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various-cocoon compilation m cd (cocoon)

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various-cocoon compilation m

This is the thirteenth edition in the Cocoon label's alphabetically-named yearly Cocoon Compilation series, curated by label-head Sven Väth. Covered in the known and beloved package-design, but all in pink, this time. Dutch-based Sushitech-producer Makam presents a dreamy opening track that is without any doubt the perfect start for this compilation. Warm harmonies and dropping sounds open up the door for track number two by Matt Tolfrey and Inxec: "Never in Doubt" continues where Makam stopped, however Tolfreys and Inxec's harmonies and the moody atmosphere meet a solid beat programming and merge down to a pushing piece of music that could have seen the day of light in Detroit. Alejandro Mosso joins the club, full of positive energy and happiness. With a slight Cadenza-feeling, his tune is made for the next beach-party and perfect for all you Âme fans out there. "Grinding Love" wants you to move, forget, and dance 'til you sweat. Douglas Greed steps back a bit on the energy scale, but adds more craziness to the package with his production. "Dynamite" is a freaky piece of tech-house in a cool Green Velvet style. Waff's "Beatmakerz" is based on cool breakbeats and dark percussion, creating a rave anthem that merges some cool influences. Temma Teje's "Nueva" features Chymera-style strings, with straight-forward 909-programming. Kyle Geiger shows us another approach with house anthem synths and vocal parts that is something akin to "wild-pitch." Gary Beck's track features mental synth-stabs forming a banging floor-tool. Ray Kajioka's "Never Ending" features a cool sound-design and nice effects. Mind Against's "Argo" boasts Moroder-like arpeggios and elegant drum-programming. Finally, Tuff City Kids' "Meshnerize" is the most retro number in this selection and incorporates some nice '80s and '90s elements with warm analog synths, a New Order bass line, and the cool old skool drum programming. All of this together creates a powerful but dreamy ending to this compilation.

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