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COCOON IBIZA &
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incredible 19th season

Out now: Sven Väth – Sound of the 19th season mix cd



Dear friends,

A year of change in Ibiza has produced one of my favourite ever “Sound of the Season” compilations. I hope you enjoy this 19th edition as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

Love Sven

Cocoon Ibiza 2018 – thank you for dancing!



Watch the trailer of our Grand Closing party at Pacha Ibiza here!

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Sat Dec 18

Cocoon Sofia

Inter Expo Center / Sofia / Bulgaria

Sven Väth / Ilario Alicante / MAURIZIO SCHMITZ

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Tue Dec 18

Cocoon Riccione

Peter / Riccione / Italy

Luca Agnelli / Markus Fix

Cocoon Riccione
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Sun Dec 18

Cocoon Berlin

Watergate / Berlin / Germany

Charlotte de Witte / Eats Everything / André Galluzzi / Tobi Neumann / Christian Burkhardt / MAURIZIO SCHMITZ

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Pig & Dan - Reset your Bassline

Artist: Pig & Dan
Release: COR12159
Release Medium: 12" & digital
Release Date: 30th November 2018

Tracklist:
A1 - RESET YOU BASSLINE (DUB)
Digital Only - RESET YOU BASSLINE (Original Mix)
B1 - Lost another angel (DUB)
Digital Only - Lost another angel (Original Mix)

In keeping with the eagerly awaited start of their Odyssey event series at Fabric London, the two Mallorcans Pig&Dan return to their roots, namely Cocoon Recordings, where their 2005 debut "Oh Yeah" signalled the start of their success story. Nine years on from their last album release for the label ("Terminate", 2009), Dan Duncan and Igor Tchkotoua have lost none of their sixth sense for moving the crowd as this uncluttered yet devilishly effective dancefloor double header proves.

"Reset Your Bassline" couldn‘t be more appropriately named, revealling itself over seven and a half adrenalin soaked minutes complete with a powerful, pumping bass and tightly programmed vocal samples (exclusively available on the digital release) alongside an instrumental dub. Already an indispensable addition to this autumn‘s set list, the flip side "Lost Another Angel" also delivers with a pure dose of afterhour bliss in both vocal and dub versions. It‘s a playful Balearic technodub with a canny sense for an unforgettable melody at sunrise, conjuring up broad smiles on glowing faces. Welcome back!
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Dots and Pearls 5

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Dots and Pearls 5
01 / 2019

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Artist: Various Artists
Release: CORLP045
Release Medium: 12" & digital
Release Date: 18th January 2019

Tracklist:
(A1) youANDme – Claret Loss
(A2) Florian Hollerith – Ohrenzirkus
(B1) Quenum – Blue Mountain
(B2) Petar Dundov – Pyroelectric
(C1) Marc Romboy – Sequential Error
(C2) Blackrachas – Paracasta
(D1) Emanuele Inglese – Rain
(D2) Bastian Bux –Inner Y ou

To celebrate the turn of the year, Cocoon Recordings presents us with the fifth edition of the Dots And Pearls anthology, which has been offering us an exclusive glimpse into Cocoon‘s treasure trove of demos at irregular intervals since 2011. Once again, the eight tracks on show represent a comprehensive snapshot of the current state of club music as 2018 fades into 2019, combining established stars of the scene with eye catching newcomers to create a harmonious overall package.

First up is Berlin based producer youANDme, who have been an integral part of the capital's club life for over ten years as well as running the "Rotary Cocktail" label. His epic floor filler "Claret Loss" kicks off the compilation with a refreshingly reduced yet deep Techhouse showpiece as the "aural–circus" begins. In fact that's the name of the next track by promising debutant Florian Hollerith. "Ohrenzirkus" amazes with a bone-dry bass drum accompanied by an insect squadron and atonal orchestra horns. Little wonder that this bold homage with its sonic claim to immortality also takes pride of place on Sven Väth's "Sound of the 19th Season".

