repress 2019 - standard cover , heres a big reason to celebrate, as we face the 150th release on cocoon recordings! thats right, 150 prime cuts with a number of milestones. its hard to single out any one for particular praise but even so, we still have something very special planned for the anniversary. sven väth dj weapon
deluxe 2 cd digipack! silver hotfoil outer and embossed print! 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 new release information 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 wouldnt 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
without artwork cover, please welcome frankfurts very own einzelkind as the latest addition to our artist pool. his first single 12inch contribution for cocoon recordings seems to be endless and gets nicely spiced up with hypnotic vocal elements and discoide space sounds. free savioni already made the terrace floor on one of our cocoon ibiza nights move big time. it actually had such a strong impact that we immediately had to sign it after einzelkind played it! aya curanderito on the flip side sounds like a late night party deep in the forest witch trolls dancing around a fire, this is deep shamanic business with a slight villalobos touch (no wonder as the two joined forces before for some other releases already). cool and trippy, something for the long nighs at the infamous robert johnson club or berlins panoramabar. welcome se±or einzelkind!
deluxe gatefold 3x12 140g vinyl, download code 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.
berlin producer kevin de vries has emerged as one of the capitals most hotly tipped newcomers since his track eternity appeared on adam beyer’s drumcode label in 2016. besides such luminaries as beyer, sven väth and richie hawtin, tale of us have also recognised his talent, paying de vries the compliment of featuring his track path to immortality on their fabric 97 cd this year. if thats not enough theyve also given kevin a place of honour on their very own afterlife label compilation in the form of magoa. which brings us to the matter in hand. de vries debut for cocoon is characterised by significantly higher levels of impulsive energy without ever losing sight of his instinctive feel for harmony.
highly revered techno dj/producer ilario alicante has unveiled his brand new luce ep, consisting of four fresh tracks on cocoon recordings. recognised as a dj of the highest order whilst playing at berghain when he was still only 21, ilario continues to go from strength to strength. an integral member of the respected cocoon family, ilario alicante has become a regular at cocoon ibiza, elrow and dc10 during his career so far. made up of the titled track luce, a cosmic production packed with synth-laced flutters, and the more dancefloor-ready scelta ilario showcases his eclectic nature across the release. using a high tempo through the shudders of cocoon, the italian rounds off the ep with the deeply atmospheric sensa with the latters rattles adding an intense nature to the production.
berlin-based american kevin mchugh aka ambivalent is definitely no stranger to the scene. with r u ok on richie hawtins minus label he landed one of clublands absolute hits of 2007 which can still be found lurking in discerning dj’s record cases today. since 2015 he has been providing high quality tracks on his delft label, and he celebrated his cocoon debut two years ago with the daylights ep. together with dutch clone-producer martijn hoogendijk aka alden tyrell, ambivalent has cooked up another serving of straightforward techno complete with rigorous hi-hats, which will no doubt summon up the uncompromising energy of his berghain sets wherever its played. with its powerful incantation of sequential rave signals, wallfall recalls the best days of jeff mills in the form of ultra-modern detroit-oriented premium techno, while detente lays disconcerting industrial distortion over expansive dubtechno for maximum acceleration. the perfect fix for hot nights of celebration.
rico puestel is a phenomenon and currently one of the best artists around when it comes to solid, discerning techno. thats techno that takes no detours, doesnt hide behind vocal samples or need unnecessary, pseudo-intelligent tinkering to get the listeners attention. puestels two current cocoon contributions equity and immunised are strongly reminiscent of caravel, which he also released on cocoon recordings almost exactly a year ago. the mini breaks and prolonged dramatic pauses are all pieces in the puzzle of puestels arrangement and together with the hypnotic beats and constantly radiating synths and effects, they make up his own interpretation of techno sound. it buzzes, it shines and with the right pa its exactly the type of vibe that help us forget the daily grind of dance music madness! that ubiquitous let the bass kick sample hasnt felt so at home for a long time!
vinyl box-set limited to 500 copies + includes the compilation on cd - cocoon recordings presents: r! includes a set of 6x12 inch exclusive fluorescent vinyl records which glow in the dark and create a * magical * effect while played in club.
ja:ck is back to showcase his first solo release on cocoon recordings. tuscany smells of pines and good food, the sea spoils you just like good wine and lots of sun. for some time now we here at cocoon have been connecting with tuscany through the legendary cocoon events at the tini soundgarden in cecina and since last year segnore ja:ck has also joined our tuscany vision. following on from his track “naturra” on the 10″,,,,, with joel mull (2017), we’re proud to present two new tracks by the tuscan artist, which once again possess their very own charm. dry and grainy, they still come across housey and sexy and to put us properly in the picture, ja:ck’s called the release “paprika” - short and crisp, red hot and spicy - that’s alright with us! listen up as we bring the tuscany vibes to the festivals and to ibiza this summer. signore e signori: ecco il tuo uomo!
