Letzte Woche trafen Kai & ich Sven Väth zweimal zufällig auf dem Hin- und Rückflug Frankfurt – Ibiza. Zwischen einem Interview per Handy mit einer Journalistin aus Ungarn und ein paar Bierchen zeigte er uns das obige Video auf seinem Notebook. Dabei konnten wir feststellen, dass ihm mit seinen knapp 45 Jahren der Schalk immer noch erhalten geblieben ist und er seine Arbeit nach wie vor liebt und regelrecht zelebriert. Seine inzwischen legendäre Cocoon Partyreihe im Amnesia auf Ibiza feiert bereits sein zehnjähriges Bestehen.
The story of Sven Väth, Cocoon and especially Ibiza has been told in so many ways and so many times over the last few years, with interviews, press releases, party reviews, bulletin boards and much more which does not actually leave much room for additions. Cocoon Ibiza is, and remains, one of the cornerstones of the Ibizan party universe that is calling out for the island’s invasion every summer. The fact that we are now approaching our tenth year was not something that anybody would honestly have imagined after the first very hard years. So the tenth year is a year for us to say thank you!
This year, the uncompromising musical path that Cocoon has stood for over the last ten years will be, of course, continued and even refined. With Reboot from Offenbach, Federico Molinari from the Frankfurt-based label “Oslo”, Livio & Roby from Romania, British Tech House superstar Radio Slave, German shooting star Nick Curly plus the French Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts and the Chilean Jose Luis Ordenes a.k.a Umho, we are happy to welcome several exemplary new acts that stand for the current development of House and Techno. Among these newcomers, the live set of Joris Voorn represents a very special highlight. Cocoon head Sven Väth is hosting the Cocoon night believe it or not 13 times this year and many of our residents from past years will be behind the decks again. Loco Dice is to play five times, one with his long-time production partner Martin Buttrich; Richie Hawtin is our guest three times and will be hosting a special Minus night with Magda, Barem and Gaiser Live. Marco Carola can’t be left out of course and will be playing twice. Ricardo Villalobos plays the decisive role on the Amnesia terrace with seven performances of his unique magical sound among others, he has booked Chicago House legend DJ Sneak.
Besides the well-known Cocoon and CocoonClub artists André Galluzzi, C-Rock, Chris Tietjen, Frank Lorber, Karotte and Tobi Neumann, we welcome Markus Fix and Cassy, two new entrants to Cocoon Booking, and with Dorian Paic, Dubfire, Josh Wink, Luciano, Matthias Kaden, Onur Özer, Raresh, Tiefschwarz, Vera and Zip, all the friends of Cocoon are on the White Island again not to miss our two Ibiza residents Arian and MarT from Amnesia.
So, the craziness continues and we are celebrating together our tenth year on the mystic sun island a very special year and a magic doubling of jubilees! While Cocoon Ibiza revels in its 10th birthday, the CocoonClub Frankfurt is entering its 5th year! After the long, hard and grey winter, we are now looking forward to an outstanding summer: 10 Years of Cocoon Ibiza the party continues!