Geneva based, Cadenza producer Quenum then reels in the acoustic madness with the elegant, metallic percussion of "Blue Mountain", while Croatian mastermind Petar Dundov takes the listener into a highly emotional state of weightlessness with the typically anthemic "Pyroelectric". Next, Systematic label boss Marc Romboy scores with "Sequential Error", a perpetually growing ball of energy that lights the way to the dance floor. In the midst of the mayhem, Italian newcomer Blackrachas offers up a slice of Mediterranean serenity with his snare opus "Paracasta", while veteran DJ and producer Emanuele Inglese from Rome demonstrates his special expertise for dancefloor hedonism with a flurry of modulated sequential breaks on the track "Rain". Finally, Bastian Bux of Barcelona-based label Suara, who recently also featured on John Digweed’s Bedrock imprint, offers a fitting finale to the compilation with the melodic techno hymn "Inner You".

Dots And Pearls 5 is set to be an indispensable part of this winter‘s clubland wonderland, which track you choose to dance in the new year is, of course, up to you!

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Reset your Bassline
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Artist: Pig & Dan
Release: COR12159
Release Medium: 12" & digital
Release Date: 30th November 2018

Tracklist:
A1 - RESET YOU BASSLINE (DUB)
Digital Only - RESET YOU BASSLINE (Original Mix)
B1 - Lost another angel (DUB)
Digital Only - Lost another angel (Original Mix)

In keeping with the eagerly awaited start of their Odyssey event series at Fabric London, the two Mallorcans Pig&Dan return to their roots, namely Cocoon Recordings, where their 2005 debut "Oh Yeah" signalled the start of their success story. Nine years on from their last album release for the label ("Terminate", 2009), Dan Duncan and Igor Tchkotoua have lost none of their sixth sense for moving the crowd as this uncluttered yet devilishly effective dancefloor double header proves.

"Reset Your Bassline" couldn‘t be more appropriately named, revealling itself over seven and a half adrenalin soaked minutes complete with a powerful, pumping bass and tightly programmed vocal samples (exclusively available on the digital release) alongside an instrumental dub. Already an indispensable addition to this autumn‘s set list, the flip side "Lost Another Angel" also delivers with a pure dose of afterhour bliss in both vocal and dub versions. It‘s a playful Balearic technodub with a canny sense for an unforgettable melody at sunrise, conjuring up broad smiles on glowing faces. Welcome back!

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The Sound of the 19th Season

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The Sound of the 19th Season
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Sven Väth - The Sound of the 19th Season

Artist: Sven Väth
Release: CORMIX059
Release Medium: CD & digital
Release Date: 23rd November 2018

Tracklist:
Tracklist CD 1
1. Nightmare on Wax – Deep Shadows (DJ E.A.S.E Club Mix)
2. Love Over Entropy – 9576
3. Adam Port – Do You Still Think of Me?
4. Emanuel Satie – Don't Forget To Go Home
5. Florian Hollerith – Ohrenzirkus
6. Talaboman - Brutal Chugga Chugga (L.B. Dub Corp Remix)
7. Levon Vincent – Arpeggiator
8. Vermont – Skorbut (I:Cube Mix)
9. Edward - Set U Free (Private Mix)
10. L.B. Dub Corp – See The Light
11. DJ Shufflemaster & Chester Beatty – Our House Music (DJ Shufflemaster Remix)
12. Patrice Bäumel – Serpent
13. Red Axes – Sami

Tracklist CD 2
1. Nicolas Masseyeff – Muse
2. Tom Pooks & Joy Kitikonti – Climb
3. Butch – Countach
4. Fabrice Lig – Dark Commodore
5. Robag Wruhme – Veddel Braav
6. Stimming – Frankfurt Main
7. Ejeca – Attack
8. Radio Slave – Reverse (DJ KOZE Edit)
9. Ilario Alicante – Cocoon
10. Anna – Hidden Beauties
11. Michael Mayer – Lout
12. Younger Rebinds – Tim 's Symphony
13. Krystal Klear – Neutron Dance

To this day, Sven Väth represents the electronic music scene like no other DJ. In the nineties he was mentor and shaman, operating from Frankfurt/ Germany introducing us to the world of electronic music. After this crazy, extroverted years Väth created the Cocoon family as a global platform for his and his colleagues ́ activities. Väth has always been for the scene "Baba", which means dad in Hessian dialect. Today he is the “Baba” for a new generation of DJs: Music is not about strategizing your niche potential. It does not matter if a tune is approved by the opinion makers. It's about what you feel personally and what you can create with the music in your work as a DJ. To this day, Väth manages to play tracks that you wouldn’t expect and puts them in a context you would not expect either. Like no one else he succeeds in arranging the entire electronic music cosmos, from restrained deephouse to euphoric techno into one, amazing narrative.