dmt aka dorian paic, markus fix and tobi neumann dig a little deeper on their next offering. -ride- does exactly what it says on the tin, taking you on a nine-minute journey that starts with an extended build-up, offering a tantalising glimpse of what s to come. from then on, house chords and dub elements abound, complemented throughout by beguiling melodic lines, hypnotic vocal samples, effects and some smooth filter action. this co-production from three tech house specialists harmonises perfectly, creating a well-rounded, homogeneous track that leaves you craving for more! born in berlin but living the life in mannheim, fabe is the next insider tip on cocoon worth keeping an eye on. already shaking up clubs around the world, he s also part of the cocoon ibiza line up this year! however he s not only turning heads as a dj, his productions also work on an extremely high level featuring a unique sound signature. his cocoon recordings track -last shot for bob- creaks, growls, clatters, squeaks and knocks in all directions creating an incredibly cool and, above all, groovy sound. it s electronic noise-funk served up in the best techno and house fashion, that drags you onto the dance floor and drenches you in pleasure.
cocoon say: tim green will be returning to cocoon for his first release on the label since march 2016, with an atmospheric new dual single. echo/they want us to fall down. a cinematic production offering heavy shades of emotion, led by deep chords and rattling percussive sweeps from the expectation-defying producer..
ACCIDENT IN PARADISE (KINK REMIX) / ROBOT (KOELSCH REMIX)
12" Vinyl D17.04.18
2018 repress with black sleeve!
sven väth 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.
2018 repress - standard cover ... us born and meanwhile in berlin residing kevin mchugh aka ambivalent presents his cocoon recordings single debut. ambivalence seems to the be the musical direction here. daylights is a sheer technomonster, musclepacked and full of dark detroit flavour but the used vocal samples and the harmonic synthstrings cant hide the magic touch of daylights. although the massive techno bassline is the star of this track we are sure it will find its way into the sets of many house djs, too. in contrast to that “swung out” appears way more like pure techno and cannot be filed as house at all. we are hypnotized by the shuffled rim shots and hi hats and ambivalent drives this one straight through the dub universe. techno is the destination and the dark vibe of swung out makes it a perfect after hour weapon.
MARIO (TOFU AKA FUMIYA TANAKA & THOMAS MELCHIOR REMIX)
12" Vinyl D17.04.18
vinyl only release! 2018 repress
galluzzi and schneider: two masters of their craft and two specialists for merging minimal techno with dark house vibes. this particular sound that is high on demand when the club crowd get lost in the middle of night. lost in music. lost in the hot air that makes their bodies sweat. lost in these disco lights that makes us all dazed & confused. this very special sound, based on hypnotic and minimal beats with every bass sound hitting your body and soul.
next cocoon floor bomb! cocoon recordings is back with a bang after the winter break, cranking up the pressure once again. what s more, we re seriously pleased that we ve managed to land johannes volk for the new season. johannes has been making us smile with his productions for more than 12 years and considering his 2006 debut appeared on jeff mills axis label, it s easy to guess which direction his cocoon release is going. there are no dreamy minimal sounds or deep house trips this time round, instead you ll find headstrong techno pumping out of the speakers. tears & walls drives forward relentlessly with its meaty kick and metallic open hi-hats setting the pace. energetic and demanding throughout, johannes volk certainly takes no prisoners! -a little story about time and space- follows in its footsteps although the mood here is notably more detroit, taking us back to productions on cult labels like red planet, metroplex or the axis records sound. volk layers the track with more prominent harmonies and hypnotic arpeggios, giving it a subtle yet highly effective trance touch. the warm analog strings in the middle section underline this emotional impact and make a little story about time and space a guaranteed sunrise song for the upcoming spring and summer season, heartwarming and dance floor friendly in equal measures!
heres a big reason to celebrate, as we face the 150th release on cocoon recordings! thats right, 150 prime cuts with a number of milestones. its hard to single out any one for particular praise but even so, we still have something very special planned for the anniversary.
azimute, das sind cesare marchese und der einigen techno-insidern nicht unbekannte schweizer philippe quenum. was die beiden zusammen fabrizieren lässt uns tatsächlich sprachlos zurück: obwohl sie gerade mal auf sieben releases zurückblicken, haben die zwei es doch tatsächlich geschafft in kürzester zeit auf labels wie crosstown rebels oder sogar transmat zu landen… und jetzt auch noch den weg auf cocoon recordings gefunden! ihr titel „the secret“ gibt ein wenig vor, was wir gerade beschrieben haben, denn momentan kann man azimute noch wirklich als geheimtipp bezeichnen. ihr cocoon release dürfte einer unserer releases mit dem höchsten soul-faktor sein. betörende vocals, klackernde percussion-sounds aus den untiefen des techno-klanguniversums und im zusätzlichen house-mix noch mal alles mit warmen und hypnotischen filter chords dekoriert servieren uns azimute eine produktion mit unglaublich viel tiefgang. azimute erwischt uns hier voll auf dem richtigen fuß, die beiden originalversionen werden uns noch lange über die kommenden wochen begleiten. als bonus gibt es noch einen cristi cons remix obendrauf. in bester villalobos oder cadenza spielart entfaltet dieser über sage und schreibe 11 minuten und 34 sekunden seinen minimalvibe und öffnet damit noch mal eine weitere faszinierende musikalische tür. drei versionen, die alles aber nicht gewöhnlich sind und die hier seit tagen in heavy rotation laufen! mile grazie azimute!
