Tag: Cocoon

Sven Vath Celebrates 30 Years Of ‘Electrica Salsa’ With New Remix EP

German electronic music staple and label boss Sven Väth is set to re-release his seminal track ‘Electrica Salsa’ with a 4-track remix EP. “I was most happy about the great success we had with ‘Electrica Salsa’ in Ibiza and Italy, where we actually made number one… Ibiza was the greatest source of inspiration. We flew down there every year in the eighties, the Island really had a strong influence on us with its eclectic sounds at the times. The Balearic Sound was a mix of Italo Disco, Wave, Funk and African Percussion. We wanted to become part of it – ... Read more

Mix #213 By Reboot

Anticipating the third full length album from Germany’s Reboot, the man himself gives us an exclusive mixtape for the 213th edition of our series. Entitled “aLIVE,” and available via Get Physical Recordings, the 12 track affair is his first on the label and is another fantastic statement of his inventive electronic talents. “aLIVE” takes inspiration from “the beauty of all aspects of life” and “the magical connection between everything in existence” according to the artist. It was written over the course of two years and inspired by a multitude of ideas and sketches. The final work was then finished in ... Read more

Review: World Club Dome Pool Sessions

Most people that look at the ethos of World Club Dome generally don’t tend to take their eye off their star studded cast of EDM headliners. However looking further into the programming of events at The Commerzbank Arena you’ll find an underlying house and techno line up that would leave the Ibiza faithful foaming at the mouth. Last year the festival boasted the likes of Matthias Tanzmann and DJ Koze as well as Jamie Jones and Route 94 whist this year WCD and Big City Beats threw the net out even further and hosted two pool party sessions in their ... Read more

Diynamic Festival Podcast By Kollektiv Turmstrasse

Comprised of Christian Hilscher and Nico Plagemann, Hamburg/Berlin duo Kollektiv Turmstrasse are one of those rare acts whose music caters for both body and soul. Kollektiv Turmstrasse’s cinematic take on 4/4 electronica has won praise from all corners of the globe via releases on Diynamic, Connaisseur and their very own Musik Gewinnt Freunde imprint. A busy remix schedule has seen them grace the likes of Cocoon, Get Physical, Soma, Poker Flat, Defected, Systematic and Traum, reworking multifarious acts which include Trentemøller, Hot Chip and Terry Lee Brown Jnr. along the way. See also: Kollektiv Turmstrasse Interview On Friday May 27th, Kollektiv Turmstrasse will make their way to Amsterdamse Bos ... Read more

Interview: Pig&Dan

For well over a decade, Pig&Dan have been jamming in the studio, producing musical adventures that hold their signature sound. Pig&Dan’s productions have been released on renowned labels such as Cocoon Recordings, Soma, Bedrock, Terminal M and Plus 8, with the duo collaborating and remixing some of the greats including Underworld and Innercity. Of course, no dance music CV is complete without an extensive touring diary, of which Pig&Dan have in spades. They have visited the likes of Ultra, TomorroWorld, and Awakenings, on the festival tip, while gracing the decks of the world’s best club’s like Amnesia Ibiza, Crobar Buenos ... Read more

We Are FSTVL Set For Biggest Event Yet With Huge 2016 Edition

We Are FSTVL – winner of multiple local and international festival wards, including: Best New Festival (UK Festival Awards 2013), Best Medium Sized Festival (UK Festival Awards 2014), and Best International Festival (DJ Awards 2015) – has unveiled its 2016 lineup. Quite frankly, a salivating two days of music from top to bottom, We Are FSTVL will feature over 200 of dance music’s finest artists across 16 bespoke stages, as 50,000 fans converge in London over the 28 – 29 May bank holiday. Leading club brands like Used & Abused, Cocoon, Defected in the House, Lovejuice, Do Not Sleep, Glitterboxx, ... Read more

5 Essentials: Joris Voorn

Joris Voorn is undoubtedly one of house and techno’s (not to mention, The Netherlands’) finest musical ambassadors. With two decades in the game, the prolific DJ, Producer, and curator has indelibly left his mark on the world of dance music. See also: Interview: Joris Voorn With that, the man himself celebrates his 39th birthday today and we thought it would be a welcome gift to all his fans out there to highlight five of his most important tracks. With so many releases to his name, this was no easy feat so surely we may have forgotten something. Dosem – Beach ... Read more