Besides Frankfurt, Ibiza is Väth's musical home. After 18 years at Club Amnesia, he and his Cocoon crew moved to Pacha to start a new chapter on the seminal island. You don ́t get a clue from "The Sound of the 19th Season" if he had some trouble finding his way in the new location. Väth takes it away with lighthearted downbeats by Nightmares On Wax, which emphasize their humorous mood with a filtered brass track and cartoon-like vocals. Subtly he blends to the sovereign, dazzling Club Soul of Love Over Entropy. With Adam Port he turns to more electronic and repetitive sounds, still coming off quite relaxed with the frugal, jazzy piano notes, an artificial gurgling and gentle strings melding the poetry of jazz and synthetic music. Emanuel Satie acts as a perfect counterpart to Adam Port's stage-rich arrangement with a punctuated, looped organ sound relentlessly digging into our synapses. Florian Hollerith breaks this minimalism with a playful, nimble, organic bass. Hollerith bursts all boundaries having trumpets and voices wander through the acoustic space. Blending in the blaring snare drum of Luke Slater ́s remix of Talaboman into this spirited groove, Väth strikes a little more serious chord. Slaters subtle bassline communicates with nuanced organ tones, reminiscent of the milestones of house music introducing a modern twist with shimmering sounds. The leaping arpeggios spread no nervousness, but a deep relaxation only this summer of the century was able to deliver. This tranquility is swept away by the agile, unpredictable, three-dimensional funk of French-House- Maverick I:Clube. With a monotonous pulsating bassline from Edward, Väth soothes the crowd again, with a sensual, seductive vocal drawing us deeper into the magical sphere of electronic sounds. Putting on another track by Luke Slater, he blends the house sound with an unexpected piano improvisation. Its vivid dynamic is taken to an extreme by a timeless tune by Shufflemaster & Chester Beatty a string loop sounding like the blink of the soundtrack of an old black & white film. With the enraptured, trippy sounds of Patrice Bäumel Väth hints the mood of the second part of his mix before he finishes Part 1 with Red Axes' ravishing African-style tribal drums.

In his second set Väth starts off on a different note. With the huge, dark, demanding bass of Nicolas Masseyeff, meandering like an unpredictable lizard around the dancefloor, we are in the middle of the night, Tom Pooks & Joy Kitikonti absorb this intensity and liveliness with spacey, expansive fusion sounds. Little later, with Butch, they sound even more confident and edgy. Connecting sawing synths with majestic strings Butch creates a techno epic. Fabrice Lig counters with a tongue-in-cheek acid track bursting with a humorous laugh into this rather dramatic mood. Väth gets breathless with Robag Wruhmes's down-cooked signature groove, the humorous note continuing in Wruhme ́s voice modulations. With a swinging, acoustic groove by Stimming Väth opens up the set. With Ejeca he resumes the heavy Chicago house sound of part one, shifting to a more demanding tone. Koze punctuates the groove with unexpected, surreal and funny radio moderation. Ilario Alicante takes on this ball with a series of vocal samples that spread a ghostly and eerie atmosphere. With Alicante's rumbling groove and aggressive, agile synths Väth sets the first climax. With Anna, Väth reduces the tension, with a cool, distanced voice keeping repeating the word "Time". The second highlight of this set is Michael Mayer's “Lout”. Its focused, straightforward techno groove is literally swallowed in an instant by an unlikely, swirl-like break. With Benny Rodrigues, Väth manages to even top this straightforwardness with an exuberant, thoroughly positive Italo-Disco feeling that culminates in Krystal Klear's "Neutron Dance", one of the biggest tunes of the year. Väth says goodbye with the Irishman ́s charmingly naive melodies. The season of 2018 is over, but the man gives us no time for wistful feelings. After the furious closing of Ibiza in October, he retreats to his Ayurveda ritual. Then he sets off for the "Sound of the Season"-tour which will take him to South America among other destinations. After New Year's Eve, he vacations in Asia like every year taking in inspirations. He will let the season of 2018 pass in his inner mind's eye devising a plan how to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cocoon on Ibiza. We are definitely looking forward to the crazy that Sven will cook up!