although rico puestel has been producing since 2005, he still seems to be something of an insider tip. since caravel though, his august release on cocoon recordings, things have taken a dramatic turn with puestel currently enjoying man of the moment status, especially when it comes to progressive techno and peak time action on the dance floor.
its good to know those ‘wow! moments still exist, like when we heard the first few seconds of dewaltas bitter earth dub. first things first though… this latest adventure in cocoons cult 10inch vinyl-only series comes from said david koch aka dewalta with alex & digby also turning heads with citadel on the flipside
FEAR OF AN EXTRA PLANET (3LP / HQ GATEFOLD / DL CODE)
3x12" Vinyl D23.10.17
extrawelt are back! although in fairness, they were never gone. on the contrary, since their first release on james holdens border community label dropped in 2005, arne schaffhausen and wayan raabe have been responsible for a plethora of classics including schöne neue extrawelt and in aufruhr, their two seminal albums on cocoon recordings. the duo are one of the most booked live acts worldwide, commanding a huge fan base. their performances are the stuff of legend, making them the absolute highlight at every club and festival they play
finally, the long awaited third part of the extrawelt trilogy on cocoon recordings is on the way, and with this advance 12inch release of fear of an extra planet (blackout) and hail the whale we are given an incredibly strong first impression of extrawelts third album. fear of an extra planet (blackout) in particular, has the potential to become a monumental club hit.
- vinyl only - the almighty cocoon 10inch series is back and it is swedish techno grand wizzard joel mull and italian freshman ja:ck who gives us the rush on the floor this time! after his last cocoon release harmonautic string joel mull presents a deep t
cocoon recordings presents cor12146, the dignified follow-up 12inch by rico puestel that we were waiting for so long. cocoon head sven võth himself is dropping caravel for quite some time already and the godfather of german techno smashes floors around the globe with this hot and dirty bombshell. take all of the rocking techno ingredients that you loved so much over the last decade and you get a melt down of dustin zahn, industrial strength soundhack and many more milestones to nameà however puestel created a very unique own style out of all these influences and the result is simply outstanding. sven played the acetate of this so often that we even had to cut a second one. techno-trainspotter worldwide went mad for this one and were killing us with their requests and track-id inquiries. the wait is over guys! caravel and est (on the flipside) are two cutting edge techno monsters that hold enough energy to power your car, your computer, your phone, your lifeàwe cannot imagine what rico will show us next
please welcome frankfurts very own einzelkind as the latest addition to our artist pool. his first single 12inch contribution for cocoon recordings seems to be endless and gets nicely spiced up with hypnotic vocal elements and discoide space sounds. free savioni already made the terrace floor on one of our cocoon ibiza nights move big time. it actually had such a strong impact that we immediately had to sign it after einzelkind played it! aya curanderito on the flip side sounds like a late night party deep in the forest witch trolls dancing around a fire, this is deep shamanic business with a slight villalobos touch (no wonder as the two joined forces before for some other releases already). cool and trippy, something for the long nighs at the infamous robert johnson club or berlins panoramabar. welcome se±or einzelkind!
the cocoon recordings very own inhouse compilation series dots and pearls is back once again and takes us on a tour to the expected sounds of the upcoming spring season. frankfurt based christian burkhardt starts the selection of four exclusive and previously unreleased tracks. his -karambolage- breathes spring air and creates an early summer feeling par excellence. this tune will even turn gray and rainy april weather into bright sunlight. on spot with playful and positive harmonies and a very subtle 80 s synthie-pop flavour. this one here definitely makes us want more! next in line is argy, one of our most long standing cocoon recordings artists. his -how late it was, how late- has an undeniable 80s retro charm, too however it follows a completely different direction than burkhardts -karambolage-. this one refers strongly to an early 80s acid sound and reminds us of great productions such as -on and on- by jesse saunders. we cannot tell how far argy s reminiscences goes back but for the ones who know: -how late it was, how late- will bring you back to the great times of labels like rams horn and their rational youth s -dancing on the berlin- wall. brave and surprising at the same time and above all: -übercool-! with -baroon- by markus fix follows another acid track - however, this one has a far more epic flavour full of warm analogue strings and based on a hypnotic arrangement. fix -baroon- is defintely less retro than argys and burkhardts contributions - a deep tech house gem made for the first sunrises of the upcoming allnighter open airs. with -euphrasia- jim jules accelerates slightly but goes also deeper at the same time. his production follows the cinematic mood of markus fix but paints a darker picture. this one takes us on an intensive musical journey. deep, slightly gloomy and extremely hypnotic, -euphrasia- is almost captivating and bewitching and a perfect conclusion for this highly diversified fourtracker.