiza 2000: the White Isle is overrun by UK based Korporate Organisations pushing dodgy music to an even dodgier British clientele to whom the 'Balearic spirit' means a double cheap vodka and red-bull. Sky's Ibiza Uncovered had related the well worn, all to familiar tale of the British abroad fucking it all up for themselves and for who-ever was unlucky enough to get on their way. Of course, it hasn't always been like this. Ibiza has a long European based club history which existed long before Tong, Oakenfold and Rampling arrived. There had been a unique glamour of 'European-ness' to the Island's club culture since the 70's which by the late 90's had began to be seriously threatened by British Klub Korporations. Even BBC Radio 1FM had jumped on the bandwagon.

Needless to say, this didn't tell the whole story. Such is the beauty of Ibiza. In 2000, Sven Väth, Frankfurt based Übertechno Maestro crucially decided to open a night at Amnesia utilising the exclusive talent signed to his Cocoon booking agency. The club night, called Cocoon, featured a stella array of pan-global DJ's and live acts and with a 20 strong team on the Island the First Season proved a roaring success featuring a live-floorshow from Rosezone, especially prepared for the night and, most importantly, a music policy based on quality techno and house music. The 'beautiful people', the Spanish, French, Italians and Germans who had grown tired of the British dominance on the Island flocked to the night. In a word 'European-ness' had returned... A compilation 'The Sound of the First Season' followed on Sven's label Cocoon Recordings. The following season saw the club grow by outlandish proportions, Carl Cox who had guested at the club remarked that it was the 'Best on the Island'.

The Sound of the Second Season, the Double CD that followed, showcased the crucial tunes of the 'Noche' at the club, plus the by now legendary Cocoon after parties, the 'Dia,' which were held at a variety of locations: at the terrace at Space, the beach at Cala Llonga, Sven's Villa in the hills or on the très chic Italian-built vessels in Ibiza harbour or off the clear blue crystal waters of Formentera. And so to 2002: Sven and party partner-in-crime, an increasingly 'refreshed' Richie Hawtin, hatched a collaborative plot over dinner in New York City (now Hawtin's adopted home). Hawtin would be 'unofficial' resident at Cocoon for the 2002 Season guesting at 4 of the clubs' mammoth 14 week Monday night run at Amnesia, including the climactic Closing Party in September. The CD release to accompany this run 'Cocoon Club Ibiza: The Sound of the Third Season' would feature both Sven and Richie in the mix together showcasing the top drawer tunes from the 2002 season at he club but also would encapsulate the experience of being at Cocoon by including conversations, sound effects and atmospheres, capturing the excitement and euphoria of actually being at the club: in effect, the WORKS!

With a 2002 residence that has featured Sven, Richie, Anthony Rother, Pascal FEOS, Alter Ego, DJ Hell, Vitalic, Marco Carola, Ricardo Villalobos, John Acquaviva, Funk D'Void, Josh Wink, Green Velvet and Tobi Neumann, Cocoon 2002 has proved itself to be THE club on the Island for quality music for a pan-European crazy crowd. When many UK based organisations are finding it 'difficult' on Ibiza, Cocoon moves from strength to strength. The people have voted: 'European-ness' is in. Roll on 2003 and ...let the music begin. 'Sven Väth and Richie Hawtin: Cocoon Club Ibiza: The Sound of the Third Season' will be released on October 28th. In an uncomparable co-operative effort, Cocoon Recordings will release the CD on mainland Europe, novamute will handle the release in the UK, USA, Japan and Australia. Hawtin's M-nus label will take the release for Canada. The US and Canadian release date is November 26th 2002.

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The Sound Of The Second Season

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The Sound Of The Second Season
11 / 2001

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: CORMIX003
Release Medium: CD & Digital
Release Date: 19th November 2001

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After the great success of Sven Väth´s very first Mix-CD “The Sound of the first Season” last year, it wasn’t necessary thinking about producing the “Second Season” of Cocoon’s Summer – Residency Amnesia/Ibiza as a Mix – CD creating a Memory for the people who joined Cocoon and bring a piece of Summer to the one’s that stayed at home.

Whoever missed the Parties and the Atmosphere gets an impression what were played on the decks at Amnesia and Calla Llonga (Afterhour-Club). Sven Väth In the Mix-The Sound of the second Season is a Double-CD, sub - titled “Night and Day”. On the Night – CD you’ll find the best Club – Tracks, played by Sven at Amnesia to rock the crowd. The Day – CD includes chilly Beach – Sound, underlining a day at Ibiza the best possible way and makes it become a unforgettable Summer-Dream. Release Day of the Double-CD “ The Sound of the second Season will be the 19th of November 2001 on Cocoon Recordings.

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The Sound Of The First Season

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The Sound Of The First Season
11 / 2000

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Artist: Sven Väth
Release: CORMIX001
Release Medium: CD
Release Date: 27th November 2000

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Every country has its #1. England has Carl Cox, France has Laurent Garnier, America has Jeff Mills, Canada has Richie Hawtin, & Germany has undoubtedly the true multi-talented master in Sven Vaeth.

