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Various Artists
Cocoon Compilation J
Cocoon Recordings

Album Compilation CD
CORLP023
Out: 14-06-2010
 
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When the then still young Frankfurt label Cocoon Recordings discovered the long-playing format with its Compilation A in Summer 2000, probably nobody could have, even approximately, foreseen the succe
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When the then still young Frankfurt label Cocoon Recordings discovered the long-playing format with its Compilation A in Summer 2000, probably nobody could have, even approximately, foreseen the success story of this series. For ten years now, the cocoon-style declination of the alphabet is a guarantor for high-class and exclusively produced floor burners by the international Techno and House elite, and, beyond that, a reliable indicator for the stylistic bandwidth of contemporary electronic dance music. And even with the previous editions A to I having set the bar damn' high, the J edition starts with a true musical sensation, as the opener "Cocoon Dark Dub" comes from nobody less than Moritz von Oswald. "Those who – even just rudimentary – have followed the evolution of electronic music over the last twenty years, know about the outstanding importance of von Oswald's timeless classics like "Domina", "M-4" or the whole Basic Channel series. Insofar, "Cocoon Dark Dub" is maybe the nicest birthday present at all, and an absolute honour for our label." (Sven Väth) So, initially, it's the heartbeat of Dub Techno that pulsates through a lonely piano and noise fractals, and club world keeps its breath for a good eight minutes. However, the Compilation J literally puts out all the stops over the following 110 minutes playtime and shows what modern electronic dance music has to offer in these times. Mathias Kaden's intuition for the crowd and location is legendary, his music is both distinctly ambitious and refreshing, and so is his contribution "Rave Strikes Back". The Dial impresario Pantha Du Prince from Hamburg is celebrating crystalline ice dance ("Bolder"), while Cécille label head Nick Curly, with his sensual Tribal House, is feasting the most compact form of Disco Boogie that one can imagine ("Keep On"). With "SBooty", the Kompakt ambassador DJ Koze, also from Hamburg, is flabbergasting the audience by combining virtually incompatible elements. Improvised horn licks are whirring through a flickering resonating body while the bass kick is filling up the tropic ambient air. However, the invariably Cocoon policy to always support interesting newcomers becomes visible in the contribution of Basti Grub from the Rhine Neckar area, whose label Höhenregler is well-known for several musical insider tips in the past. "Sick" is ascending into your brain immediately with its melodic high-frequency hook line and mysterious vocals, matching perfectly to the melancholic playfulness of the tracks by Guy Gerber. Deep Dish member Ali Shirazinia aka Dubfire and the Parisian Popof are the ones to prove impressively that you virtually can't go wrong with stringent Hypno Techno and a diaphragm-shaking bass drum. Besides the above-mentioned, the J compilation holds such well-known producers like Loco Dice, Extrawelt, Reboot and last not least long-time Cocoon companion Ricardo Villalobos, whose 12-minutes-long dance on the echo-filled "Humusweg" once again draws the bow to the Basic Channel sound from another side, and leaves much room for own visions in between the pulsing metronome of the bass line. In any case, the history of electronic dance music has not been outtold so far.
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DJ Comments (25)

Dubfire

Von Oswald!!!!

Adam Beyer

Amazing comp! like every single track,
oustanding music, full support!

Peter Kruder

Great Comp with lots of quality tunes.
Looove especialy the Moritz von Oswald
Dub.

Joris Voorn

Great, just in time for my US tour!
Always something to look forward to the
yearly Cocoon box!

Josh Wink

I only took a quick listen. I will listen more
after downloading the whole Zip. But Pauli
& Sven keep signing good tracks for their
ever growing cocoon comps...

Luciano

as always one of the compilation for the
summer . thanks again and full support

Phil Kieran

all sounds really great, love the first 6 tracks
for interesting listening and some real club
boms on at the end, straight off i would pick
dj koze as fav. but tough choice.

Paco Osuna

i really like mathias kadden ,love it ,nice
work

Karotte

best compilation ever on cocoon. best track
is phanta du prince. but bombs are too:
basti grub, kaden, curly, dubfire, dj koze,
extrawelt and of course reboot. no.1 in my
june charts!!!

Matthias Tanzmann

Nick Curly, Loco Dice, Mathias Kaden and
Reboot are my picks here. Thank You!

Timo Maas

DJ Koze, Loco Dice, Extrawelt, Villalobos all
great for Timo, i'm sure he will ove thse, am
downloading all tracks as he may like
others, but i'm sure those i mentioned will
be in his sets

Lawrence

Liebling: Moritz von Oswald
heimlicher Liebling: Reboot
unheimlicher Liebling: Dj Koze

Gregor Tresher

Nick Curly & Loco Dice tracks are the ones
for me. Also Mathias Kaden´s track sounds
cool. Will play.

Anthony Collins

whaoooo what a compilation !!!! i love it
great job guys only hot stuff

Felipe

Amazing release! Totally love it and will
secure my summer

Stephan Bodzin

kaden, extrawelt, reboot & dice are my favs
so far. all in all this could be the strongest
cocoon comi so far. huge collection get

Matt Star

best cocoon box so far !!! Will play a lot of
these tracks

Matthew Hoag

Again and again and again, Cocoon did it
again!!!! AMAZING EP...quality stuff from
the beginning to the end...thanks cocoon for
that!!!

Mathias Kaden

 

Dustin Zahn

Always look forward to the Compilations,
and J is no exception. Favorites here
include Moritz, Kaden, Koze, Dice, and
Extrawelt. Great summer jams.

dosdos

coooooool like every year ... der vorbote
des Sommer is da ... die cocoon box  my
fav PANTHA DU PRINCE !!! KILLA

Dominik Eulberg

Awesome compilation! My favorite tracks
are by Reboot and Ricardo...

Dubfire

The Whole compilation is filled with timeless
gems, by what can only be described as the
creme dela creme of modern day electronic
producers.. pure class..

Alex Flatner

So many good Tracks...probably one of the
best Cocoon V.A. Compilations i have
heard !! Thumbs Up and Full Support...

Lauhaus

amazing compilation. many great tracks
here.
 
 
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