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David August True Romance
06 :27
02
Nina Kraviz W-Bleu
05 :48
03
Dinky Luvin
06 :33
04
Henrik Schwarz Now This Way
05 :52
05
Matt John The Blue Storm
06 :40
06
Maetrik Caught Between
06 :23
07
Christian Burkhardt & Einzelkind Icon
06 :11
08
Argy The Thrust
06 :29
09
Butch Antique
06 :26
10
Sascha Dive New Frontiers
06 :03
11
Tom Trago Fifth Fase
06 :02
12
Minilogue Blessed
10 :33
ARTIST
TITLE
Cocoon Compilation K
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
COR 027CD COR 027CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/30/2011

This is the eleventh edition in the Cocoon label's alphabetically-named yearly Cocoon Compilation series, curated by label-head Sven Väth. Cocoon Compilation K is definitely the deepest survey of contemporary electronic dance music that has ever seen the light of day on Cocoon Recordings. It all starts with David August -- with its sensual and melancholic slo-mo disco and a short acid insert, "True Romance" is a massive musical exclamation mark. After this, it gets profoundly hypnotic, thanks to Siberian singer and DJ/producer Nina Kraviz. Her dreamy vocals and the streamlined deep house of "W-Bleu" are for sure something that Baby Ford would have been proud of, too. Following these two compilation newcomers is Alejandra Iglesias aka Dinky. "Luvin" indulges the senses with a darkly shimmering disco-house-pop draft and some subtle Goldfrapp reminiscences, and thus has what it takes to become one of THE summer tracks of 2011. Henrik Schwarz then sets the course more to the dancefloor with his mythic-percussive dub-house runner "Now This Way," while the Far-Eastern-like, hypnotic reduction of "Blue Storm" by Matt John irresistibly takes our collective consciousness to Floor #7 after that. The meeting of the two house modernists Christian Burkhardt & Einzelkind as well as Sascha Dive's minimal-ska-influenced "New Frontiers" show that the Rhein Main area is still good for some damn innovative tracks. Maetrik shines again with his dirty soul-tech and with the mean high-frequency wild pitch of "The Thrust," Argy delivers the unofficial successor to his "Unreliable Virgin." Besides that, Tom Trago continues the long-lasting history of Detroit, using a quite percussive organ motif. Butch presents a siren-like deep house jewel, and the compilation is completed by Sebastian Mullaert and Marcus Henriksson aka Minilogue with their track "Blessed" -- without doubt the most sensual and melancholic title that the two have ever produced together. You can't get any closer to the pulse of modern electronic music culture than with this compilation.