To list all of Sven Vaeth’s achievements in the past 20+ years would take 100MB hard-drive to list them all. Some of his milestones incl. Sub-Harthouse/Eye Q founder, #1 hit producer, worldwide-renowned DJ, collaborations with some of the most talented & respected artists in the world, festival organizer extraordinaire, establishing a high profile DJ/Live-Act booking agency & on & on & on. But if you would have to choose one thing, the one we all know Sven Vaeth for, it would be his passionate, relentless, die-hard DJ performances sometimes lasting more than 15 hours (e.g. SEZ/Tresor Berlin – day after Love Parade). One of these stellar gigs occurred this summer, when his “Cocoon” organization traveled to the Island of Ibiza, to arrange the much anticipated, yearly parties @ one of Ibiza’s most beautiful locations, the “Amnesia” club.

It was there & then that Sven decided to capture the truly magical moments of one of these nights and release it in form of a CD, something unprecedented for him. Many record labels had inquired about a Sven Vaeth Mix-CD in the past, but all attempts were unsuccessful – until now. The overwhelming & positive feedback from everyone involved made him decide that it was time to make that final step and hereby plants another stone in his already impressive resume. “The sound of the first season” is a high quality Techno compilation, featuring many most-wanted club trax and some special treats for everyone. Just look at the tracklisting & you will know what we mean.

“The sounds of the first session” will be released late November 2000 by Cocoon Recordings & will be distributed by interGROOVE & www.cocoon.net To some people he is nothing less than a resemblance of a respected world traveler preaching his message of love, peace & harmony. For others he is a constantly changing chameleon adapting to the people’s needs & open new doors to new adventures. But most of them agree unanimously, that he is Germany’s #1 DJ & Producer, year in – year out.

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The Harlequin, The Robot and The Ballet Dancer

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The Harlequin, The Robot and The Ballet Dancer
05 / 1994

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Release: CORDIG003
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Release Date: 15th May 1994

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Accident In Paradise

Sven Väth
Accident In Paradise
05 / 1993

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Release: CORDIG002
Release Medium: Digital
Release Date: 15th May 1993

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The Art Of Dance

Barbarella, Sven Väth
The Art Of Dance
05 / 1992

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Release: CORDIG001
Release Medium: Digital
Release Date: 15th May 1992

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Biography

It started in 1982

Sven Väth is quite simply unique. A legend in his own lifetime with a commitment and passion that has influenced the advance and evolution of electronic music. Clubs, record labels and careers have been launched.

There are some people that are destined to emerge and change things. Change landscapes. Sven Väth is a risk taking visionary, an instigator, an innovator and very possibly invincible.

1981 and Frankfurt it started. Quickly the figurehead for a techno revolution in Germany that was to spread far and wide. Worldwide. Setting sail alone, this was 1981 and this was new. The Omen Club and so many other adventures punctuated this period, getting the sound out there . Vinyl then, vinyl now. Parties that mattered and changed things. Parties that reinforced a vision and eventually gave birth to Cocoon.

An extraordinary residency in one of the best clubs in the world was unleashed in 1999. Cocoon Ibiza, Amnesia on a Monday night. Now 16 years of parties that have set new standards in production and have never compromised on what matters. The music. An incredible risk became, and still is, one of the great successes in modern music and clubbing. A phenomenon now attracting upwards of 80,000 visitors in a 4 month season with Sven Vath front and centre throughout.

Along with Cocoon Ibiza Sven created a booking agency (now Flash Artist Booking – targeting the best and the brightest), an event agency (Cocoon Event – spreading the vision across 5 continents and now over 30 countries) and a record label (Cocoon Recordings – with a back catalogue stuffed with quality) that gets ever more important and keeps on growing.

For all that you just have to meet the man behind the decks to really get it. With vinyl flailing he picks up a crowd and takes them with him. At a Sven gig you are in a performance with no one knowing quite what is going to happen. It has always been so. There may be 120 gigs a year, some very big some more intimate, but you will always feel invited and you will always see the heart of the man. That heart belongs to the crowd. Everyone is a VIP. Sven Väth is rock and roll.

In October 2014 there was a happening that expressed this togetherness and mutual respect. It was a 50th birthday party in stunning surroundings where 12,000 people joined together in Mannheim to celebrate a monumental life and career. An unforgettable night of dancing and community.

In 2015 another very special moment as Sven was honoured by the City of Frankfurt with the „Goetheplakette“, issued only to those that have made a real contribution to the cultural life of the city. A formal occasion but one that was important because it acknowledged at a different level the positivity that dance music can bring. A force for good. There was an after party of course, is Sven after all…..

Some fascinating collaborations have emerged as Sven has continued to explore another passion, contemporary art. Intriguing link ups with such influential figures as Tobias Rehberger and Andreas Gursky, both long term friends, are sure to throw up more surprises in the next months and years.

2016 and that means an astonishing 35 years as a Dj and an equally astonishing 17th season of Cocoon Ibiza.

The most charismatic DJ of his generation is more vital and relevant than ever. Utterly professional, utterly unpredictable. No one else like him. Not even close.

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