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In The Mix: The Sound Of The Ninth Season


Frankfurt-based Sven Väth is co-founder of the Cocoon label, and The Sound Of The Ninth Season is his musical trip through the year 2008. Listening to the mesmerizing grooves, you might browse through the memories of your own year. What were its special moments? It might be a trip, a relationship, or a party -- or a phrase in a track you danced to at a party. Rarely does electronic music manage to blend the personal and the public so perfectly: The Sound Of The Ninth Season is a compendium of the club music of 2008, but at the same time a very personal statement. Sven Vath passes his special musical message to everybody on this planet willing to celebrate what is exciting and fascinating about life. Simultaneously, it's a private statement about what is important to him artistically and socially. The two sets on this double CD could not be more different. The first CD is a techno hurricane, collecting the most energetic moments of 2008 including the most enigmatic and mysterious track released on Cocoon Recordings this year: "Subtellite" by Timo Maas. Although there have been a couple of mind-blowing club hits during 2008, it was not a year for explosive peak-time anthems. Instead, it was a year for subtle deep house grooves and quiet research within the textures and landscapes of electronic sounds. Taking these developments into account, the second set is a labyrinth of tender grooves and sweet and strange sounds. Vath's life long journey through electronic music continues and it brings us an excess of excitement, empathy, madness and beauty. Artists include Mathew Jonson, Ahmet Sisman, Styro 2000, Sasha, Alex Flatner, Smith & Selway, Flügel, Johnny D, Sven Tasnadi, Pigon, Microworld, Reboot, Robert Babicz, Luke Solomon, Bang Goes, Cirez, Joris Voorn and Prins Thomas.