Sven Väth 18th Season (2CD)

Väth tunes into the Sound of the 18th Season on a gentle note. Just a touch of a vocal and a flutterin griff display a sense adventure. Willow arouses our curiosity for the night, the people, the laughs and for electronic music. A little later, the groove becomes more insistent and Eduardo de la Calle from Madrid has the crowd gather around his pulsating bassline and crackling hi-hats. With sparing chords, the Spaniard reaches us as sensitive, emotional beings.

With the daring sing-a-long of Basti Grub, Väth shows his playful side and another, deep, scratchy voice flashes a profound humor which is superseded by the nonchalance and coolness of Eddie Fowlkes and singer Na Dee. With Fort Romeau, processed voices spread a trippy, unreal vibe and give us an inkling of what is to be expected in the second part of the set. Moments later, Väth blends a new, very special bassline into the mix, which has been composed by no other than ever full of joie de vivre Chez Damier. Ricardo Villalobos’s casual, eye-opening grooves appear to be the ideal counterbalance to Damier´s unbounded bassline. Damier and Villalobos whisper and laugh, repeating the word “Conspiracy” over and over again. Väth senses a hidden relation between Villalobos and John Tejada, whose improbable, space-grabbing synthesizer sounds can be felt all the way from the soles of our feet to our scalp. With DJ Slyngshot, the mix becomes more physical and raw. But Väth does not abandon the subtlety of the first part of the mix. With Paul, he immerses himself deeper into the iridescent, psychedelic dynamics of the music. With his unique blend of joy and serenity, Isolée manages to express the magic of electronic dance music in just one perfect track. The spacey, retrofuturistic sounds of Kink set a first high point and with Adam Port & Stereo MC’s, Väth gives us a short breather before taking off to the second part of the mix with one of the mind-blowing hits of 2017.

“Avalon” by &Me puts a hymnic vocal and unbridled tribal percussions on top of a floating house groove creating an unimagined, spiritual depth. Patrice Baeumel absorbs this pathos and creates a sonic vastness which has us connect to the sublime beauty of the universe. With Fideles, Väth resolves this tension in loose synth-sounds. The ghostly “On the Way” by Gaiser with its uncanny voices feels like a message from another, surreal world. With the crazy, tempestuous synths of Aubrey, Väth gives us an impression of the bold endgame of the 18th season, of the state we will be in as we leave the party. Only moments later, he already pushes us a step further with a wonderfully immediate Chicago-House-Stomper from Slam. “Clap your hands just a little bit louder”, the singer keeps repeating, full of passion. With Electric Rescue, Väth grants us sense of safety and relief. But just for a moment. Väth tunes into the finale with ROD’s “Hor”. For a moment, madness erupts out of raw energy on the dancefloor. With Secret Cinema & Egbert, Väth is lingering for a moment to reach a new climax in the unlikely mix of sirens and shouts of Peder Mannerfelt & Hodge, which is topped by Rico Puestel with carnevalesque turbulence. Väth plays Barnts “If she says she is a healer, she is a healer”, one of the truly magical numbers of the year. Barnt manages to fuse the mysterious, the remote and the immediate into one sound. Then it´s already time to say good bye. But with Väth the end is not the end. Inigo Kennedy’s groping, longing sounds suggest a new beginning and with the incredible strings of Paul Nazca we are already in the next chapter of Sven Väth’s fabulous journey. Väth’s 18th season on Ibiza was one of the most beautiful in years. With Nina Kraviz, Adam Beyer, Ricardo Villalobos and Richie Hawtin, the most amazing artists techno and house have to offer appeared each for a couple of nights. The lucky ones who already partied with Cocoon know that thebedsprings have to wait for long hours as the afterparties are legendary. This year, things went totally overboard at this seaons´s closing party at KM5. So you might already feel a yearning for season 19. Until that happens, you might meet Sven at one of the fascinating places he will turn into mad housesduring winter and spring.





Title Performer / Composer
 Workshop 23  Willow
 The Horus Eye (Original Mix)  Eduardo De La Calle
 False  Basti Grub
 Twisted Boy (Detroit Wax)  Eddie Fowlkes feat. Na Dee
 Reasons  Fort Romeau
 Conspiracy Two  Villa H2H
 Blitzar  John Tejada
 Hygh-Tech  DJ Slyngshot
 Pisco  Isolee
 Neutrino  KiNK
 Changes (Adam Port remix)  Adam Port Stereo MCs
Title Performer / Composer
 Avalon  &Me
 Glutes  Patrice Baumel
 The Border  Fideles
 On The Way (Original mix)  Gaiser
 Clock Funk  Aubrey
 Clap Your Hands  Slam
 Forwer (Original_mix)  Electric Rescue
 Hor  ROD
 Maximaal  Secret Cinema & Egbert
 All My Love  Peder Mannerfelt & Hodge
 Caravel  Rico Puestel
 if she says she is a healer,she is a healer  Barnt
 Voyager  Inigo Kennedy
 Memory (Original mix)  Paul Nazca

Additional Information

Weight 130 g