2019 was a monumental year for Sven Väth, celebrating 20 years of Cocoon in Ibiza and completing a huge world tour.
We started the year in Berlin, seeing Sven in his natural habitat at Watergate, then we were lucky enough to see him bring the Cocoon20 parties to an end in Ibiza at Amnesia and Benimussa Park (read our review HERE).
In anticipation of completing the circle this weekend at Cocoon in London alongside Dorian Paic and Kyle E to close out last year, we asked Sven to talk us through a selection of his favourite tracks from Cocoon.
Holocene EP – Apir & Justin Marchacos
“Apir is the alter ego of Tim Green whose decade long relationship with Cocoon Recordings culminated with the acclaimed “Her Future Ghost“ LP. Teaming up with New York freshman Justin Marchacos, he continues this rich vein of form with this electronic soundscape of epic proportions, built for huge sound systems.”
Mantash – Oliver Kapp
“With a pedigree that includes running and releasing on his own record labels Indulge and Raygun as well as appearances on Stockholm LTD, Logistic and Gigolo, Oliver Kapp takes us back to the glory days of underground techno where pounding sound systems ruptured the space time continuum for fun. With his first appearance on Cocoon Recordings long overdue, this timeless collection is full of hi octane machine funk, underpinned by heavy duty beats that somehow manage to induce a sense of weightlessness on the dance floor.”
Electrica Salsa (Henrik Schwarz Radio mix) – Off feat. Sven Väth
“Henrik Schwarz delivers a sultry re-work of one of my earliest tracks which I somehow always return to in my sets. Its deep emotional tones lure you in for the rest of the musical journey thats set to unfold.”
Accident In Paradise (Kink Remix) – Sven Väth
“Bulgarian producer KiNK’s take on the ‘Accident In Paradise’, adds a whole new level of weirdness with the
whacky synths and squiggly rhythms he injects into it. And when the epic string work and rattling tribal drums drop it’s dance floor madness.”
Countach (DJ Kolsch Remix) – Butch
“Our 150th release from one of the most dazzling German Tech-House artists which is funk fuelled and given a hypnotic remix from DJ Kolsch”
Disco Rout (Younger Rebinds 2) – Legowelt
“Occasionally the stars align to create something truly special. Not only a classic Legowelt hymn that’s ripe for a revisit but Younger Rebinds aka Benny Rodrigues) turns in scandalously good mixes. ‘Disco Rout’ first surfaced in 2002 proving to be a seminal tune and voted Track of the Year by Groove magazine. The bass line still grabs you the moment it drops, while the laser-guided melodies feel as relevant today as they ever did. Fusing the past with a neon future, Legowelt’s complex interwoven elements fit like a glove and the clarity of the mix makes everything seem effortless. Dutch master Benny Rodrigues aka ROD steps up under his Younger Rebinds alias with even more intensity picking apart the original with almost forensic attention to detail. An exhilarating mix that effortlessly toys with the crowd, frying the synapses and gorging on serotonin, as the mix motors relentlessly to its conclusion.”
Geht’s Noch – Roman Flügel
“A timeless release that always excites with its intricate layers and groove.”
Yuzu – Michael Klein
“Part of Frankfurt electronic scene, Michael Klein delivers a full-on dose of headstrong, slamming techno. Rampant hi hats, a rasping bass and a frenzied acid riff conjure up a deliberately disorientating electric storm that takes a certain amount of pleasure in battering the dance floor like a force ten gale. Plastik snare rolls dominate the breakdowns and whip-crack percussion prolong the audio beatings being dished out on this ‘next generation’ acid-techno.”
Catch Sven Vath on Saturday December 21st at Cocoon, Egg, London alongside Dorian Paic and Kyle E. For more information and for tickets HEAD HERE.