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Unknown
10 / 2018

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Artist: Extrawelt
Release: CORLP044
Release Medium: 12", CD & digital
Release Date: 26th October 2018

Tracklist:
(A1) Extrawelt – We Are Asteroid!
(A2) Extrawelt – Fischmarkt On Acid
(B1) Extrawelt – Auslöser
(B2) Extrawelt – Ort Und Impuls
(C1) Extrawelt – Runway Hitchhiker
(C2) Extrawelt – Die Vorahnung
(D1) Extrawelt – St. Morley
(D2) Extrawelt – Under The Fridge
(E1) Extrawelt – Das Diktat
(E2) Extrawelt – Streetwise
(F1) Extrawelt - Die Zitrone Der Schöpfung
(F2) Extrawelt – Herzstück

Extrawelt are Arne Schaffhausen and Wayan Raabe. Both have been around for about 40 years, and making music together for half that time. They enjoy normal things and are ashamed of their carbon footprints due to the large number of flights they take to bring them to their gigs. Unknown, is the tenth studio album from the producer team, and the fourth under the name Extrawelt. Its largely devoted to another side of their creations.

Something’s different. Well, Extrawelt releases always have been somehow different yet, despite becoming instantly absorbed into the familiar Extrawelt atmosphere when listening, I can’t help but notice again: something’s very different. Feet are bouncing, mind is traveling and my fingers speed across the keyboard like they’re on fire. I’m trying to imagine what it would be like to listen to Unknown with closed eyes in the midst of a throbbing concert instead of through laptop speakers. Listening to Extrawelt on crappy speakers is anyway never a good idea, as it really deserves the backing of the loudest and best possible sound system. With this, I leave the audio confines of my low-fi laptop world and get in the car. Cranking up the stereo, I cruise around aimlessly — lost in appreciation of the music from within the bubble of my metal highway-pod on wheels. I’ve got the urge to speed up — which is surprising considering I’m a usually a very sensible driver. The bass and the beats blow up in my face. Something uncluttered. Something broken. Something grimy. Something sideways. Something undeniably Extrawelt, yet inherently different to what we’ve come to expect from the Hamburg pair. I don’t plan on getting all emotional, but something about this twelve track journey fits together so superbly it’s hard not to be overcome with at least a few shivers up the spine. With profound bass lines and cutting drums, I keep coming back to these sounds. Again and again these sounds. On one hand you feel that you know them, on the other hand you don't know them at all. Is that a synthesiser or a voice? Is it rotating or just linear reinvented? Whatever the answer, my mind goes astray. Whether this is exotic or native doesn't matter: all I know is that it’s great. Meanwhile I’ve reached track seven and now I realise what’s been different all along — it isn’t techno! Somehow, they’ve accomplished staying true to themselves despite deploying not even one four-to-the floor-bass drum. Admittedly, you can find a couple of similar tracks on a few of their previous releases, but here you’ve got a whole album full of it. I gotta listen to track seven again. As a music writer I’m asking myself: what genre of music is this actually? Neo-Electro? Alternative Electronica? Emo-EDM?? Ah, whatever — these guys don’t like to be put into boxes anyway. It’s simply Extrawelt.

As I talk to Arne and Wayan later on, I discover that the tracks on Unknown began simmering more than ten years ago without any goal or idea regarding if they’d end up releasing them. Come 2018 though, the time felt right to dedicate an entire album to this side of their musical spectrum. This also explains how Unknownappeared so quickly after their most recent LP ‘Fear Of An Extra Planet’. As the guys mention “We just felt these tracks a lot when we made them, and never cared really if anyone would be interested in it”.

We’re definitely interested!

Yours sincerely, Cocoon

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