Introducing Your New Festival Home: The Tree Cocoon

The festival tent, you either love it or you hate it. Personally, I’d have to go with the latter, preferring a solid roof over my head and a warm bed to take some much-needed rest after a full day of outdoor partying. But sadly that option is not always available. However, there is a new festival abode available that may change that opinion (if it wasn’t for the price). Meet the ‘Tree Cocoon’. The Cocoon Tree Tent is a nature-loving festival goer’s dream. It’s described as a “spherical structure [made of] aluminum covered with a resistant waterproof tarpaulin designed to hang up on trees”. ... Read more

Prolific Techno Producer Vince Watson To Participate in Netherlands TEDxEde

Reflecting back on a career spanning the best part of two decades many would be content on resting on their laurels, Vince Watson on the other hand is just getting warmed up. The Glaswegian producer announced a self-renovation just over a year ago, claiming to be at the beginning of his career regardless of releasing his first piece of electronic music on Dave Angel’s Rotation imprint back in 1995. See also: Full Premiere: Nadja Lind & Paul Loraine – Velocity (Vince Watson Remix) Any ignorant person would call this nonsense, but with the past couple of years boasting releases on ... Read more

Cocoon In The Park Crowd Smashes Villalobos For Boring Set

Ricardo Villalobos’ is celebrated worldwide for his uncanny ability to blend the most disperse musical styles and ambiences into his colourful sets, nearly perfecting this trait into an art form in the past two decades he’s been active. Though sometimes the Villalobos method doesn’t always work, as could be seen during Cocoon In The Park last weekend, where the German-Chilean “bombed” his set, with quite a backlash from visitors and fans who took to social media afterwards to ventilate their disapproval. In a thirty-minute video taken backstage you would think you saw a Villalobos in top form: long plays of ... Read more

Mix #157 By Konstantin Sibold

Todays mix is brought to you by musician and mastering engineer Konstantin Sibold. Hailing from the South of Germany, Stuttgart to be more precisely, the release of ‘Madelaine’ on Innervisions was his big breakthrough. Born in Stuttgart 1987, Sibold became the youngest resident of the notorious Rocker 33; only two years later he and his long time companion Leif Müller started ‘Common Sense People’. In this event series the focus is on providing an intimate insight into one artist, with extended sets and focused programming, all in line with the mantra of the night – noncomercial, deep and timeless electronic ... Read more

China’s Great Wall To Host Underground Music Festival

China’s Great Wall has been the site of many things over the years. With construction dating back to 700 BC, it is one of the world’s most recognised structures, and the only one man-made visible from the stratosphere.  The wall has acted as a defence between ancient warring factions, as well as a preeminent tourist destination and cultural landmark. Now, underground electronic music venue can be added to that list. As a country, China is mostly associated with the sounds of EDM, but with a population over 1 billion, it is only natural to find pockets of the citizenry who indulge in the more underground side of electronic music. ... Read more

Full Premiere: Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Sorry I’m Late (Original Mix)

There are few artists operating in the house/techno milieu who offer much beyond functionality in their music. Those who bring more than this to the table always stand out from the crowd. Hamburg/Berlin duo Kollektiv Turmstrasse (Christian Hilscher and Nico Plagemann) are one of those rare acts whose music caters for both body and soul. The duo’s cinematic take on 4/4 electronica has won praise from all quarters via releases on Diynamic, Connaisseur and their own Musik Gewinnt Freunde imprint. Debut album Rebellion der Träumer demonstrated a prowess beyond the realms of the dancefloor, laden with frosty electronic melody, downtempo ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With André Galluzzi

Few can say they have seen Berlin grow into the techno mecca it is today from behind the decks, but André Galluzzi is one of those who can, having held or currently holding residencies at the famed Tresor, Berghain, and even its predecessor Ostgut. Galluzzi’s first opportunity in DJing at a club was in his hometown of Frankfurt. While working behind the bar, one of the DJs fell ill and a slot opened up for the night. Galluzzi grabbed the bull by its horns and made it an experience that would change his life. Soon after, working for record distributor Neutron, Galluzzi ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Extrawelt

It was a typical Amsterdam Friday night, cold and rainy but with a somehow burning atmosphere. As the weekend was upon us and nights turn to days, Next Monday’s Hangover had the honor to give the craziest start to it with an outstanding party at the new Marktkantine. The line up consisted of such acts as Dauwd, Petar Dundov, CW/A, a lot of local talent and the headliners of the night Extrawelt. The music and the excitement were gradually becoming stronger over the night and the crowd was built up to the point of explosion when Extrawelt came on stage. ... Read more