In The Mix: The Sound Of The Tenth Season


Frankfurt-based Sven Väth is co-founder of the Cocoon label, and The Sound Of The Tenth Season celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Cocoon parties at Club Amnesia in Ibiza. The past season was a very special one for Cocoon. Väth won the Ibiza DJ Award as best DJ and the award for the best set of the summer for a fabulous back-to-back set with Luciano. A Cocoon season is not complete without the concluding mix album, on which Väth merges all facets of the club sound of today into a double CD. With the tenth volume, he finalizes the first decade of Cocoon's activities, not only summing up the highlights of 2009's club-life, but predicting what will happen in 2010 -- and perhaps in the whole new decade. The hit-makers of the zero years are hardly present on this album; instead, Väth introduces a whole new generation of artists who might accompany him through the second decade of Cocoon in Ibiza. Musicians such as Alejandro Mosso from Argentina, Marc Marzenit from Spain or Ilario Alicante from Italy form an international network of talented young artists who have left the formative distinctions between techno and house behind. Some of Väth's Season mixes are divided into a "Night" and a "Day" chapter, and this new "Night"-mix might be the most subtle and quiet one yet. Unlike the general crop of DJs, Väth manages to cover all shades of electronic music: he fuses subtle sounds with epic breaks, tribal chants with futuristic beats. The Sound Of The Tenth Season captures moments of beauty and madness, of elegance and intensity. A DVD is also part of the pack, containing a 45-minute live-performance by Sven Väth, a series of interviews featuring Sven himself, Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Loco Dice and Johannes Goller, promoter of Cocoon Ibiza, as well as a cut of Underworld's live performance and several "making-of" trailers. Other artists include: Anthea & Celler, Spencer Parker, Michel Cleis, Sebastian Lutz, Nico Purman, Dreher & Smart, Matt John, Electric Rescue, Franco Cazzola, Ahmet Sisman, Egbert, Umek, Prostitune, Basti Pieners, Eddy Pirax, Lee Jones, Cesare vs. Disorder, Precious System, Yousef, Totó La Momposina, Stefan Goldmann, DJ Koze, and Pantha Du Prince. DVD is NTSC format, region-free.