Cocoon R (1CD)

Almost 30 years after the Second Summer Of Love, it’s time to classify our music not by origin and category, but by the feelings it triggers and how it works.

Which brings us to Cocoon Recordings and above all to Cocoon Head Sven Väth, who demands exactly this from himself and “his” music. Of course Sven and Cocoon are synonymous with Techno, nevertheless, we should look back over the last few years of Cocoon Recordings with great pride and recognize that strict style guidelines and exaggerated pigeonholing no longer apply. It’s especially true for the compilation series, which having now reached the letter R(ecordings), impressively shows the arc the Frankfurt label’s output continues to span. From soft and melodic with a lot of depth to highly functional and extremely crisp – there’s a creative range on offer that very few labels can boast.

“I listen to and play everything that I like and that touches me. I always pack a genre-spanning record bag, I’m particularly interested in those special tracks – that’s exactly how my vision of Cocoon Recordings is about!” (Sven Väth).

The current compilation “R” not only continues this idea, it is a prime example of the label’s philosophy. The illustrious circle of artists on the latest compilation is peppered with such prominent names as Isoleé, Lusine, Pig&Dan, Inigo Kennedy, Ambivalent & Alden Tyrell, ROD and Mano Le Tough. Label representative and Frankfurt original Ingo Boss is once again on board and with contributions from International Anything, John Heckle, Cristi Cons and Eduardo De La Calle, promising new faces from further afield are also represented. Of course, all this doesn’t say much about the actual content, but that’s exactly what it’s about. Known vs. unknown, origins, discography etc, it’s not important on this LP-Box. Cocoon Recordings delivers what the label stands for and what it does best: promoting new artists, bringing celebrity names on board and above all, not building any musical walls either on or off the dancefloor. With releases like this, it’s clear to us that the journey is ongoing and the wheel will continue to spin. All we have to do is join in and stop trying to label everything we don’t know and put it in a box. Our music isn’t new anymore, but it remains great and has the energy to connect us, no matter what category or subcategory it belongs to.





Title Performer / Composer
Parallel Lusine
Yes let Isolée
Vanishing Landscapes Mano Le Tough
The Future is Here International Anything
Caravaca’s Distortion Theory Eduardo De La Calle
Black Light Inigo Kennedy
War Island Ambivalent & Alden Tyrell
Shattered Minds Pig&Dan
Abel ROD
Junghof Love Star Ingo Boss
Fantasy John Heckle
BirdinSpace CristiCons

Additional Information

Weight 105 g