Various Artists - 11 Years Cocoon Anniversary Remix Collection (Part 1) on Cocoon

Various Artists - 11 Years Cocoon Anniversary Remix Collection (Part 1)

Cocoon [DE] | CORLP 025.1 - May. 23, 2011

Vinyl || Minimal House / Minimal Trance / Tech House / Techno

Track info

Extrawelt - Titelheld (Petar Dundov Remix)
Pig & Dan - Deliverance (Gary Beck Remix)
Joel Mull - Harmonautic String (Steve Rachmad Remix)

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The Eleven is - numerologically speaking- definitely not a lucky number in the Western culture. It exceeds perfection just by one and thus represents the number of excess and sin in Christian mythology; that’s why apocalyptic events always start in the eleventh hour. However, those who followed the output of the most successful German label for electronic dance music since 2000 to date are aware of the fact that Cocoon’s aim is rather the further development of sound instead of sticking to nostalgia, or portentous “Omen". Against this background, it may be a temporal coincidence but also totally logical that, on the occasion of the eleventh anniversary, this compilation breaks with traditions which people have come to like. Of course, it was a point of honour for Cocoon to release the most important remixes on a total of three vinyls, accompanying the CD release. “Vinyl is THE medium for everybody who sets high values on good sound. That’s why vinyl is still the Champion’s League for me and I will continue supporting and releasing it!” (Sven Väth) The last “Distant Shores"-EP of Croatian mastermind Petar Dundov is described by Groove Magazine as “a sensual explosion of sound and light from a distant star". That’s exactly where he continues with his remix of Extrawelt’s “Titelheld": over twelve minutes, Dundov extracts a captivating quintessence from the multi-ply melodies and hypnotic rhythms, and so this track can confidently be seen as one of the emotional moments of glory of Techno in the current decade. Subsequently, the Scottish “Consumed” producer Gary Beck unfolds presumably the mightiest bass kick on this CD around Pig and Dan’s “Deliverance". The maxi is completed by Amsterdam’s Detroit resident Steve Rachmad who brilliantly purges Joel Mull’s club hit “Harmonautic String” of 2007. And so, the 11 turns into a mat